Sunday, November 02, 2008

Black History Films /What will New Cross be?

There's lots of interesting (and indeed free) stuff happening in New Cross this week, not sure I can keep up with it all. To start with on Wednesday 5th September there's an event - or rather couple of linked events - at Deptford Town Hall, New Cross Road, London SE14 6AF.

From 4.30-5.15pm, there's 'Deptford.TV Premieres: Black History Month' - four short films made by Goldsmiths MA Screen Documentary students for Deptford.TV on Deptford’s black history. They look at the story of reggae sound systems in the area, the growth of the black community here, and the racist violence of the 1970s and 1980s, including the New Cross Fire.

Then in the same venue from 5.30-8.00pm it's 'Talkoake on se14 6af: What will New Cross be?': 'Goldsmiths, University of London is located in the heart of the dynamic and diverse neighbourhood of New Cross. The area is home to emerging creative businesses, deprived council estates and large numbers of students. How do these different communities interact? What is the future of New Cross? What will happen to the creative culture that has thrived in the area? On the 5th of November, you are invited to Deptford Town Hall to air your views and envision possible futures at a public Talkaoke, an interactive audience-led talk show on the future of the area'.

Talkaoke by The People Speak, supported by The Centre for the study of Global Media and Democracy, and The Centre for Urban and Community Research.

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