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BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2021

Lakeside is proud to host a fantastic range of events throughout October celebrating the talent, stories and contributions of black artists. Engage with powerful stories highlighting significant individuals and movements that influenced change historically and contemporaneously. Our programme includes *Rubika Shah's documentary about rock against racism White Riot, musical theatre for family audiences about Josephine Baker, innovative storytelling from world-renowned *Jan Blake; and sharply honed comedy from Loyisa Gola.

*Supported by University of Nottingham Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Staff 

What's On

White Riot
Film

White Riot

Thursday 14 October
Djanogly Theatre

Award-winning story of the movement that began Rock against Racism and united punk, ska, reggae and new wave against the National Front in the 1970s.

This is sponsored by MIMM and the University of Nottingham Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Staff Network.

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Loyiso Gola: Pop Culture
Comedy

Loyiso Gola: Pop Culture

Thursday 21 October
Djanogly Theatre

Fresh off the release of his hour-long Netflix stand-up special Unlearning, Loyiso Gola takes us on a hilarious journey exploring the differing impact of pop culture moments around the world.

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Josephine
Children & Families

Josephine

Sunday 24 October
Djanogly Theatre

With a Harlem Renaissance-inspired score and spring-heeled Charleston dancing, Josephine blurs the real and imaginary as we follow her story from St Louis slums and into the hearts of the world.

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Exile, Magic & Power
Theatre & Dance

Exile, Magic & Power

Wednesday 27 October
Djanogly Theatre

World-leading storyteller Jan Blake tells a tale about the legendary 13th Century Malian King Sundiata Keita, told by griots but rarely heard in the UK.

This is supported by the University of Nottingham Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Staff Network.

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These events are part of the University of Nottingham's Black History Month activities. To see a full programme of events, please visit The University of Nottingham's Black History Month section of their website.

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