Britain on Film: Black Britain
Bringing together films spanning 1901 to 1985 and taken from many different regions of the UK, ‘Britain on Film: Black Britain‘ offers incredibly rare, little-seen and valuable depictions of black British life on screen. The film will be screened at Manchester Central Library on Monday 30th October at 6pm. Register for free tickets via Eventbrite.
Watch miners in the collieries of Edwardian Lancashire and Yorkshire; and soldiers from across the Empire joining the services to fight for King and ‘mother country’ in World War I. See rare colour footage of multi-racial Cardiff in 1957, a Nigerian wedding in Cornwall in 1964, and touching interviews with black school leavers in 1965; witness growing racial tensions on a Liverpool housing estate and in New Cross, London; communities in search of their roots and partying on the streets of Notting Hill during Carnival.