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Issue No. 2439

Staying power—Photographs of Black British Experience, 1950s—1990s

This new photographic exhibition was inspired by Peter Fryer’s book Staying Power—the History of Black People in Britain.

It focuses on historical moments and that capture the experiences of black people in Britain. 

It features portraits, documentary and staged photographs from post-war years to the 1990s. And the range of topics it covers span from from mass migration to hip-hop fashions in south London. 

Staying Power features the work of 17 professional and amateur photographers. 

But it also features artefacts from struggles—some of which were donated by Unite Against Fascism. 

The centre is in Brixton’s Windrush Square, and also runs educational programmes linked to this excellent exhibition.

This is a companion exhibition to one of the same name in the V&A Museum. 

Black Cultural Archives,
London SW2 1EF
Until 30 June
bcaheritage.org.uk
 

Flatpack Film Festival

the flatplack Film Festival returns to Birmingham next month, with more independent film and art. 

Headline events include The Films of Roy Andersson, the Swedish director who’s well known for his minimalist sketches.  

Tickets have just gone on sale. 

Birmingham, 
19-29 March
flatpackfestival.org.uk
 

Picked up, Patched Up and Sent Home—Why I Love the NHS

In this book, Carl Walker presents a collection of true stories about people whose lives have been held together by those who work in the NHS. 

The book will be available at a series of meetings hosted by local NHS campaigns to launch the book. 

Carl Walker
Buried River Press
Out on general release on 27 February

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Tue 3 Feb 2015, 18:33 GMT
Issue No. 2439
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