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Celebrate importance of black heritage in Islington

13:10 07 October 2012

Islington Town Hall

Islington Town Hall

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Black History Month returns to Islington with a host of film screenings, debates and book readings next week.

This year the events will centre on the theme of Educate and Innovate, exploring Black History education and its impact on multicultural society.

The programme kicks off at Waterstones on October 11, where author Jacob Whittington will be reading excerpts from his book, What Black Is And What Being Black Isn’t.

Kings Place will also host two film premieres, The Importance of Black History? directed by Nosa Igbinedion on October 23 and Hoodwinked, the sequel to What Black Men Think, on October 30. Mr Igbinedion worked with over 30 young people in Islington to produce his documentary.

The film will be followed by a live debate featuring the young stars of the film alongside education leaders.

The celebrations will close with Shaping the Future, a discussion on inequality gaps in education, on November 2.

Council leader Catherine West said: “Black History Month is an opportunity to raise awareness of and celebrate black cultural heritage, which is an important part of Islington’s story.

“This year’s theme will give young people in the borough a chance to make their views heard, alongside those of writers, film makers and experts in the field.

She added: “Islington’s programme promises to be very thought-provoking and I’d really encourage residents to come along to the events.”

All events are low-cost or free to enter, and some require advance booking. For more information visit www.islington.gov.uk/bhm

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