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Coming to England, The Floella Benjamin Story
Sat 22 October 2016, 14:00 – 15:30 BST
Part of Waltham Forest Black History Month curated by Black History Walks
Coming to England’ is a sixty minute film adaptation of Floella Benjamin's fantastic 1994 book . It tells the story of a her journey as a ten year old from Trinidad to London in the 60's. Many West Indians at that time, encouraged by enticing adverts, left their homes and migrated to Britain. They came in the belief that England was a promised land. But instead of happiness they found a cold and hostile welcome . It depicts what England, particularly London was like in the early 60's and shows how Floella and her family overcome obstacles to succeed. Floella was one of the first black women on British TV, she was recently Chancellor of Exeter university and is now a member of the House of Lords.
This event will be followed by How to Brainwash the Youth and make them act like Fools ! More info and book your ticket here http://bit.ly/2cT6Gec
Dont forget 400 Years of Black British Civil rights on Wednesday 19th 6.30-9pm at Chingford Assembly Hall Lounge, Station Road E4. Free entry.
Visit www.walthamforest.gov.uk/bhm201 to find out about other events celebrating Black History Month in Waltham Forest