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Coming to England, The Floella Benjamin Story
Sat 22 October 2016, 14:00 – 15:30 BST
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!
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This event is part of the Waltham Forest Black History Month programme curated by Black History Walks
Visit www.walthamforest.gov.uk/bhm2016 to find out about other events celebrating Black History Month in Waltham Forest.
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About Black History Walks
Black History Walks offers guided Walking Tours of London to include its African history which goes back 3500 years. Walks take place in St Pauls/Bank, Docklands, Soho, Trafalgar Square, Elephant & Castle and Notting Hill.
They also offer films, talks and workshops on a variety of related topics every month all year long to complement the walks, public filmshows on history and current afairs in venues all over the country and teacher and parent training, inset days and run long and short term interventions in primary/secondary schools. Check out the website or join their mail list for details of more events. www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk