Still I Rise: The Maya Angelou Film Festival is a programme of screenings celebrates the life and work of world renowned and legendary author, poet, actress, professor, singer, dancer, playwright, director, and activist Dr. Maya Angelou who passed away at the age of 86 in May 2014.
Black History Studies in association with Empress Jai presents 'In Celebration of Maya Angelou'
In this interactive presentation by Empress Jai, we will be discussing and celebrating the life and work of world renowned and legendary author, poet, actress, professor, singer, dancer, playwright, director, and activist Dr. Maya Angelou who passed away at the age of 86 in May 2014.
Readers of her autobiography will know that she rose from childhood trauma in America's Deep South through political activism with Martin Luther King and Malcolm X to become a hugely admired writer, university professor and Bill Clinton's Poet Laureate. Her poem And Still I Rise is a triumphant anthem of transcendence over adversity.
This presentation will introduce the audience to Maya Angelou and the upcoming Film Festival.
To highlight Maya Angelou's love of music, Iyanna Monique, a classically trained solo violinist will be performing from 6pm
THIS EVENT IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!
This event will take place on THURSDAY 6TH AUGUST 2015 from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.
Doors open at 6.30pm.
Admission is FREE.
This event will be held at the Marcus Garvey Library, Tottenham Green Centre, 1 Phillip Lane, Tottenham, London, N15 4JA.
Nearest Tube: Seven Sisters Station. Nearest Mainline: Bruce Grove Station. Buses: 123, 149, 230, 243, 259, 279, 318, 341, 349, 476, W4. Parking available on site (£4)
PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 15 MINUTES EARLY.
Places for this event is limited so if you are interested in attending please book your ticket.
Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so don't delay.
“This Film Festival Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery. www.filmlondon.org.uk/filmhub
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Black History Studies
Black History Studies is a social enterprise company which operates in the interest of the community by offering courses and events in Adult Education.
We aim to empower the African and Caribbean community and enable them to develop self knowledge and identity through Black History and Culture. Black History Studies aim to provide a wide range of courses and activities which will provide people with the opportunity to pursue their interest in Black History and Black Studies.
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