YOUNG OTHELLO THEATRICAL READINGS

Young Othello is a drama set within an ancient African kingdom untouched by slavery or colonialism. It explores the natural and the mystical world to highlight human strength and weakness, and emphasises the uncontrollable passage of time. As the story unfolds, greed, jealousy and the thirst for power bring about the destruction of a nation and provide us with a deeper understanding of one of Shakespeare's most maligned characters.

Writer: Onyeka

 

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TUESDAY 31ST OCTOBER  7.30PM 
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WEDNESDAY 1ST NOVEMBER   7.30PM 
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Join us to celebrate Black History Month every year, with events across the country

Every Wednesday 1st November-6th December 2017  7-9pm

This course is the first of its kind: where students will be able to explore the presence, status and origins of Africans in Tudor England through a specially designed programme. The Blackamoores course is facilitated by Narrative Eye and hosted by the BCA. During this course students will have an opportunity to carry out detailed investigations based on the pioneering work of authors such as Onyeka. In his book Blackamoores (2013), he spent over twenty years researching the presence, status and origins of Africans in England. His work proved that Africans were not all slaves and that many came from strong and vibrant civilisations. We will discover that not only was this the time of William Shakespeare, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, but also people of African descent such as Mary Fillis of Morisco, Henrie Anthonie Jetto and Anne Vause. This six week programme will empower students to help write the missing pages of history. Students will be assessed and awarded a certificate of achievement upon successful completion.

 Venue: Black Cultural Archives, 1 Windrush Square, Brixton, London SW2 1EF

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Cost: £50

ABOUT NARRATIVE EYE

Narrative Eye is an organisation dedicated to promoting equality and social change through education.  We are dedicated to the production and promotion of creative works that document and challenge the inequalities and injustices faced by African and African Caribbean people in the UK.

We promote the rich cultural and historical contribution made by people of African origin in the UK, through publishing literary works and research, producing plays and films. Our work also includes delivering courses, workshops and seminars on topics such as history, literature, and cultural and social issues.

We are committed to creating new and creative ways that enables African and African Caribbean people to participate fully in society and increase their social mobility, prosperity and employability. We are committed to raising the level of cultural awareness amongst Black Britons to enable them to overcome their social exclusion.

PAST PUBLICATIONS AND PLAYS

We have produced three novels including, Waiting to ExplodeThe Black Prince, and The Phoenix(which won the 2009 African Achievers award for Communication and Media).  Our writer in residence is the historian and international researcher Onyeka.  He has also produced The Whirlwind and the Storm, a West End theatre production about the life and times of Marcus Garvey. In 2013, Onyeka released his latest work, Blackamoores: Africans in Tudor England, their Presence, Status and Origins.

 

PROJECTS

  • The Freedom Project (2007)
  •  Mother Tongue (2008)
  •  The Black Poppy Project (2009-present)
  •  Beyond Black History Month (2010)
  •  UNIA Blue Plaque (2011)
  •  Born British (2012 - present)
  •  African Tudors in England (2013- present)
  •  African Tudors in the Curriculum campaign (2013 - present)
  •  The Empire Needs Men (2014 - present)

WORKSHOPS

We provide tailor-made workshops to the specific needs of beneficiaries. We have presented work to a wide and diverse range of audiences. The majority of our educational work has been with participants from socially deprived communities across the UK with a high proportion of Black residents.

Company number  04134735