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Event: 20th Century Britain through the lens of Black American Music


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Presented as part of Black History Month.

Join us for the screening of three BBC documentaries directed by the British director, James Maycock. James’ work provides a unique perspective, at different times and places during the mid-20th Century, of the influence of Black American music and youth culture on the UK – well before the advent of either social media or Hip Hop. His work also provides a timely reminder of how music can reflect both cultural and political change in a country.

  • Northern Soul: Living for the Weekend, 7.30pm on Monday 7 October
  • The Motown Invasion, 7.30pm on Monday 7 October
  • Gershwin’s Summertime, 7.30pm on Tuesday 8 October followed by a post-screening Q&A with the Director

Tickets are £3 per person per night (admission only) to cover the cost of professional screening. The content of all three BBC documentaries is suitable for any age group.

A discount of 25% on the ticket price will be available for Equity, Writers Guild and Musicians Union members. Membership card will be required on entry.

This event will take place on Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 October from 7.30pm at Peggy’s Skylight, 3 George St, Nottingham, NG1 3BH.

For more information, and to book your place, please visit the event page.

Please bring a hard copy or electronic copy of your booking confirmation to gain entry on the night.

Posted on Wednesday 2nd October 2019

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