ENJOY AiM 2017 ‘FREE FEST’ in Edinburgh
24 October 2017
You are dying to attend Africa in Motion 2017 in Edinburgh but you turned off your heating last week and you are currently surviving on your last bowl of pasta?
Don’t worry, we thought about you! Let us guide you through our programme of free events; with 15 events ranging from film screenings to workshops and talks, there is a free fest for you!
EXPLORE THE HISTORY OF AFRICAN CINEMA
Discover the literary movement Negritude with an imagined debate between Wole Soyinka and Léopold Sédar Senghor and as well as one of the founders of panafrican cinema and the Carthage Film Festival, Tahar Cheriaa.
Into music? We are organising a workshops around Moroccan music and documentary filmmaking with the makers of Trances, a classic documentary about Nass El Ghiwane, the ‘Rolling Stones of Morocco’.
Don’t forget to visit our visual exhibition at Whitespace! It’s your chance to learn everything you have always wanted to know about African’s lost classics between Monday 30 and Thursday 9! Our tip: pop in on Monday 30th, we are celebrating the opening with wine and nibbles!
30 Oct – 9 Nov | Whitespace Gallery
+ Exhibition Opening on Mon 30 at 6pm (drinks and nibbles)
Homage to Tahar Cheriaa + Al-Sandawich
Mon 30 Oct at 4pm | Edinburgh College of Art (Hunter Lecture Theatre)
Sun 29 Oct at 2:30PM | Dance base
Tue 31 Oct at 7.30pm | St John’s Church
GO AFRO-LATIN AT THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
We are working with AHRC funded International Network, ‘Afro-Latin (in)visibility and the UN decade: Cultural politics in motion in Nicaragua, Colombia and the UK’.
Take this great opportunity to engage with Afro-descendant heritage and futures across the Central American and Caribbean region.
Tue 31 Oct at 7.30pm | University of Edinburgh (50 George Square)
Symposium : Politics and Poetics of Afro-Latin Visibility
Thu 2 & Fri 3
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
Fri 3 Nov at 6.30pm | University of Edinburgh (50 George Square)
Why don’t you also check out our other events taking place across the different departments of the University of Edinburgh? It will be just like going back to Uni (or very convenient if you are there already!)
Accra Power + Uprize!
Tue 31 Oct at 3pm | Edinburgh College of Art (Film and TV Screening Room)
Wed 1 Nov at 7pm | University of Edinburgh (50 George Square)
T-Junction – UK Premiere
Thu 2 Nov at 7pm | University of Edinburgh (50 George Square)
LET’S GET FUNKY FOR FREE!
Whether you want to shake your booty in one of Edinburgh’s most chilled and beloved bar or go an limb and attend a screening of Blaxploitation Sollywood [South Africa + Hollywood] flick featuring the coolest main protagonist in the history of African cinema, Joe Bullet.
Fri 3 Nov at 7pm | North Edinburgh Arts Centre
Wed 1 Nov at 6pm | The Brass Monkey
Free doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be picky! Nothing of interest so far? How about these little gems?
Mama Colonel – UK Premiere
Mon 30 Oct at 7pm | The Space, Media Education
Wed 1 Nov at 7pm | St John’s Church
Thu 2 Nov at 6.30pm | Woodland Creatures