The Students Union in collaboration with the Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts (ACCA), University of Sussex will be screening the award winning Mandela biopic, Long Walk to Freedom starring Idris Elba, Naomie Harris and Tony Kgoroge at the ACCA by 7pm. The screening will be started with a question and answer session with the screen writer, William Nicholson.
If you find yourself anywhere around campus, do join us as the tickets for the movie are FREE.
Other events happening this week are:
Wednesday 30th October
New Daughters of Africa: A Cultural Industries Perspective (4-6pm, Fulton Lecture Theatre A)
An exploration of the role of feminist and black publishing in showcasing the creativity of women of African descent, with Margaret Busby. This is a unique opportunity to hear Margaret Busby, pioneering publisher and broadcaster, and editor of acclaimed anthology New Daughters of Africa. To explore the role of feminist and black publishing in showcasing the creativity of women of African descent, we will be joined by Candida Lacey from Myriad Editions and Simidele Dosekun, Assistant Professor at LSE and formerly editor at Kachifo, publisher of Farafina Books. Margaretta Jolly from The Business of Women’s Words project will introduce.
Please join us to celebrate radical publishing, for drinks and nibbles, and a chance to buy the book at a special one-off price! Places are free but please register your interest.
Diversity Lewes presents ‘Celebrating African Caribbean in Sussex past and present (Off Campus, TBC)
Launch event for ‘Celebrating African Caribbean in Sussex past and present’ – a short documentary film celebrating the lives and contributions of locally-based members of the Windrush Generation.This evening event will provide an opportunity to hear from the film’s producer, Tony Kalume of Diversity Lewes. http://www.diversitylewes.org.uk. Tickets are free – just register your interest. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/diversity-lewes-presents-celebrating-african-caribbean-in-sussex-past-and-present-tickets-69275373507
Afrobeats DanceFit (7:30-8:30pm, Off Campus. Marina Studios)
Afrobeats DanceFit is a dance fitness class founded by Morenike Dasilva, a fourth-year medical student at BSMS, which runs every Wednesday 7.30-8.30pm at Marina Studios. Afrobeats DanceFit isn’t about performing a routine perfectly, it’s about looking after your mental and physical health whilst having fun! The class strives to have a welcoming atmosphere free from the pressure of ‘getting the moves right’, as long as your heart rate is increasing, we’re happy!
Afrobeats DanceFit is also a celebration of African culture! The class playlist features hits from all over the continent and the routines are an excellent blend of effective exercises and African dance moves. They’re so fun that you’ll forget you’re exercising! Also, each class ends with an African proverb packed with wisdom to see you through the rest of the week.
In addition to being beneficial for your health and fun, Afrobeats DanceFit is affordable! Students receive a 50% discount making the class £4! Don’t hesitate to book your place by emailing AfrobeatsDanceFit1@gmail.com or by clicking ‘going’ on our Facebook event!