Tuesday, 6 October 2009

BHM film festival

From BBC Norfolk:

With an eye on the 50th anniversary of Motown and its influence on popular music, the 2009 film festival at the NBHM boasts an array of screenings.

The Wiz, starring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and Richard Pryor, is being shown at Norwich's Cinema City on Sunday, 25 October.

Biopic Standing in the Shadows of Motown pays homage to The Funk Brothers who played on the majority of Motown hits in the 1960s and 1970s on Wednesday, 7 October, 2009.

The finale screening What's Love Got To Do With It? portrays the life of Tina Turner at Tittleshall, King's Lynn, on Saturday, 31 October, 2009.

Away from artistry, an African market comes to Norwich and Great Yarmouth for six days throughout NBHM, with books, clothing, food, arts and crafts, all inspired by the continent and a host of talks and workshops will take place for all ages throughout the county.

Detailed radio coverage throughout the month is being broadcast on Norwich's Future Radio.

"Norfolk Black History Month does a lot of good in Norfolk by bringing a diverse set of people together," said Malika Rahman.

"It provides great entertainment but, more importantly, great education for those of us involved as well as the young and old across the county," she added.

Norfolk Black History Month 2009 takes place from 1 October - 1 November, 2009, throughout the county.

For a full list of events, visit the Norfolk Black History Month website.

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