Remembering the New Cross Fire – 30 Years On

KWAME KWEI-ARMAH will host an evening of music, film, discussion and spoken word to mark the 30th Anniversary of the New Cross Fire.

Featuring MENELIK SHABAZZ’s documentary Blood Ah Go Run and a second documentary from the George Padmore Institute archive on the New Cross Fire, this will be a night of remembrance and review. The evening will close with live performances from the ‘Queens of Lovers Rock’ JANET KAY and CARROLL THOMPSON.


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Following the documentaries MENELIK SHABAZZ (Burning an Illusion), ALEX PASCALL OBE and PROFESSOR GUS JOHN will recall the events of 30 years ago and review their impact on Britain today. This will be followed by spoken word from COURTTIA NEWLAND, EL CRISIS and Albany Theatre Associate Artist, ZENA EDWARDS. The ‘Queens of Lovers Rock’, CARROLL THOMPSON and JANET KAY will bring the evening to a close by taking us back to the music of the day with live performances. This event promises to be an uplifting and inspiring commemoration of the young lives lost in this tragic and important moment in British history.

PROFESSOR GUS JOHN, author of Time to Tell – The Grenada Massacre and After, organised and mobilised support for the Black Peoples Day of Action from the North of England and ALEX PASCALL OBE, through his radio show Black Londoners, commented on the fire and helped to raise valuable funds for the victims and their families.


~ by courttianewland on 03/01/2011.

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