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People Get Ready - The Protest Years: 1970 - 2000

PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:11 pm
by Ted
At The V&A Tomorrow night. Gritting my teeth at that use of "creative"


People Get Ready
The Protest Years 1970 – 2000
Friday 21 October
18.30 – 22.00
Sackler Centre

Explore subversion and style through the work of black British creatives in the context of music, fashion and the arts.

Find out about the work of filmmaker, musician and DJ DON LETTS, writer, producer, founder of the Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra and former member of the Grammy Award winning Steel Pulse MYKAELL RILEY and actor SHANGO BAKU.

Discover paintings of DENZIL FORRESTER who documented black life in the 80s from shubeens to SUS to the funeral of Winston Rose.

Experience a lively discussion about subversion and protest in music and fashion hosted by music journalist JACQUELINE SPRINGER.

Join the debate with SHANGO BAKU as he asks 'have the roots of protest gone out of Carnival' and take a journey through Postmodern black popular culture.

Hear more about BRIXTON CALLING! and the BRIXTON ARTISTS COLLECTIVE ARCHIVE who used visual arts to champion local, national and international political campaigns.

Explore STAYING POWER, the Heritage Lottery funded partnership between the BLACK CULTURAL ARCHIVES and the V&A, that is currently acquiring photographs that reflect the Black British Experience from the 1950s-1990s.

Create your own protest poster echoing those made for ROCK AGAINST RACISM and watch documentary screenings about activism and resistance by filmmakers MENELIK SHABAZZ and LLOYD GARDNER.

Finally immerse yourself as FEMI FEM (Young Disciples/Colourful Radio), DON LETTS (The Roxy/6 Music) & MISTAH BROWN (Tighten Up/Trash & Ready/People's Radio) celebrate the music that helped define a period of major social change for a generation; from Classic Soul, Roots Reggae, Lovers Rock, Two-Tone, Punk and Disco to Acid Jazz, Hip-Hop, Jungle, Rave and beyond...

Free and drop in, apart from a single entry fee of £5 for all talks and workshops, which are available on a first come first served basis.

Re: People Get Ready - The Protest Years: 1970 - 2000

PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:33 pm
by Adam Blake
Ted wrote:At The V&A Tomorrow night. Gritting my teeth at that use of "creative"


God, that is a truly horrible subversion of the language, isn't it? Some bright spark with a crap degree got paid money for thinking that up.

On a not dissimilar note, I recently attended an exhibition of psychedelic art where the sleeve of Nico's "Desertshore" was exhibited (not sure why) and the production credits read "co-produced by Joe Boyd and John Cage". Cage? Cale? What's the difference? (shrug...)

If you're going to this, Ted, give us a report, won't you?