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UK MUSIC NEWS: WESTFIELD (SHEPHERDS BUSH) CANCELS GIGGS HMV ALBUM SIGNING

Amazing turn out for our @officialgiggs album signing tonight! Thanks everyone! #WhenWillItStop pic.twitter.com/6iJhe5k5la — hmv Southampton (@hmvSouthampton) October 14, 2013 I'm pissed — GIGGS (@officialgiggs) October 14, 2013 So Westfield don't want me in there building 2mrw,so they've cancelled my HMV signing tomorrow. I'm sorry everyone,I dunno what to say — GIGGS (@officialgiggs) October 14, 2013 The police cancelled his London show at the last minute and now his album signing, which was due to take place in London today has been cancelled. []

BRITISH BLACK PANTHER EXHIBITION

An exhibition presenting the legacy of the British Black Panther movement will be coming to Brixton in October. Taking place at the Photofusion Gallery during Black History Month, the show will feature current portraits of Panther members and archive photographs shot by Neil Kenlock, the official photographer of the British Black Panther Movement.  A documentary film will also accompany the exhibition. The show has been curated by The Organised Youth project, a group of 13-25 year olds who were inspired by the youthful []

UK DOCUMENTARY (SHORT) – PECKHAM (BY PARIS ROBIN)

The Royal Court commissioned a young Peckham based film maker, Paris Robin, to go out and produce a film about the area to complement the Soap Opera digital content. Paris Robin is a 19 year old actress and film-maker who has been making films independently for just over a year. Paris specialises in writing, pre-production and filming. Paris also owns her own Literary Agency which involves the development of plays, films and novels: www.swagswagliteraryagency.com

UK EVENT: CAMBRIDGE STUDENTS BRING GROUND BREAKING PLAY ‘FOR COLORED GIRLS’ TO LONDON

After five star reviews and breaking history in Cambridge, Justina Kehinde and Ifeyinwa Frederick are bringing Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls [Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf] to London for one night only. The play, a choreopoem originally written by Ntozake Shange, will be staged at the Canada Water Culture Space on Friday, September 13, 7.30pm – followed by a Q&A with the cast and crew hosted by Hannah Pool. The original Cambridge run of the play directed and produced by []

BLACK BRITISH SHORT FILM: ‘SORRY WE DON’T HELP DARKIES’ – STARRING RICHIE CAMPBELL

A Jamaican family living in London’s Notting Hill during the tension and violence that led to the 1958 race riots, comes to a brutal realisation that life in post war Britain is far from the ‘Mother Country’ that would welcome them with open arms as they had been told… .. A situation that MANY West Indian migrants had to face while living in the ‘Mother Country’ back then, that often gets swept under the carpet and played down when discussed today. Well []

15 YEAR OLD NEWCOMER MCKELL DAVID SET TO PLAY TITLE ROLE IN NEW BRITISH FEATURE FILM ‘MONTANA’

15 year old actor Mckell David will play the title role in the up and coming British feature film Montana. The film also stars Ashley Walters, Adam Deacon, Richie Campbell and Lars Mikkelsen. Via Variety Mikkelsen plays a Serbian hitman who comes to London on a mission against a local gangster, and teams up by chance with a young drugs courier (Mckell David) who wants revenge against the same crime lord. The assassin ends up mentoring his protegé in the dark arts of professional killing. Mo Ali is []

UK THEATRE: ONE MONKEY DON’T STOP NO SHOW (TRAILER)

In 1970s Philadelphia, the Harrisons are the most respectable middle-class Black family in the suburbs – until their young niece from the rural South turns their polite, Christian life on its head. The Cosby Show meets Restoration Comedy in this hilariously outrageous play about how hard we try to hide who we really are. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.