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7 Things You Should Definitely Do This Week

What to read, play, and watch this Black History Month.

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1. Watch this short film.

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This film was made as part of the Black Arts Video Project in 1995. It explores the tender relationship between a Jamaican mother and her British-born daughter.

Watch it for free here.

2. Read up on Barbara Blake Hannah.

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Barbara Blake Hannah was the first black British TV presenter. She made it on telly in 1968, long before Sir Trevor McDonald. Her contract only lasted nine months because viewers were not happy with a black presenter onscreen.

Find out more on her story here.

3. Visit the Black SuperSheroes exhibition.

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The Black SuperSheroes exhibition explores the lack of black woman playing leading roles as superheroes. The exhibition collaborates with graphic Designer Lauren-Marie who illustrate and re-masters some of the world's most loved female superhero characters as modern everyday woman of colour.

You can get tickets here.


4. Sit in on a chat with Grace Jones and her friends.

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Join icon Grace Jones live via satellite from London’s BFI as she discusses her life and work with some of her closest collaborators, from the worlds of music, fashion, art and film.

Go to here to see participating cinemas and reserve your tickets.

5. Get to know the legend that is Bob Marley.

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Get an intimate look into the life and music of reggae legend Bob Marley. This film uses footage shot in the early '70s, and shows Marley before he was famous.

Get tickets for the viewing here.

7. Celebrate Somali Week.

Somali Week Festival / Via Somali Week Festival

This weeklong festival is an exciting showcase of poetry, literature, discussions and music. It aims to celebrate the best of Somali arts and culture.

Find out what events are going on here.