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October 2020

House of Music: Raising the Kanneh-Masons with Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason

14 October, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Event United Kingdom
Free

Join Kadie Kanneh-Mason to discuss what it takes to raise a musical family in a Britain divided by class and race. In her book House of Music, Kadie looks back to 1963 when her mother, the nineteen-year-old daughter of a Welsh family, defied everyone and sailed off to join her fiancé and his family in Sierra Leone. Through this personal journey and what follows, the book charts the story of immigration, determination and hard work of a remarkable family succeeding…

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Jo Ann Kelly – Streatham’s “Queen of the Blues”

16 October, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Event United Kingdom
Free

Streatham Festival in association with newly founded Streatham Blues Festival is celebrating the life and music of the legendary Jo Ann Kelly. Born and raised in Streatham, Jo Ann had a unique and powerful vocal style. She came to be regarded as one of the finest blues singers ever. It will be almost 30 years to the day since she died tragically early on October 21 1990. As the Independent said in an obituary: “To many American performers, Jo Ann…

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Fab Flamenco x Five

18 October, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 25 October, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on 15 October, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on 17 October, 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on 18 October, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Online Event United Kingdom
Free

Local Streatham company 'Flamenco Con Gusto' is offering FIVE FREE Flamenco Dance 'Taster' classes live online via Zoom. Each will be a fun and dynamic introduction to this rich Spanish 'gitano' art form. ALL AGES & DANCE ABILITIES WELCOME ! These zestful 1hr classes will include tutor Danielle + student dancers demonstrating a short dance or two for your entertainment. You can attend as many of these 'Taster' classes as you like - each one will be different - or…

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Chess! Check it out!

18 October, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until 18 October, 2020

Online Event United Kingdom

Beginner, Improver, Returner or budding Master, watch or play online with Streatham and Brixton Chess Club, Sundays 11th and 18th at the Festival.  Everyone is playing it, now more than ever. The oldest game on the planet. Chess!  It is challenging, it is exciting and it is fun. Once you’ve learnt the basic moves the possibilities on the 64 squares are endless. Young and old, girls and boys, can pit their wits and buff-up their brain cells in the game’s…

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Shame On Me: An Anatomy of Race and Belonging with author Tessa McWatt

19 October, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Event United Kingdom
Free

‘What are you?’ Tessa McWatt knows first-hand that the answer to this question, often asked by white people, is always more complicated than it seems. Is the answer English, Scottish, British, Caribbean, Portuguese, Indian, Amerindian, French, African, Chinese, Canadian? Like most families, hers is steeped in myth and the anecdotes of grandparents and parents who view their histories through the lens of desire, aspiration, loss, and shame. In Shame On Me Tessa unspools all the interwoven strands of her inheritance,…

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