WALTER'S DEBUT (ON TTV)
Regular readers will know that I have been working on two films about Walter Tull for Teachers TV and the exciting news is that they will be on air next week (Monday May 19 at 15.00 and 15.15, Sky Guide Channel 880, Virgin TV 240, Freeview 88) and if you miss them you can soon watch them on the Teachers TV website. I was sent a preview this week and I think that they are really great, combining some great interviews with good classroom practice. The first film focuses on one of the lessons (in a sequence of seven) about Tull's experiences playing for Tottenham against Bristol City, and the second follows two students through their 'learning journey'.
Other interesting forthcoming events that I would like to mention include the BASA Education Conference which is being hosted by the Northamptonshire Black History Association on Saturday July 12. You can get a lot more information on the BASA website, including the programme which you download and a registration form. I will be running a workshop on Walter Tull and probably showing some of the films I made there. Other highlights include Marcia Hutchinson giving a practical creative approach to Black History in the Classroom and Martin Spafford talking about Black History in the new National Curriculum.
When I was at the launch of the London, Sugar and Slavery Gallery at the Museum in Docklands a few months ago I was introduced to a woman called Ann-Marie Olufuwa who works for an organisation called MeWe. They will be putting on performances of a play called 'Equiano's Cup' at the Battersea Art Centre (Box Office 0207 223 2223) on Friday June 27 at 2pm and 7pm.
Set in the 18th and 21st centuries, the production presents a lavish historical setting juxtaposed with powerful modern youth voices. The action
is informative and uplifting, offering an enjoyable way to learn more about the life of Olaudah Equiano. After the evening performance I will be appearing on a discussion panel with a very esteemed collection of people including Hakim Adi (Currently chair of BASA and Senior Lecturer at Middx University), Brycchan Carey (a leading scholar on Equiano from Kingston University), Professor Richard Ennals (Kingston University,Chairman, Council for World Citizenship Board member, UK National Commission for UNESCO)and Vikki Hubbard from the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool.
#Posted 13 May 2008 at 7:56 PM