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Jul
20
Sat
BIC – Islamic Culture Exhibition – Belfast @ Belfast Islamic Centre
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Aug
3
Sat
QFT – screening of Alma’s Rainbow @ Queen's Film Theatre (QFT)
Aug 3 @ 3:15 pm – 5:00 pm

An essential film in the ‘90s Black cinema canon – this coming-of-age comedy-drama is written, directed, and produced by award-winning, internationally acclaimed film and video artist Ayoka Chenzira. Newly restored, screening as part of T A P E Collective’s SNAPSHOT season.

Alma’s Rainbow explores the life of teenager Rainbow Gold (Victoria Gabrielle Platt) as she enters womanhood and navigates standards of beauty, self-image, and the rights women have over their bodies.

Rainbow attends a strict parochial school, studies dance, and lives with her strait-laced mother Alma (Kim Weston-Moran), who runs a hair salon in the parlour of their home and disapproves of her daughter’s newfound interest in boys. When Alma’s free-spirited sister Ruby (Mizan Kirby) returns from Paris after a ten-year absence, the sisters clash over what constitutes the “proper” direction for Rainbow’s life.

Alma’s Rainbow highlights a multi-layered Black women’s world where the characters live, love, and wrestle with what it means to exert and exercise their agency.

“A gorgeous clarion call for our young Black girls, heralding the community, creativity and confidence that is the pride of our culture.” Ava DuVernay (Origin)

Screening as part of SNAPSHOT – a season of films celebrating Black girls coming of age on their own terms. Presented by T A P E with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery.

 

Showing:

03 August 2024 @ 3.15

07 August 2024 @ 6.15

To book go to: https://queensfilmtheatre.com/Whats-On/Almas-Rainbow

Aug
7
Wed
QFT – screening of Alma’s Rainbow @ Queen's Film Theatre (QFT)
Aug 7 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

An essential film in the ‘90s Black cinema canon – this coming-of-age comedy-drama is written, directed, and produced by award-winning, internationally acclaimed film and video artist Ayoka Chenzira. Newly restored, screening as part of T A P E Collective’s SNAPSHOT season.

Alma’s Rainbow explores the life of teenager Rainbow Gold (Victoria Gabrielle Platt) as she enters womanhood and navigates standards of beauty, self-image, and the rights women have over their bodies.

Rainbow attends a strict parochial school, studies dance, and lives with her strait-laced mother Alma (Kim Weston-Moran), who runs a hair salon in the parlour of their home and disapproves of her daughter’s newfound interest in boys. When Alma’s free-spirited sister Ruby (Mizan Kirby) returns from Paris after a ten-year absence, the sisters clash over what constitutes the “proper” direction for Rainbow’s life.

Alma’s Rainbow highlights a multi-layered Black women’s world where the characters live, love, and wrestle with what it means to exert and exercise their agency.

“A gorgeous clarion call for our young Black girls, heralding the community, creativity and confidence that is the pride of our culture.” Ava DuVernay (Origin)

Screening as part of SNAPSHOT – a season of films celebrating Black girls coming of age on their own terms. Presented by T A P E with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery.

 

To book go to: https://queensfilmtheatre.com/Whats-On/Almas-Rainbow

Sep
30
Mon
Schools Anti-Racism Art Competition
Sep 30 all-day

Schools Anti-Racism Art Competition

We are asking all students to use their creativity as a powerful tool against racism!

Submission Deadline: September 30 2024 / Awards Ceremony: March 6 2025

The perfect end of year school project!

Due to popular demand our Advancing Race Equality Awards Art Competition is back. And once again we are inviting young people from all over Northern Ireland to use their creative talents to send a strong anti-racism message.

Our last Anti-Racism School Art Competition attracted over 300 entries and we are confident it will be as popular again this year. We are asking students to come up with an artwork that reflects the theme of anti-racism and which showcases unity and diversity.

The best entries will win an amazing prize for their school. The first prize winner will receive £500 for their school, money we would like to see spent on school meals. The runner up will receive £250 to be used in the same way.

Entries will be judged separately on a primary school and secondary school basis.

Guidelines

  • Artwork must reflect the theme of anti-racism, showcasing ideas of unity, diversity and the fight against racial discrimination
  • All forms of visual art welcome (painting, drawing, sculpture, digital art, photography, mixed media)
  • Submissions must be original works created by the student(s)
  • Each entry must include a brief description of the work explaining the concept

Eligibility

  • Open to students of all ages
  • Individual or group submissions are welcome (Six people maximum in a group)

How to enter?

Entries can be emailed to areawards@nwmf.org.uk however we would prefer if they were posted to us or dropped in: Third Floor, Embassy Building, 3 Strand Road, Derry/Londonderry, BT48 7BH.

Please make sure that when submitting, students include their name (or names if it is a group entry), the name of the school and what class they are in, their teacher’s name along with an email address and phone number of both teacher and parents/guardian.

 

Oct
16
Wed
BIAF: From West Africa to West Belfast – festival returns @ Various, Belfast
Oct 16 @ 12:00 am – Nov 20 @ 11:45 pm

Belfast International Arts Festival returns from 16th October – 20th November and ahead of the full programme launch later this summer, you can get a glimpse of what’s coming on the Festivals website:

2024 Festival – Belfast International Arts Festival

Check for updates on FB: BelfastInternationalArtsFestival