Dancing on the Edge Trailer - Original British Drama - BBC Two (par BBC)
Angel, Wunmi, Chiwetel and Matthew !
Stephen Poliakoff’s “Dancing on the Edge” trailer.
Coming to BBC TWO in some time in January.
Set in the early 1930s, Dancing on the Edge follows black jazz musicians, the Louis Lester Band, as they find fame amongst the parties and performances of London’s upper class society.
E X C I T E D ! !
Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor too. Yum.
If you’re interested in the story of Black British Jazz check out Ken ‘Snakehips’ Johnston and Leslie “Hutch” Hutchinson. Two Caribbean born entertainers who were the biggest stars of their day. One had a life filled with scandal and the other ended in tragedy - both led exceptional lives.
UCL / Equiano Centre Lunchtime Lecture - Dr Caroline Bressey, Oct 2012
What role did individual Black and Asian actors play in the changing artistic, social, cultural and political scenes that emerged in inter-War London?
Dr Bressey’s current research project examines the archives of art collections as well as personal papers, autobiographies and memoirs to recover the lives of Black and Asian men and women who worked as artists and artists models in London between 1919 and 1939.