The opening of the exhibition
Do you remember Olive Morris?
With performance by Calypso troubadour Alexander D. Great Saturday
21 November 2009, 2-7 PM
Gasworks, 155 Vauxhall Street, London SE11 5RH Underground: Oval / Vauxhall Gasworks has full wheelchair access Exhibition dates: 21 November 2009-24 January 2010 (closed over Christmas holiday)
Opening times: Wed-Sun 12-6pm or by appointment
The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive programme of events organised by the Remembering Olive Collective and a programme of film screenings. See attachements for further information and details on the events and screenings listed below:
Events and film screenings EVENTS Entry fee: £1 donation with a Olive Morris badge
MONDAY 16 NOVEMBER, 7-8.30PM The Empty Gallery Interviews A live conversation piece in which art writers Claire Nichols and Altair Roelants talk to artist Ana Laura Lopez de la Torre and other ROC members about the upcoming exhibition Do you remember Olive Morris?
THURSDAY 26 NOVEMBER, 7-9PM Artist Talk Sonia Boyce talks about her project Devotional – a celebration of Black female singers in British entertainment – and her involvement in the Remembering Olive Collective.
SATURDAY 5 DECEMBER 2-5PM Documenting Migration A workshop looking at the ways in which records and documents of migration are kept and used by official bodies and by migrants themselves, and their importance in framing public opinion and policy.
SATURDAY 12 DECEMBER Remembering Olive Bicycle Tour, 12PM Meeting at 11:45am in front of Olive Morris House, 18 Brixton Hill, London SW2 1RL. Visiting some of the places where Olive did things, and learning more about her, and Brixton’s history. The bike tour will end at Gasworks in time for the 2pm event. Housing Matters, 2-5PM This event investigates how housing has changed since her times, and what forms of struggle have been adopted. We will hear from some of the people who have been involved in those struggles, with a Q&A session with groups who provide advice to tenants, squatters and the homeless, including the Latin American Housing Coop and the Squatters Advisory Service.
SATURDAY 9 JANUARY, 2-5PM Self-Education: On Alternative Strategies of Education In Olive Morris’ Brixton, self-education initiatives challenged the failings of standard comprehensive education for Black children. Members of ROC will be joined by a diverse group of educators to explore and exchange different approaches towards learning, across sectors and communities. This open, round table discussion will be initiated by a film screening.
THURSDAY 14 JANUARY, 7-9PM The Heart of the Race: Oral Histories of the Black Women’s Movement The Heart of the Race’s author Stella Dadzie, Kelly Foster and Mia Morris from the Black Cultural Archives introduce this year-long oral history project documenting the activism of Black women in the UK.
SATURDAY 16 JANUARY, 2-5PM Financing the Revolution How does one fund work of a radical nature? What happens to community initiatives when public and charitable funding dries up, or imposes their own agenda? With Onyekachi Wambu (AFFORD) on fundraising to support indigenous economic development in Africa, Sandra Hurst on financial literacy for Black liberation, and Carolyn on low-budget/zero-budget organising.
SATURDAY 23 JANUARY, 2-5PM: Closing event of the exhibition and launch of the publication Do you remember Olive Morris?
FILM PROGRAMME SUNDAY SCREENINGS Sunday 22 November, 4PM Pressure (1975), dir. Horace Ové, 120 min. Sunday 29 November, 4PM Babylon (1980), dir. Franco Rosso, 91 min.
Sunday 6 December, 4PM – Double Bill Baldwin’s Nigger (1969), dir. Horace Ové, 48 min. Dread, Beat an’ Blood (1979), dir. Franco Rosso, 45 min. Sunday 13 December, 4PM Born in Flames (1983), dir. Lizzie Borden, 90 min Sunday 10 January, 4PM – Double Bill From You Were Black, You Were Out (2008), dir. Colin Prescod, 38 min. Blood Ah Goh Run (1980), dir. Imruh Caesar and Menelik Shabbazz, 20 min. Sunday 17 January, 4PM Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008), dir. Gini Ritcker, 72 min.
Sunday 23 January, 4PM – Triple Bill On Becoming An Activist (1999), Angela Davis, 3:36 min (audio) David Gilbert: A Lifetime of Struggle (2002), dir. Claude Marks and Lisa Rudman, 30 min. We Were Born to Survive (1995), dir. Paul Okojie, 29 min.
OTHER SCREENINGS Saturday 5 December, 5PM (after the ‘Documenting Migration’ event from 2-5pm) Signs of Empire (1984), dir. Black Audio Film Collective, 44 min. Thursday 10 December, 4PM – Double Bill Grove Roots (2009), dir. Rae Evelyn, Kaye-Ann Adjei, Dontony Gill-Nasady, Moktar Alatas, Zakiya Amlak, Clinton Plummer-Nelson, Bankole Adegbulugbe, Jodechi Cumberbatch, 45 min. Sam the Wheels (2008) dir. Clovis Salmon, various durations Thursday 7 January, 4PM – Repeat screening Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008), dir. Gini Ritcker, 72 min.
FILMS ON DEMAND If you want to come in individually or as a group and watch films outside of screening times, you can organise your own screening at Gasworks with the view-on-demand film library. A member of staff will provide you with technical support and access to a list of films including Dread, Beat an’ Blood, From You Were Black, You Were Out and Grove Roots, as well a selection of YouTube clips. For more information and to arrange a suitable time if you are coming with a group, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 020 7582 6848