Tuesday 29 September 2015

100 years of black music in London - film festival this weekend

This weekend, 3rd & 4th October, sees a film festival celebrating the heritage of black music in London. Events take place at The Russett, Hackney Downs studios, Amhurst Terrace E8. Go to Sounds Like London Facebook page for more info. It's going to be packed!

One of the festival organisers is the brilliant young film maker, and OPEN member, Winstan Whitter. Winstan made the film "The Four Aces - a legacy in the dust" which will be screened on Sunday at 8pm. It documents the history of Dalston's Four Aces Club, which for 30 years was north London's legendary home to black music and a second home to black musicians. The club, housed in Dalston's old 1886 circus building, was demolished to make way for the Dalston Square development.

Winstan also worked with OPEN Dalston members to make the short film "Save Our Heritage" which tells the story of our local community's campaign to save something of Dalston's architectural and cultural history for future generations.

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