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Black Sound Film Festival showing at London’s Bernie Grant Arts Centre

The festival’s celebration of UK black music culture includes John Akomfrah's Goldie: When Saturn Returnz and Lucy Harrison's Half A Century Carnaby Street

Curated by Lloyd Bradley and Winstan Whitter, the Black Sound Film Festival takes place at Tottenham, North London's Bernie Grant Arts Centre from 7–9 September. Over three days, the festival will be showing some 30 films exploring the impact of Black British music during the last 50 years.

The programme includes Lucy Harrison's Half A Century Carnaby Street (2013) plus Q&A, Goetz Werner's Dizzee Rascal: Bow Selector (2007), Diggory Kenrick's I Am The Gorgon: Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee And The Roots Of Reggae (2013) plus Q&A, Franco Rosso's portrait of dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson, Dread Beat An’ Blood (1979) plus Q&A, Horace Ove's Coleherne Jazz & Keskidee Blues (1972), Menelik Shabazz's The Story Of Lover’s Rock (2011) plus Q&A, Duncan Wright’s The Story Of Ginger Johnson (2015) plus Q+A, and John Akomfrah's Goldie: When Saturn Returnz (1998) plus Q&A. Finally, the festival will be hosting panel discussions on 8 and 9 September (details yet to be confirmed). Full listings can be found at the Bernie Grant Art Centre's website. Tickets start from £20.