The House On Coco Road
Jun
24
12:00 am00:00

The House On Coco Road

When Maurice Bishop and the New Jewel Movement staged a coup and took control of the caribbean island of Grenada in 1979, people of African-heritage across the world caught a glimpse of an alternative social and political reality - one that flew in the face of the capitalist, imperialist, neoliberal one they had become accustomed to. 

Bringing together personal, national and community narratives of this event Damani Baker's 'The House on Coco Road' deftly connects the dots between the Black Power movement of 1960s/1970s America, the maturation of socialism in Cuba, revolution in the Black Caribbean and the race struggles African people continue to be engaged in today. 

This UK premiere screening will be followed by a Director Q&A and panel discussion bringing together older an emerging perspectives on revolution, neocolonialism and the psychological work necessary to overcome. Participants are also invited to a follow-up workshop to be held one-week later (venue tba) 

Tickets for the screening are available on the Rio Cinema's website here.

Places for the follow up workshop can be reserved here

Forward Ever
Jul
1
2:00 pm14:00

Forward Ever

Will we ever be free of imperialism? How can we turn lemons into lemonade and use the traumas of the past to heal in the present? Following on from the House on Coco Road screening a week earlier, this workshop is a safe space for people of colour to work through the issues the film raises. 

Learn more and reserve your place via eventbrite here


Peckham Glow Up
Apr
10
Apr 14

Peckham Glow Up

Psychological healing and entrepreneurial protest come together on Peckham High Street. We will be exploring how personal and communal histories are affected, lost and reimagined in the face of social cleansing. 

On The Cutting Edge: In Conversation with Mutabaruka
Nov
2
6:30 pm18:30

On The Cutting Edge: In Conversation with Mutabaruka

  • CLR James Library

In this session DTA invite you to a rare opportunity to join Mutabaruka as part of his UK tour.  We'll be delving into the 'Cutting Edge' archives - taking inspiration from the past to make sense of the present and shape the future. 

Dubbing the Archive
Oct
26
6:30 pm18:30

Dubbing the Archive

  • CLR James Library

Through immersion in Dub, Dub poetry,  film, archive and performance, this workshop invites you to lay things bare and re-imagine futures. Paying tribute to the lineage - highlighting poets like Linton Kwesi Johnson, Mikey Smith and Jean 'Binta' Breeze alongside activists like CLR James and Leonard Howell - DTA reveal, remix and reimagine live in the space, working with live musicians to create and re-vision. 

Anansi Rebooted #4: African Echo
Oct
22
Oct 23

Anansi Rebooted #4: African Echo

  • Hackney Attic

African cultural retentions have taken many forms; sustaining the story and the science. African music and dance are codes which have survived colonialism, slavery and years of bare-faced appropriation. In this session we trace the roots and routes of Reggae and Highlife through film, discussion and live, interactive performance. A Black History Season special!!!

Anansi Rebooted #3: Yemoya, Rise of the Orisha
Aug
20
7:00 pm19:00

Anansi Rebooted #3: Yemoya, Rise of the Orisha

  • Hackney Attic

One of the most damaging legacies of colonialism and enslavement is the contempt with which many people of African heritage treat their traditional spiritual practices. We are screening Nosa Nedion's second short focussing on the Yoruba deity Yemoja in order to open up a conversation about African religion and its place within the lives of African people. Joining us on the night will be Michelle Yaa Asantewaa who will provide a deeper insight into the Ifa tradition in which she has been initiated.  

Anansi Rebooted #2 // Moving Images: Through a Lens Darkly
Jul
22
Jul 23

Anansi Rebooted #2 // Moving Images: Through a Lens Darkly

  • Hackney Attic

Images have a real effect on how we see ourselves and the world around us. Our photographic archives offer a deeper understanding of these perceptions.  Which images are harmful? Which ones have the power to heal? What are the stories that cause these images to be?

Radical Histories/Histories of Radicalism: (Re)Actions in Dub
Jul
1
1:00 pm13:00

Radical Histories/Histories of Radicalism: (Re)Actions in Dub

  • Queen Mary University London

In this workshop we make an invitation for the collective exploration of ideas of lineage, memory, archive and action using Dub and 'Dub' poetry as our catalyst. What are our collective interpretations of what these forms communicate? What kinetic potentials might they hold for contemporary actions?