Windrush Day Double Bill Documentary Screening with Question and Answer Session

Windrush Day double bill documentary screening + Q&A
Profile of two Notting Hill artists from the Windrush generation
Tuesday, 22nd June, 2021. 7 – 9pm [Zoom event. Book Free Ticket Here ]
Please note: this event is on Zoom as a webinar and your Eventbrite ticket will contain a link to access it. A reminder email will be sent by Eventbrite on the day, 15 minutes before the event begins at 7pm.

Dear library supporter,
 Partnering with Charmaine Simpson of Black History Studies we are celebrating the monumental contribution that the Windrush Generation has made to the cultural landscape of Britain, with two short documentaries about the artists, Charlie Phillips and Carl Gabriel, followed by a conversation with the artists themselves

Film 1: Rootical – UK, Directed by Nike Hatzidimou

Jamaican-born photographer and documenter of black London, Charlie Phillips, arrived in London in 1956. 

Working in his parents’ restaurant, he began his photographic career by accident when he was given a Kodak Brownie by a black American serviceman. He taught himself to use it and began to photograph life in Notting Hill, making prints in the family bathroom after his parents would retire to bed.

Phillips is now best known for his photographs of Notting Hill during the period of West Indian migration to London, but his subjects also include film stars and student protests.

Film 2: Carl Gabriel: The Mas Man with the Magical Touch – UK, made by DDX Channel

Trinidad-born photographer and wire-form sculptor, Carl Gabriel, came to London in 1964 as a specialist sheet metal worker and trained photographer.

From early on in his career, he was a pan player for the Ebony Steel Band, and then later became a carnival artist, specialising in wire-form sculptures that have been presented at large scale festivals globally. His work has also extended to sculptures that have been exhibited at Durham Cathedral and the British Library. Carl Gabriel’s work has been seen in our library sunken garden, with his generous loan to us of two vibrant sculptures, as well as his specially commissioned sculpture Inspiration for Brent Borough of Cultures 2020.

Both artists are multi-disciplined in their approach to their practice and the conversation promises to range far and wide. 
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Best wishes from,
Preston Community Library