In January 1972, Aretha Franklin made her legendary album ‘Amazing Grace’ with the Southern California Community Choir and Reverend James Cleveland in the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles. At the height of her fame, she made the decision to return to where she began, to the world of gospel music.
Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.
Twenty-five years on from Brian Lara’s world-record breaking innings for Warwickshire at Edgbaston, brand new documentary 501 Not Out tells the story of cricket’s first global superstar.
About the film:
This groundbreaking feature documentary by Menelik Shabazz brings a unique insight into the spirituality and beliefs of the ancient Pharaohs. The film combines interviews and ancestral information to change the media narrative about ancient Kemet (Egypt). This civilization is the foundation of world knowledge and religions including Christianity, Islam and Judaism. It is a Blackman's story that has never been told.
This Jamaican musician Chronixx is one of the hottest and most in-demand reggae artists of his generation. He has ignited a torch in people's hearts the world over and is confidently lighting the path for an entire generation to rediscover roots and culture.
His very special guest is the hottest new sensation Koffee. This 5’0, self-described “sing-jay-guitarist” is one of the most exciting, forward-thinking, globally focused teenage talents to emerge from 2018
Performing together for the first time in Birmingham, expect a great and enjoyable show.