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Screen Talk: Beyond ‘There’s Always a Black Issue, Dear’ (#)

An image of the the cast of the film

Joi us for a screen talk with director Claire Lawrie, who will be joined by legendary performer Les Child as well as DJ, performer and academic madison moore. 

From dancing schoolboys to strutting the runways with Michael Clark, Beyond ‘There’s Always a Black Issue, Dear’ celebrates the histories of the black queer club kids of 1980s London. Creating their own identities in a time when if you were black you could either be Reggae or Soul, these are the untold stories of dancers, performers and creatives who formed new ways of expression in London’s nightclubs.  By looking at how the black queer community re-imagined gender and black identity, this documentary sheds light on the legacy of London’s black queer spaces and the people who made them.

As a pioneer and icon in the dance scene, Les Child’s extraordinary career will be explored through his collaborations across London and New York, with everyone from BodyMap to Leigh Bowery and choreographers like Lindsay Kemp and Michael Clark.

More information on how to tune in will be available shortly.

This event is programmed to coincide with our Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer exhibition