Colour of Love - a live debate

Debating and celebrating the city’s Black History

Thursday 7 March 2013, 6.30pm, Studio Solent, JM315, John Millais Building, Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, SO14 0YN

Southampton Solent University is delighted to welcome an educational and cultural debate on campus in March which will feature as part of the Black History film, ‘The Colour of Love Revisited’ which is being produced in partnership with the University. Colour of Love 300

Twenty-one years ago, championed and produced by Black Historian Don John, the original version of the film focussed on the views of mixed-race relationships in the city of Southampton. The Revisited version, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, looks at the city as a ‘gateway’ to this culture and examines how views about mixed race relationships may have changed 21 years later.

Solent University is a long-term supporter of the city’s Black History, having hosted many exhibitions and celebratory events which remember Black History both locally and universally. Studio Solent will play host to the live debate, which will be featured in the film, and the event will be opened by Professor Van Gore, Vice-Chancellor of the University.

Don John, organiser of the city’s annual Black History Month celebrations produced the original video and is now seeing it brought back to life with the aid of the University’s Television and Video Production team. The video will also feature international pop stars, Craig David and Omar who share a close relationship with the city.

Don says: “The film explores the issues of mixed-race relationships and examines how this dynamic affects a community’s sense of ‘who we are’. The film was previously well received and we are looking forward to adding the 2013 debate to the new version.

“Many of the original participants will be present on the day and we welcome new additions, including students and Southampton residents, to get involved.”

The new DVD will be made available to educational and community institutions and online and examines the importance of communities staying in touch with their own ethnic history and cultures.

The initial showing of the full film will be at Solent Lecture Theatre, Sir James Matthews Building, Solent Conference Centre, Above Bar, Southampton on Wednesday 24 April 2013 from noon.

The debate event is open for all to attend, please confirm attendance to .






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