|Third Party Event - Mandela: The Legacy Debate||Mon 16th Jul, 2018||Free|
Join us at Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall on Monday 16th July 2018 as we discuss the life and legacy of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. The debate will feature a diverse panel chaired by BBC presenter Zeinab Badawi and including those who knew Mandela as well as younger voices from South Africa and the diaspora, discussing the essence of Mandela, his life and many legacies. You will hear from those whose lives have been deeply touched through their encounters with Mandela including former anti-apartheid campaigner Lord Peter Hain, and freedom fighter and former member of Mandela's cabinet Pallo Jordan. As well as those who have grown up with Mandela from afar including youth voice from the South African diaspora Lebeko Matabane. Further panelists to be announced shortly.The event is Free, but ticketed. Book your ticket here.
Hosted by: South Bank Centre
London, SE1 8XX
|Third Party Event - An Evening in the Company of History||Thu 19th Jul, 2018||£110.00|
The creation of a multi-racial and democratic South Africa is one of the last century's most significant human achievements. This 18th July 2018, the world will celebrate Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday and the values of human dignity, compassion and ubuntu that he stood for.
Alongside him on the long path to freedom walked Andrew Mlangeni - an extraordinary person and Anti-Apartheid icon who himself spent 26 years in prison, 18 years of those in the cell next to Madiba. After freedom was won, he served 20 years as a Member of Parliament, retiring at the age of 89.
In 1964, Andrew had stood alongside Mandela in the dock - facing the death penalty - as Madiba said on behalf of all the accused:
Hosted by: Ev Restaurant
97-99 Isabella Street
London, SE1 8DD
|Third Party Event - Life is Wonderful: Mandela's Unsung Heroes||Thu 26th Jul, 2018||£12.00|
A new award-winning documentary film about the Rivonia Trialists called Life Is Wonderful: Mandela's Unsung Heroes is going to be screened at the Curzon Renoir Cinema in Russell Square at 6.30 pm on Thursday, 26 July as part of the Mandela Centenary celebrations. The film will be followed by a Q&A with the director Sir Nick Stadlen, former English High Court Judge.
The film tells the story of Nelson Mandela's co-defendants at the Rivonia trial, the lawyers who saved them from the gallows and some of the other brave men and women who supported them in their fight for a multi-racial democracy. It is told largely through never before seen interviews with the surviving defendants and lawyers, recordings from the trial and original archive from the apartheid era and the trial.
The film has had a fantastic audience and media response in 12 screenings in five cities in South Africa. It had its world premiere last month at the Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival where it won the prestigious audience award for Best International Film.
"Through ground-breaking and never–before-seen interviews, the former English High Court Judge Sir Nicholas Stadlen throws light onto the extraordinary people involved in the Rivonia Trial – the court case that changed South Africa. Their stories and the stories of the anti-apartheid struggle show the power of people’s ideals to enable them to create the world as it should be, not accepting the world as it is." Screen Africa
Hosted by: Curzon Bloomsbury
The Brunswick Centre
London, WC1N 1AW
|Third Party Event: Diaspora Events 2018||Sat 11th Aug, 2018||Free|
Third Party Events to be booked directly with SA Diaspora United