The Black Curriculum Shine Together Season

The Picturehouse Team

18 May 23

Join us for Shine Together, a series of fantastic films Q&As and talks curated in partnership with The Black Curriculum.

Touring four of our London cinemas this summer, these events feature some amazing guest speakers, from film talent such as actor Bukky Bakray (star of ROCKS) to world renowned experts like British-Nigerian STEM legend Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon.

"We are thrilled to partner with Dark Matter and Picturehouse to showcase films of community, with the community, in an era where we need each other and are constantly redefining what connection looks like." Lavinya Stennett, Founder and CEO

The Black Black Curriculum's Head of Programmes Kieran who chose the theme for this year says:

"The films represent the many ways we can see family, who we see as family, and how family can affect relationships, loyalty and decision-making. Watching these films can make us reflect on what we would do in these situations, who would be there for us and the big question is, who do we see as family and what makes someone family." —Kieran Watt, Head of Programmes at The Black Curriculum

The Black Curriculum is a social enterprise founded in 2019 by Lavinya Stennett, working to teach and support the teaching of Black history all year round, aiming to empower all students with a sense of identity and belonging.

They aim to challenge Eurocentrism that runs throughout society and the curriculum especially. They run teacher training programmes and audits across the UK and have worked with over 10,000 teachers in over 5 main cities to establish learning hubs, including the Greater London Authority and more.

Since 2021, The Black Curriculum has also worked with 3500 students and partnered up with Pearson to meet their aim of embedding Black history in exam boards. They've worked with brands to provide content, such as Lush, a podcast with Spotify, Books with DK as well as Lewis Hamilton's new organisation Mission 44 to deliver Black history training across the country. 


Hidden Figures + Q&A with Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon

Finsbury Park Picturehouse

27 Jul, 18.00

Rocks + Q&A with Bukky Bakray

West Norwood Picturehouse

03 Aug, 18.00

Blue Story

Hackney Picturehouse

10 Aug, 18.00

Rye Lane

The Ritzy Picturehouse

17 Aug, 18.00

Tickets are £8 or £5 for Picturehouse Members.