Looking for Claudia Jones film show 18 March

CJ Portrait sepia copy NB1

Photo credit: Black Stock Archives/WIG

Looking for Claudia Jones

Film show

Wednesday 18 March. 2pm

David Lean Cinema, Clocktower,

Katharine St, Croydon, CR9 1ET

Enemy of the state, visionary, freedom fighter – just who was Claudia Jones? This compelling documentary reveals one of history’s most dynamic civil rights activists. With a directorial debut by writer Nia Reynolds and narration by actor Josette Simon (Cry Freedom), Looking for Claudia Jones is the fascinating life story of a true rebel with a cause. Hounded, tried and imprisoned for her political beliefs, Claudia was deported from the United States as an “illegal alien” in 1955, during the Cold War. However, America’s loss proved to be Britain’s gain, as she quickly established her immense credentials as an editor, political, social and cultural activist whose legacy continues to resonate in British society.

Fllm length 50 minutes followed by discussion led by Nia Reynolds (Black Stock Films) and Sean Creighton (Croydon Radical History Network)

Film showing organised by Agenda Services (Heritage & Cultural Projects) and Croydon Radical History Network 

Tickets: £7.50; £6 concessions.

To pre-book go to Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com

and search for ‘Looking for Claudia Jones’.

You can also pre-book with the help of Croydon Visitor Centre at East Croydon Station.

Or just turn up on the day.

To discuss group booking rates contact Sean Creighton

sean.creighton1947@btinternet.com; 020 8764 4301


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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