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Black History Studies Presents: A Special BHM  Screening of HERO – Inspired by the Extraordinary Life and Times of Ulric Cross

Black History Studies Presents: A Special BHM Screening of HERO – Inspired by the Extraordinary Life and Times of Ulric Cross

Date: October 16, 2019

Time: 20:30 - 23:30

Location: Stratford Picturehouse, Salway Road, London, E15 1BX

Events | Screenings


Director: Frances-Anne Solomon

Starring: Jimmy Akingbola (Holby City), Joseph Marcell (Fresh Prince of Belair), Fraser James (Terminator) and starring Trinidad’s Nickolai Salcedo as Ulric Cross.

In 1941 Ulric Cross, a young man from Trinidad, left his island home to seek his fortune. He survived the Second World War as the RAF’s most decorated West Indian airman, but then his life followed a very different course, leading him to become a central figure in the independence movements sweeping Africa in the ’50s and ’60s.

HERO is not just about Cross’s extraordinary life and journey but about the dynamic and transformative times in which he lived. It tells the untold story of those Caribbean professionals who helped to liberate Africa from colonialism, shining a light on an important chapter in Caribbean history, and on Caribbean identity itself.

The screening will take place on Wednesday 16th October 2019 from 8.30pm to 11.30pm at Stratford Picturehouse, Salway Road, London, E15 1BX .

We are a short walk from Stratford Station (Central line, DLR, Jubilee line, Overground and National Rail). To plan your journey and for up-to-date travel information, please visit the TFL website.

We are easily accessible by bus, with Stratford Bus Station in close proximity. From Stratford train and bus station, cross the road and walk through Stratford Shopping Centre (the shopping centre directly opposite the station). Turn left at the central atrium, following the signs for the cinema and the Theatre Royal exit.

The bus routes available are 25, 69, 86, 97, 104, 108, 158, 238, 241, 257, 262, 276, 308, 339, 425, 473 and D3. Plan your journey using the TfL Interactive Bus Map

Doors open at 8.00pm. Event starts at 8.30pm.

Purchase your tickets from https://ticketing.picturehouses.com/Ticketing/visSelectTickets.aspx?cinemacode=012&txtSessionId=32133&visLang=1

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