TGRG has secured an exclusive interview with multi-award-winning director, Steve McQueen ahead of the launch of his iconic, new anthology series, Small Axe. The online event with take place on Thursday 12 November 2020 from 6pm.

The five original films that make up the Small Axe collection by Academy Award, Bafta and Golden Globe-winning filmmaker, Steve McQueen will air weekly on BBC One from Sunday 15 November.

Set from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s, the films each tell a story involving London’s West Indian community, whose lives have been shaped by their own force of will, despite rampant racism and discrimination. Even though this collection of films is set some decades ago, the stories are as vital and timely today as they were for the West Indian community in London at the time. Small Axe is a celebration of Black joy, beauty, love, friendship, family, music and even food; each one, in its own unique way, conveys hard-won successes, bringing hope and optimism for 2020.

Hosted by award-winning journalist and strategist, Nadine Drummond, the pair will discuss how the series came about and what his hope is for its legacy.

The event has a Pay What You Want model with proceeds going to Black Cultural Archives. BCA is the only national heritage centre dedicated to collecting, preserving and celebrating the histories of African and Caribbean people in Britain.  

Tickets are available from the BCA Eventbrite page.