Welcome II the Terrordome + Intro 18
From the archive
This film was last shown on 28 October 2021
Ngozi Onwurah's Welcome II the Terrordome is a rough diamond of 90s British cinema, a ferocious dystopian nightmare and Afrofuturist vision. It begins with a haunting prologue set in North Carolina in 1652, where an Ibo family calmly drown themselves rather than succumb to slavery. It then jumps forward to immerse the viewer in the titular Terrordome - where drugs, crime and racism are as rife as the brutality visited upon the majority Black inhabitants by the police.
The first film directed by a Black British woman to receive a UK cinema release, this low-budget yet visually imaginative work was widely derided at the time, but it should be commended for its eyebrow-scorching passion. Moreover, it forges surprising links between near-mythical pasts and imagined futures to provoke prickly questions about contemporary race relations, police brutality and the limits of 'progress'.
This screening includes an introduction from Teanne Andrews, co-founder of We Are Parable.
Caribbean Perspectives Exhibition 2021
Mon 25 Oct - Fri 29 Oct
Mezzanine Floor, The Workstation, Paternoster Row
A collaboration between BATaCC (Black Arts, Theatre and Cultural Collective) and SAACH (Sheffield Action for African-Caribbean Health).
The Caribbean Perspectives 2021 exhibition is a diverse blend of photographic images from local Caribbean photographers. The images have emerged from a project to encourage amateur or semi-professional photographers to exhibit their work for a wider audience. Their plan was to exhibit in October 2020, but instead, the images have been developed or refocused during lockdown. A number of photographers therefore present views of the natural world, as they experienced it during Covid restrictions. There is also a study of Black people in the British armed forces, and of Black entrepreneurs in Sheffield, as well as a colourful study of healthy foods.
The project has benefitted from funding from the J G Graves Charitable Trust.
- Ngozi Onwurah
- 1 hour 30 minutes
- Felux Joseph, Suzette Llewellyn, Valentine Nonyela