Flatpack Festival
Film for all the senses

Empire Road

Saturday 15th October, 2016

MAC | 14:00

A rare chance to see two episodes of Empire Road

A rare chance to see two episodes of Empire Road, Britain’s first and last black soap opera, filmed on Handsworth’s Westbourne Road and starring the inimitable Norman Beaton. 

The first, 'The Street Party' (1978), is the opening of series one in which irascible landlord Everton (Norman Beaton) returns from six months away to find everything turned on its head. This is followed by 'Kalaloo Sunday' (1979) from series two, in which Everton's wife Hortense (Corinne Skinner-Carter) pines for Sundays back home.

We're delighted to welcome Corinne Skinner-Carter as our special guest for this event. She'll be in conversation with writer and broadcaster Gaylene Gould about her time in Empire Road and her subsequent career on the shows such as EastEnders.

See also: Gosta Green Revisited (11am, 15 Oct in mac Hexagon)

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