Sugar and Spice Sunday

The 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the UK will be celebrated with this free (ticketed) all day event which includes African drumming classes, cookery classes, musical interludes, talks and martial arts workshops. Film highlights include David LaChapelle’s dance documentary Rize (pictured) and enchanting animated feature Kirikou and the Sorceress.

GFT, Glasgow, Sun 14 Oct.

Kirikou And The Sorceress

  • 3 stars
  • 2003
  • France / Belgium / Luxembourg
  • 1h 14min
  • U
  • Directed by: Michel Ocelot
  • Written by: Michel Ocelot
  • Cast: Doudou Gueye Thiaw, Maimouna N'Diaye, Awa Sène Sarr

Kirikou is impatient to get on with life, but as soon as he is born he learns a terrible truth: his family have been eaten up by the evil Karaba and the village is decimated. But fearless Kirikou is determined to fight her and rescue everyone. Charming animation.

Sugar and Spice Sunday

  • Various
  • Various
  • E
  • Directed by: Various

To mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade in Britain, the GFT plays host to a day of films and events, including African drumming, storytelling, talks and workshops. The day includes a presentation by Peggy Brunache on African food, with two dishes available for sampling. All events are free but…


  • 1993
  • US / Germany / Ghana / Burkino Faso
  • 2h 5min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Haile Gerima
  • Cast: Kofi Ghanaba, Oyafunmike Ogunlano, Alexandra Duah

Past and present clash when an African-American fashion model working on a photo shoot is transported back through time to become a slave at a sugar plantation. Abuse and resistance grow together in a magic-tinged drama that's sincere but simplistic in some of its themes.

I Mike What I Like

  • 2006
  • South Africa
  • 50min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jyoti Mistry

A visual interpretation of the words of political poet Kgafela oa Magogodi that navigates the audience through the streets of Johannesburg. A roving convergence of words, images, text, music, graphics and performance set to jazz and action painting. 'Part of Sugar & Spice Sunday'.