Events

Diversify your Mind Club marks World Mental Health Day

Friday 8th October 1 pm – 2 pm on MS Teams

To attend, click here for the calendar invite

 

Diversify your Mind Club presents:

Bun Babylon

Tuesday 21st September 1 pm – 2 pm on MS Teams

Join us to ‘Bun Babylon!’

To attend, click here for the calendar invite

 

Why ‘Bun Babylon’?

Here are some definitions to help you understand what we mean. Read on to learn more about the event.

Bun

To bun something is to convey displeasure or annoyance with someone or something.

To write something off or to disregard.

Examples:

Do you want to head to the pool? “Bun the pool”

What do you think of Matt? “Bun Matt”

Bun you and your eyebrows

by BunMattWraight April 19, 2019

 

babylon

The state, the system, particularly when corrupt or authoritarian. Also the police, as they are the agents of the threat of force that the state derives it’s power from.

It symbolized a protest against the oppression from Babylon, which had made its use illegal.

 

About the event

You are invited to our next DYM event looking at police brutality and the experiences of Black youth and sound system culture in the movie Babylon.

Directed by Franco Rosso, Babylon was released in 1980 and is set predominantly in South London.  It presents a portrait of the young black community in London different from the tabloid stereotype.  They are ordinary young black guys at the sharp end of inner city survival with dreams and fears of ordinary young people in general. Except of course that just like the sub-let garage where they house their equipment and play their tunes, their lives are hemmed in by the predictability of poverty, disillusion and the randomness of violence that can erupt at any time.

You can watch the film on Netflix, BFI Player or rent it on Amazon Prime. You can stream the soundtrack on Spotify.

Along with watching the film please read this article on Babylon: Film Night Reflections for more information and context about the movie in preparation for the event. During the event we will consider some questions and these will be posted below shortly for you to consider in advance.

 

 

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