Black Panther film night, Bristol UK

Black Panther film night, Bristol UK

Brother Billy,

Just to let you know, our Black Panther film event went very well indeed. We attracted 65 people to the event - a good mix of local people, black and white, anti war activists, a few students, a few senior citizens, and a few folks brought their kids. We produced a little flyer for everyone and this contained the 1966 and 1972 10 point programmes together with your website address.

Brian Richardson, a prominent black member of Respect, and editor of Tell It Like It Is ( introduced the evening and spoke of the BPP legacy and why it still mattered today. I introduced the films and read out your message of support, which people were very happy to hear.

Overall people really enjoyed the event and left better educated, inspired and thoughtful. The last few months in Britain have seen a sharp rise in anti - Muslim racism, and so this event was timely and important.

It's also been a while since I've seen this kind of cross section of people at a political event, so it does feel like the wheel's beginning to turn again! So, we will definitely keep in touch, I've passed on details of your exhibition etc to our national office.

On another note, I am hoping to make it out to California next Easter as part of my academic research into BPP documentary films - I'd like to talk to you at some point to see if you might be able to help. Once I get a clearer idea of what questions I need answering, I'll get back to you if I may.

thanks for your time
Take care

Brother Eamonn