Celebrate Black History Month at North Kensington library

North Kensington Library will be screening Pressure to help celebrate Black History Month

Still from the film Pressure
Still from the film Pressure, Black History Month

A pioneering first feature length film by a Black British director, Pressure (1975) tells the story of the coming of age of Tony, a bright young teenager caught between the aspirations of his parents and the realities of growing up in Notting Hill.

Horace Ove
Horace Ove

In this ground breaking film, directed by Horace Ové from a collaborative script with Trinidadian author Sam Selvon, Pressure uses a mixture of professionals and amateur actors to explores the dilemmas of being young, Black and British in mid 70s London.

The film will be followed by a discussion, led by Birkbeck history lecturer Mike Berlin.

Michael Berlin

This free event is part of Birkbeck’s Black History Month celebrations for more information please visit the BHM website. 

Scene from the film Pressure
Scene from the film Pressure


  • Thursday 25 October, 5.00pm
  • North Kensington Library
    108 Ladbroke Grove
    North Kensington, London
    W11 1PZ
Birbeck University web logo
Birbeck University web logo

Ticket information:

  • This is a free event and all are welcome.
  • Customers can book tickets on Eventbrite
  • Please note, we are not taking bookings in the library.

For more information please contact the organiser Kate Potts on 020 73803112