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Caribbean news. Yorkshire is about to host the film that was the first Caribbean cinema premiere in Britain for 2014 and the first Barbadian feature film ever to screen in an official UK cinema.

“Keeping Up With Joneses: The Movie” is a comedy-thriller based on the popular TV series of the same name.

The screening in Leeds will be followed by a Q&A discussion about the lack of Caribbean visibility on Britain’s TV and cinema screens – even after 60 years of the British-Caribbean community being in the UK!

The Q&A expert panel for the discussion is expected to include Leeds Carnival Committee, Leeds Young Authors, Leeds University African & Caribbean Society, Leeds Barbadian Assn. and Leeds Black Film Club.

KUWTJ screening Leeds v3

The film will be shown at 7:30pm on Saturday 31st May 2014 at the Seven Arts Centre, 31A Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS7 3PD. Doors open at 7pm.

If you are concerned about the absence of the British-Caribbean and wider Black community on British television and cinema then come, enjoy the film, and then have your say!

Tickets are available via the box office on01132-626777 or online at:


See the trailer here:

Watch the video of the London première here:

The Q&A will follow straight after the film and is part of the ongoing #CaribbeanVisibility and #BlackVisibility discussions following the popular Sankofa-CaribDirect seminar on “Caribbean (In)Visibility” on 5 December 2013.



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