This Crowdfunder Campaign finished on Friday 19th August. Many thanks to all of our backers.
Donations can still be made at http://www.flipfraserfoundation.org.uk/donate/
We need to raise funds in order to create a tribute show in honour of the late Peter Fraser AKA Flip, the creator of Black Heroes in the Hall of Fame. Following his dream and continuing his legacy. A one night only tribute show scheduled to take place in October 2016 - Flip's birthday and Black History Month. This show will launch the Black Heroes Foundation and celebrate the original show Black Heroes in the Hall of Fame.
Black Heroes Foundation - This charitable organisation will provide creative arts experiences, skills development and entertainment themed around the celebration of black heroes. Creative workshops will develop skills within the creative industries such as research, costume and set design, stage management and performance.
Black Heroes in the Hall of Fame - This show was a moving tribute to 5000 years of black history and to more than 75 black men and women whose contributions are recognized in the creation of freedom, equality and world peace, and whose achievements have made history and created excellence in the world of science, sports and entertainment.
It features a selection of acts from the musical extravaganza Black Heroes in the Hall of Fame. which was a moving tribute to 5,000 years of black history with drama, dance and celebrities performing their favourite heroes' songs. A perfect vehicle to remind the world just how much there is still to accomplish in today's multicultural society. A cast of actors, singers, dancers and musicians provide a magical explosion of culture and excitement that will motivate, inspire, educate and entertain the whole family.
This Tribute show is of various vignettes, celebrating what has been and shining a light on what needs to be.
A world where black heroes are acknowledged, respected and celebrated.
A show made to celebrate, educate and entertain.
We need it. Our children need it. The world needs it. Now is the perfect time.
Please pledge and make it happen.
The tribute show is the first step to continuing the journey of education and inspiration.
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History of the show
Black Heroes in the Hall of Fame was created by the late Flip Fraser in collaboration with JD Douglas and Khareem Jamal.
The show was launched in London at the Shaw Theatre in July 1987 with the assistance of a modest grant from Camden Council to celebrate the centenary of Marcus Garvey. After its sell out launch, and driven by the massive demand of the Black community to see it, the show re-opened the doors of the Hackney Empire Theatre (which at the time was operating as a Bingo Hall) - before becoming the first all Black musical to perform in the West End at the Astoria Theatre in 1989.
Since then it has notched up almost 2000 performances in the UK, Jamaica and the USA and has broken box office records and received rave reviews and numerous prestigious awards in Chicago, Washington DC, Cleveland, Miami and Detroit during its USA Black History Month tours in 1992 and 1994.
The Black Heroes Foundation
The Black Heroes Foundation will foster relationships with universities, theatre groups, schools and supporting corporate entities to provide potential development opportunities for promising individuals.
Performances will include an annual Gala show bringing together the best performances from the workshops giving participants the opportunity to work together on a public performance. The event will also provide entertainment and cultural education for the local community.