Back in the eighties, Nottingham was a hotbed of headspins, body popping and breaking. Rock City was devoid of sticky student nights, and instead, played host to B Boys and B Girls doing their thing.
Claude Knight, Luke Scott and Sam Derby-Cooper created the cinematic masterpiece that is NG83: When We Were B Boys, celebrating the subculture that brought black and white youngsters together in the heady, political climate of the eighties. Some of you might have caught sight of the documentary back in November last year, but since then, the flick has been doing the rounds.
After making a journey across the pond – to the New York Hip Hop Festival, no less – our boys were awarded the title of Best Documentary. Big in the game, lads. We’re right proud.
To celebrate the film in all its glory, it’s got a week's worth of screenings at the ever-wonderful Broadway, with a top dollar opening night party on Friday 28 October. There’ll be old school DJs, breakdancing in the bar, and the chance to grill the filmmakers after the showing.
On top of all that, an exhibition of previously unseen archive footage of the Nottingham crews, stills from the film, old flyers and posters from back in the good old days, and then and now photos of the main characters in the film will be on display at Broadway. Amazing.
NG83: When We Were B Boys, Broadway Cinema, Friday 28 October - Thursday 3 November.