For James Baldwin’s Birthday we are Reclaiming Jimmy


For immediate release

Evidence to Exist Research Group invite you to Baldwin 97 – James Baldwin: The Price of The Ticket on 1 August 2021 at Stanley Arts, London. The event is a celebration, starting with a screening of The Price of The Ticket.

While Baldwin’s words provide hope for futures and enables us to identify and celebrate what is possible and what endures; one may perceive a limitation of the film is that it is American, about an American black gay icon that centres the American experience. Following the feature film, we will showcase additional contemporary short films to focus our gaze on the UK; films that will serve as catalyst for hopeful more local conversations. Collectively the films we screen will provide rich social and cultural prompts that derive from a diversity of places.

The event culminates with what we call the Long Table Discussion a multigenerational panel of Black Queer Activists will discuss the film and invite YOU the audience to participate, to physically join, to take a seat at the Long Table, a table built for you; and to contribute to hopeful conversations made more urgent in our collective consciousness in recent years including those gender and racial equality.

David McAlmont, Patron of the Evidence to Exist Research Group, said: “The Price of The Ticket is a powerful film that showcases Baldwin speaking words that continue to resonate still.”

“This event celebrates brown and blackness; queerness and being unapologetic about all that with an afternoon of films, discussion and performances.”


For more information

Hakeem Kazeem, 07428 784982,                

Jemmar Samuels, 07704 535225,

Notes to editors

  1. The event takes place at 2pm on 1 August 2021 at Stanley Arts, 12 South Norwood Hill, London, SE25 6AB with a screening of The Price of The Ticket and is followed by a panel discussion. There is an additional screening at 7.30pm.
  2. Tickets are on sale at the Evidence to Exist Research Group website
  3. This screening and event are part of Film Feels Hopeful, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.  Explore all films and events at
  4. Evidence to Exist Research Group is the social enterprise that does the heavy lifting of research and evaluation for organisations working for and with groups who have been marginalised.