B+A Games, Ouaga Girls, On Tyranny, Abram Wilson Foundation & Pepsi (B+A Bulletin #79)

Oh hey people. Hi there.

How’s tricks? You well? Taking care of yourselves?

So, quick update our end: currently the whole team is on home turf in the same timezone in London town. Very rare. Whilst 66% of us were away last week, Nina and Andrew knocked up this game-prototype for a client. We played it over tea and Nina’s birthday cake (woop!) It got pretty heated. Well good. Well exciting.

Anyhow, let’s get to the bulletin innit…

B+A Brilliance

We came across this wonderful-looking doc being shown in Sweden at the moment. Keep your eyes peeled for  London screenings. Ouaga Girls is a documentary-style film about a group of young women from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, who are studying to become car mechanics at a women’s school. This is a coming-of-age film set in a country boiling with political changes…

B+A Books etc.  

… speaking of countries boiling with political changes. You NEED to read this book. Snyder takes lessons from times past when democracies collapsed in to facism, Nazism and communism.

History does not repeat, but it does instruct. This is a similar lesson to the one the OG Angela Davis gave at Women of the World festival last month: “We need the new generation to learn from history’s mistakes and to instead make new ones.” Twenty lessons from the twentieth century. This is one you’ll re-read time and time again.

B+A Big Up 

Check out Abram Wilson Foundation’s five year anniversary gig on 11th May at Bush Hall. There will be performances from special guest, Nitin Sawhney, plus up and coming bands: Rachael Cohen Quartet, Kokoroko and Madam (all led by women – nice). This event will be raising funds for the Abram Wilson Foundation which supports young people to become the greatest version of themselves through music.

Get yo tickets right here

Bush Hall, Shepherds Bush

Thursday May 11, 2017

Doors at 7:30 PM

P.S. The flyer was designed by the band leader for Kokoroko. Talented huh?

B+A Babble

Well. There’s been a lot of babble on this one huh? We’ve had many laughs and discussions about this shitty advert today. Team B+A hate it for belittling *actual* protest, overselling the brand promise and, actually, mainly its clumsiness. They Pepsi, but do they Peplisten with all 5 senses? We’d guess not…

B+A Bye…

Laterssssss. Unsolicited advice time: you should well go see this before its too late, word from the street and word from Ben – it is unmissable.

Be good. Get out in the sun. Make eye contact and small talk (advice point #12 from ‘On Tyranny’).

Team B+A x