18th October 2005




One of Britain’s most prominent black actors will be making an appearance at the University of Lincoln on Thursday to celebrate Black History Month.


Lincolnshire-born Colin McFarlane, who recently played Commissioner Gordon in the film ‘Batman Begins’, will address guests attending an event organised by the University of Lincoln African Caribbean Society in conjunction with the Lincoln African Caribbean Support Group.


Before his role in ‘Batman Begins’ Colin was best known as Newman Mason Allen QC in Judge John Deed. He has also appeared in a string of TV shows, including Holby City, The Thin Blue Line and Dempsey & Makepeace.


Those attending ‘An Evening of Inspiration’ will be treated to a night of music, poetry and storytelling as well as a traditional African and Caribbean-style buffet.


Colin will be enlightening guests with his experiences within the entertainment industry before opening the evening up to the audience in the form of a question and answer session.


Lincoln City Manager Keith Alexander will also be attending the event.


Bruce McDonald, vice-president of the university’s African Caribbean Society, said: “Black History Month is an annual opportunity to commemorate the influence and impact that African Caribbean culture has had upon the world. Historically, these contributions have remained overlooked and this aims to raise the awareness of African Caribbean contributions in the world we live.


 We are delighted Colin McFarlane is lending his support to the event. His standing and status within the entertainment industry and his success demonstrates the widespread impact of black culture within society. We guarantee that those attending will be in for an evening to remember.”


‘An Evening of Inspiration’ is a free public event and will be held in the main atrium building on the Brayford Pool campus at 7pm on Thursday 20th October.


For more information contact:

Kate Strawson, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886244

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