Coming to England with Baroness Floella Benjamin

Commemorating Black History Month we are thrilled to welcome Baroness Floella Benjamin back to the BFI Southbank to lead this inspirational event, focusing on diversity, inclusion and anti-bullying.

Baroness Floella Benjamin

10:30am to 12:30pm, 31 October 2023, BFI Southbank

Baroness Floella Benjamin is well-known as a presenter of TV’s Playschool, as an actress, broadcaster, and parliamentarian and for the work she does for charity. In this interactive event, Floella takes pupils through her film Coming to England (2005) – a stunning adaptation of her autobiography directed by her husband, Keith Taylor – charting her journey from Trinidad to Britain in the early 1960s.

Following the screening Floella will talk to pupils and explore the themes of difference, discrimination and anti-bullying through her own inspiring story. As a Baroness in the House of Lords, Floella champions equality and promotes feelings of worth in children. Pupils leave this event truly believing her motto ‘I am worthy!’.

Booking information

  • £6 per student. Accompanying teachers / adults are charged £1 per 5 students – otherwise student rate applies.
  • £40 for teachers attending without students.
  • To book call 020 7815 1329 and pay using a credit/debit card or download, print and return the booking form with cheque or card details.
  • Schools which have over 20% of students receiving free school meals should ask about a discount when booking.
  • Please book by 12pm the day before the event.
  • We cannot reserve seats, send invoices or accept BACS payments.
  • For any queries, please email