African History Reflection Day: ‘From Empire Windrush, the Bristol Bus Boycott to Stephen Lawrence’

Friday 31st August 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM @ 3 Jardine House (1st floor), Harrovian Business Village, Bessborough Road, Harrow On The Hill, HA1 3EX History consultant Kwaku will lead the session, weaving the historic and legislative thread from the famed docking of Empire Windrush in 1948, the 1962 Commonwealth Immigration Act, the 1963…

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The Black Presence in Haringey

Saturday 18th August 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Wood Green Library, 187-197A High Road, London N22 6XD Part of the London Borough of Haringey ‘Black History Month Programme’.   This fascinating presentation by Black History Studies focuses on the hidden history of London and the contributions made by people of African and Caribbean…

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The Africa Centre Summer Festival

Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th August 2018, 1:00 PM –10:00 PM @ The Africa Centre, 66 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 1PE   The Africa Centre is back with our annual flagship event celebrating African and diaspora music, dance, fashion and art! 2 music stages, one youth dance stage, 9 streets, 150 stalls! We are…

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‘De-colonize Black Churches’ by Dr. Robert Beckford

Saturday 21st July 2018, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM @ Clapham Baptist Church, 823-825 Wandsworth Road, London SW8 3JL   A free one-day seminar featuring Dr. Robert Beckford (Professor of Theology and Culture in the African Diaspora), Dr. Gabriella Beckless-Raymond (Senior Lecturer in Womanist Theology, Philosophy and Culture) and Clifford Rhamie. This is a FREE…

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2018 Shades of Beauty LIVE! ‘The Hair and Beauty Show for Black and Mixed Race Women’

Friday 24th and Saturday 25th August 2018, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM @ The Royal Horticultural Halls, Lindley Hall, Elverton Street, London SW1P 2QW   The unmissable 2-day Hair & Beauty Expo! Explore your favorite brands and discover some new ones, at a show tailored to meet the needs of women from mixed heritage or…

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AFROBEACH | Summer Beach Carnival Saturday

18th August 2018, 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM @ Lee Valley Beach, Lee Valley White Water Centre, Station Road, Waltham Cross EN9 1AB   AN ALL DAY CARNIVAL IN LONDON SHOWCASING AFRICAN & CARIBBEAN MUSIC, FOOD & VIBES ON ONE OF THE LARGEST URBAN BEACHES IN EUROPE! Get ready for…Afrobeach Established in 2015 and rapidly…

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World Jollof Rice Day 2018 – Jollof Festival London

Wednesday 22nd August 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM @ Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8PQ   Get ready all you food fanatics for the most delectable event in London this Summer! Discover the wonders of Jollof Rice, a mouth-watering African dish and explore the long tradition behind it! Join us for…

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‘Black in the Day’ A Black Cultural Archives Exhibition

Thursday 16th August 2018, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM @ 1 Windrush Square, Brixton, London SW2 1EF   In the spirit of our current exhibition ‘Family Ties‘ the Adamah’s rediscovered their family history and connection to a Ghanaian King, and the value of preserving their traditions here in Britain. ‘Black in the Day’ is a…

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FREE Film Screening: Marcus Garvey: ‘A Giant of Black Politics’

Tuesday 14th August 2018 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ St Ann’s Library, Cissbury Road, London N15 5PU   Black Nationalist pioneer and First Hero of Jamaica, Marcus Garvey is discussed by contemporaries, historians, family and friends. The film traces his early successes in organizing West Indian contract labor, to the phenomenal rise of his…

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RE:WRITE Masterclass ‘Slay in Your Lane’

Thursday 9th August 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM @ Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA   Join acclaimed authors Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinene in this exclusive masterclass on writing and publishing non-fiction. If you have an idea that you want to bring to life, or are looking to publish your…

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FREE Film Screening: ‘Motherland’ – A story of a continent and its people

Sunday 5th August 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ St Ann’s Library, Cissbury Road, London N15 5PU   Motherland is a bold, epic journey through Africa with a authentic African voice. Fusing history, culture, politics, and contemporary issues, Motherland sweeps across Africa to tell a new story of a dynamic continent. From the glory…

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‘Melanin Box Festival 2018’

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th August, from 6:00 PM @ Theatre Peckham, 221 Havil St, Camberwell, London SE5 7SD   A two day showcase of theatre, movement, music and short films! With so many subcultures within the British experience, Melanin Box Fesival looks to bridge the gap, break down stereotypes and bring these experiences and…

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‘Notting Hill Black History Walk’

Sunday 22nd July 2018, 10:30 AM– 12:30 PM @ Notting Hill, London W1   There is much more to Notting Hill than Carnival, but even that history is often mis-represented. Find out about pioneering African/Caribbean people who literally fought for equality and laid the foundation for modern multi-cultural London. Find out where in London you…

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‘What ism Now?’ by FORWARD Young Women’s Hub

Thursday 19th July 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM @ Yumchaa, 45 Berwick Street, London W1F 8SF FORWARD Young Women’s Hub hosts a safe space for Black and minority ethnic women to meet, network and participate in monthly discussions exploring all aspects of our lived experiences. FORWARD is the UK’s leading African diaspora organisation working…

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Afro Reads Book Club

Saturday 28th July 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM @ Palmers Green Library, Broomfield Lane, London N13 4EY   Join us on the 28th as we read ‘Gloria‘ by Kerry Young (finalist in Fiction for the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature). Set against the turbulent backdrop of a country on the cusp of a new…

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Kensington & Chelsea Art Weekend – In conversation with Adebayo Bolajj and Robi Walters

Friday 27th July 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Serena Morton Gallery, 343 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 6HA   Serena Morton Gallery will offer an exciting programme of events for Kensington & Chelsea Art Weekend. In direct relation to the exhibition ‘Optimistic: The Powers of Now’ will see curators Serena Morton and Mikei Hall…

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African Diaspora Day

Friday 6th July 2018, 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM @ Campbell Park, Central Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, MK9 3HR   African Diaspora Day aims to unify Africans in the UK through heritage, culture and social integration. There will be Live Music, DJs, guest speakers, performers, artists, acrobats and choirs, alongside poetry, drama, fashion shows and…

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L’AVIYE 2018 Summer Pop Up: LONDON

Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th July 2018, 10:00 – 6:00 PM @ 11 Durnford Street, Greenwich, London SE10 9BF The L’AVIYE pop-up shop is an opportunity for fashion lovers to experience beautiful high-quality African Inspired garments and accessories. This event is an exclusive shopping experience, featuring new pieces never seen before! You will have the…

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A Literary Dinner with author Ayesha Harruna Attah

Wednesday 11th July 2018, 7:00 PM @ Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen, 10 Helmsley Place, London E8 3SB   Cassava Republic Press is thrilled to host Ghanaian literary star, Ayesha Harunna Attah, for an intimate dinner of Ghanaian contemporary cuisine. While you feast on delicious contemporary Ghanaian food, Ayesha will read from her latest book, ‘The Hundred…

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What to Watch this July…

  The big national release in July is ‘Whitney‘ – the in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston (officially approved by her family). It features some poignant revelations from those close to her.     Watch ‘Grenfell‘ on iPlayer, the BBC’s meticulous feature-length documentary about the fire. It draws from hundreds of…

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‘Continuing the Journey’ International Slavery Museum

Saturday 21st July 2018, 11:00 AM -12:00 PM @ 3rd Floor, Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AX   This exhibition developed by Stray Cat Media is a multi media collection of oral histories, photography and film, exploring issues which affect people of African heritage, born, raised or living in Liverpool’s locality. Learn about…

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‘Justice for All: The Black Experience and Policing’

Monday 9th July 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ 74 Stanhope Street, London, NW1 3EX Momentum Camden is holding an event to discuss the impact of policing on our communities and the unlawful and disproportionate use of force against black people by Metropolitan police officers. Police data shows that black people make up 13%…

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The Motherhood Group Presents: ‘Cocktails & Conversations with Jamelia’

Sunday 15th July 2018, 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM @ Reunion Bar, 101 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0SJ Hailing from Birmingham, multi-award winning Jamelia embarked on a career as a singer-songwriter. With 7 Top 10 singles, Gold and Platinum albums, Jamelia is one of the UK’s most successful black music artists! Jamelia is also…

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‘Life is Wonderful: Mandela’s Unsung Heroes’ FILM SCREENING – Part of the Nelson Mandela 100 Centenary Programme

July 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. The 1963/64 Rivonia Trail is one of the most extraordinary in legal history, at which Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment. After 27 years in prison, he emerged with a vision of a multiracial democracy which averted a civil war in South Africa. But he…

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Street Violence: Challenging Contemporary “Gang Talk”

Tuesday 10th July 2018, 09:30 AM – 4:30 PM @ London Metropolitan University, Room TM1-83, 166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB   There is a heightened interest in serious youth violence in the UK, particularly involving knives and guns. Young people are again under scrutiny – especially young black men from urban areas. These contemporary fears seem…

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