Overcoming Barriers: Dr Okoro (World Bank Senior VP & General Counsel)

Tuesday 2nd October 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM @ Venue TBC Dr. Okoro is returning to host the Cabinet Office Race Equality Network opening ceremony for Black History Month. Black History Month is the institutional recognition and propagation of the contributions of peoples of African descent to the value systems and way of life…

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‘Bullet Hole’ by Gloria Williams

Tuesday 2nd to Saturday 27th October 2018 @ Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP Bullet Hole explores the relationship between three Black, British born women who are survivors of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The piece explores the physical, mental and emotional effects this practice causes and shines a light on the institutions…

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Connecting Voices: The London African Gospel Choir & The London Lucumi Choir

Thursday 25th October 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Christ Church Clapham, 39 Union Grove, London SW8 2QJ Join us for an uplifting A-Capella double bill raising the roof of the recently renovated Christ Church Clapham. This spectacular concert features two award-winning choirs; the London African Gospel Choir bringing soulful gospel sounds, Afro Cuban…

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The Black History Month Comedy Show 2018

Friday 19th October 2018, 6:00 PM – LATE @ Walthamstow Assembly Hall, Forest Road, London E17 4JF Hosted by Britain’s top comedy duo Eddie Nestor & Robbie Gee with an all-star line-up of the UK’s top comedians and performers, laughter is guaranteed. COMEDIANS ON THE NIGHT: Slim – the people’s champion Quincy – the Cockney…

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Eugenics: Breeding out the Blacks. Nzingha lecture No. 37

Thursday 18th October 2018, 6:45 PM – 9:15 PM @ Christopher Ingold Auditorium XLG2, 20 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AJ Dr. Shantella Sherman will explore the science of eugenics and its relation to current theories about black women’s bodies, including their character, aptitude, morality, and social fitness. While eugenics has been officially set aside as…

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When We Ruled: by the ‘Black History Man’ Robin Walker

Monday 15th October 2018, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM @ IoPPN Wolfson Lecture Theatre, 16 De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF Robin Walker, also known as The Black History Man, is the foremost historian and writer on all matters related to ancient and medieval African history. His seminal work “When We Ruled” is the most…

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Launch of the ‘Black Cultural Activism Map’ by Stuart Hall Foundation

Saturday 13th October 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM @ Platform Theatre, 1 Handyside Street, London N1C 4AA Join us for the launch of Black Cultural Activism Map, the first of a two-part series of events celebrating and connecting visions, stories, lessons and legacies of Black and Brown cultural resistance in the UK. The Stuart…

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A Universal Human History: Aspiration for Justice

Thursday 11th October 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM @ UCL, Cruciform Building, B304 – LT1, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT We are pleased to invite you to join us for a dialogue to celebrate Black History Month with Director Lonnie Bunch, Smithsonian National African American Museum of Culture and History & Honorary Senior Fellow…

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A Black History Month Celebration: Networking Event

Tuesday 9th October 2018, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM @ City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA It is our pleasure to invite you to Cee4Bee’s October networking event. As always be prepared to spend the evening in the company of some fantastic black role models as we reflect and celebrate Black History Month,…

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African Women’s Leadership – Royal African Society 2018 Annual Lecture

Tuesday 9th October 2018, 7:10 PM – 8:30 PM @ Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Victoria and Albert Musuem, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL African Women’s Leadership: Breaking Barriers to Political Participation – Lecture by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Former President of Liberia and Nobel Laureate. In this lecture, Former President Sirleaf will look at…

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TALK: Contemporary African Art Ecosystem

Sunday 7th October 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM @ Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN African contemporary art has operated in and become a part of its own idiosyncratic ecosystem. Mary Corrigall (Founder and Director of Corrigall & Co) is committed to deconstructing and understanding each ‘element’ of this nascent ecosystem through in-depth art…

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African Gods and Goddesses: Nzingha lecture No. 39

Saturday 6th October 2018, 3:30 PM – 5: 00 PM @ Riverside Building, Manbre Road, Manbre Wharf, London W6 9WA In this Queen Nzingha lecture we will detail some of the highly developed spiritual belief systems that existed in various advanced African civilisations prior to European invasion. We will cover: Cultural appropriation of African God…

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Chineke! Chamber Ensemble with Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE

Saturday 20th October 2018, 7:30 PM @ Tonbridge Parish Church, Church Street, Tonbridge TN9 1DA Chineke! – the brainchild of renowned bassist, educator and activist Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE – is Europe’s first black and minority ethnic classical orchestra. A sell-out debut at the South Bank and an amazing Prom in August 2017 were followed by…

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How Do We Defeat The Rise Of Fascism & Racism? International Conference

Saturday 20th October 2018, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM @ Leicester Secular Hall, 75 Humberstone Gate, City Centre, Leicester LE1 1WB We are facing the biggest rise in support for fascism, racism, Islamophobia and antisemitism since the 1930’s. The current US Administration has emboldened the far right globally. The scapegoating by mainstream politicians of migrants,…

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Roots, Rhythms and Rhymes: Hackney Black Women Writers Take The Mic

Thursday 18th October 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ Hackney Museum, 1 Reading Lane, Hackney, London E8 1GQ From Centerprise Bookshop to Sheba Feminist Press, Hackney has a long history of local people organising to support and promote African and Caribbean writers and narratives. Hackney Black Women Writers Group formed in Hackney Museum early…

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Sounds like London: 100 Years of Black Music in the Capital

Thursday 18th October 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM @ Islington Central Library, 2 Fieldway Crescent, London N5 1PF The story of London’s black music and the larger-than-life characters making it, journeying from Soho jazz clubs, Finsbury Park blues dances, King’s Cross warehouse raves to the nation’s pop charts, and how sound system culture redefined…

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Experience Haiti in London

Wednesday 17th October 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM @ Cottons, Unit 12, Flagship House, St. Georges Wharf, London SW8 2LE The Haitian struggle for freedom and the history of the first Black Republic makes Haiti (or more correctly Ayiti) one of the key subjects to learn about during Black History month. Today, Haiti is…

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Sporting Recovery: Windrush Legacy Open Day

Wednesday 17th October 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM @ Damilola Taylor Centre, 1 East Surrey Grove, Peckham, London SE15 6DR In this 70th anniversary year of the Windrush Generation, ‘Sporting Recovery Windrush’ Legacy Open Day, will be promoting mental wellness within the BAME communities. This is a community event where you can enjoy various…

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Black British Feminism: Past, Present and Future

Tuesday 16th October 2018, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM @ Hong Kong LT, Clement House, Aldwych, London WC2B 4JF Please join us for a round-table discussion with academics, activists, writers, and politicians reflecting on Black British feminism in the past, present, and future, hosted by LSE EMBRACE. Confirmed speakers Dawn Butler M.P. and Dr Suki…

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Black History Month Screening: Black London: A Bigger Picture

Tuesday 16th October 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ St Ann’s Library, Cissbury Road, Tottenham, London N15 5PU Black History Studies presents a specially curated programme of archive footage representing Black communities in London with films from the 1950’s up to the turn of the century. This programme has been compiled by London’s Screen…

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War To Windrush: Black Women in Britain 1939-1948

Tuesday 16th October 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ Level 6 Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DT To commemorate the 70th anniversary of both the arrival of the Empire Windrush and the birth of the National Health Service, join cinema and social historian Stephen Bourne as he shines a light on the…

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UK Black Business Show 2018

Saturday 13th October 2018, 09:00 AM – 6:00 PM @ Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3EE The UK Black Business Show has been created to inspire and connect black business owners and professionals working in various industries. Through business exhibitions, deep-dive workshops, interactive panels and seminars, delivered by industry pioneers, this event…

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Trusted Black Girl Book Launch

 Thursday 11th October 2018, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM @ FRONTLINE, 1 Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4SR The Trusted Black Girl is a movement that highlights the experiences and perceptions of Black Women in the UK Workplace and provides pragmatic advice for managers to help them unlock the potential of this group of women. Launching…

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Black History Month Discussion: Marriage Culture and Religion in African, Caribbean and Asian communities in Britain

Saturday 13th October 2018, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM @ Dagenham Library, 1 Church Elm Lane, Dagenham, Romford, RM10 9NR For most individuals, religion and culture affect their daily lives and their relationships. Whether you pray to God, Jesus, Allah, Jehovah, Buddha or anyone else is entirely between you and that entity. Despite the personal…

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Jeffrey Boakye: ‘The Language of Race’

Saturday 13th October 2018, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM @ Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BU Last year Jeffrey Boakye’s ‘Hold Tight’ was published. This brilliantly fun and insightful biography of Grime received widespread acclaim as it explored all the eclectic languages, cultures, and subcultures that helped birth the genre. In this…

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