‘BBC RADIO 4 will broadcast the first radio dramatisations of Maya Angelou’s autobiographies to mark her 90th birthday year’

Starting on June 18 2018, with ‘I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings‘, the dramas will feature three “Maya Angelou’s” at different stages in her life, beginning in childhood with Indie Gjesdal playing the young Angelou and continuing with Pippa Bennett-Warner playing the adult Angelou. Angelou’s remarkable works have been dramatised by award-winning playwrights Patricia Cumper, Janice Okoh and Winsome Pinnock. NB: please…

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‘UK African Enterprise Excellence Awards’ 2018

23rd June 2018, 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM @ The International Convention Centre, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA Celebrating excellence in entrepreneurship, thought leadership, business innovation and cultural creativity The Awards aim to celebrate the achievements of outstanding and successful African businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals in the UK. The Awards gives nominees the chance to…

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‘Racism, Gender Violence and the Build up of a Prison Nation: The Case for For Feminist Abolition Politics’ by Birbeck School of Law

Wednesday 20th June 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ Room B34, Birkbeck University of London, Malet St, Bloomsbury London WC1E 7HX The Department of Criminology at Birbeck is pleased to welcome Dr. Beth Richie to give our annual criminology public lecture. Dr Richie’s presentation will focus on the ways that gender violence, systemic racism and criminalisation interact to…

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Dr Sadiah Qureshi ‘There is Black in the Union Jack: Britain’s Forgotten History’ by the IF Project

Thursday 21st June 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM @ St. Margaret’s House, 21 Old Ford Road, London E2 9P   Dr. Sadiah Qureshi’s lecture is the second of three ‘Summer lectures on Inequality’ from The IF Project. Dr. Qureshi is Senior Lecturer in Modern History at The University of Birmingham. Her research explores the ways in…

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‘Love Hour + Real Comedians of Social Media’ by KevOnStage

Saturday June 30th 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM @ Elim Church Leytonstone, Hainault Road, London E11 1EL ‘Love Hour’ (Relationship Seminar) 6 – 7:30 PM ‘The Love Hour’ is a live discussion on love, relationships, and happiness. Based on the podcast “The Love Hour” Kevin and Melissa Fredericks will spend an hour and half talking about…

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#LondonTechWeek – ‘Black Women In Innovation’ by WCAN (Women in the City Afro-Caribbean Network)

Friday 15th June 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM @ Google London, 1-13 St Giles High St, London WC2H 8AG   WCAN are excited to present ‘Black Women in Innovation‘ hosted by the Black Googler’s Network at Google London. Join us for an evening celebrating black women in tech and entrepreneurship!    You will get a chance to be…

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‘G.I.R.L. Xhibition’ by Aisha Kigwalilo

 Saturday 16th June 2018, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM @ Temple of Peace, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3AP   The Africa-UK Young Women’s Leadership and Empowerment Movement, TuWezeshe Akina Dada presents to you G.I.R.L. Xhibition – A collaborative art exhibition showcasing young up and coming artists through the representation and celebration of black female individuality.…

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“Jamaican Cookery Course” by Black Cultural Archives

Friday 8th June – Saturday 23rd June 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ 1 Windrush Square, Brixton London SW2 1EF In tribute to the rich cuisine Caribbean culture brought to the UK during the Windrush era, we are offering a three-day taster course of live demonstrations teaching you how to prepare and cook authentic…

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“Love it or Leave it – your guide to finding true work happiness” A Guardian Masterclass with Samantha Clarke

Wednesday 23rd may 2018, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM @ The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, Islington London N1 9GU Are you happy in your job? Thinking about a career change, but are yet to take the leap? Worried you might be throwing away your years of experience or training? Various factors, such as…

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‘Voices of Young African Women’ by Sub-Sahara Advisory Panel

Friday 25th May 2018, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, 4 Merches Places, Cardiff CF11 6RD ‘Voices of Young African Women‘ is all about developing young African women as leaders of tomorrow and celebrating diverse African cultures in Wales. To celebrate Africa Day, the event led by Tuwezeshe fellows from Wales will bring to…

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SIXTEEN BLACK AND MIXED RACE ACTRESSES STAGED A GLAMOROUS RED CARPET PROTEST AT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL WEDNESDAY (MAY 16) TO DENOUNCE EVERYDAY RACISM IN THE FRENCH INDUSTRY.

Led by “Bamako” star Aissa Maiga, they were also launched their new book Being black is not my job (Noire n’est pas mon metier), denouncing the prejudice they have suffered from directors and casting agents. But the heavens opened as they stepped out onto the red carpet from their cars wearing spectacular gowns by Balmain’s…

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Launch of ‘Forever Africa Conference and Events’ [FACE] 2018 – University of Bristol

Saturday 9th June, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM @ Carpenter Room, Richmond Building, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1LN The organisers of FACE 2018 cordially invite you to the launch of the ‘Forever Africa Conference and Events’ [FACE]. FACE is a Pan-African initiative brought together by staff and students at the University of Bristol. It has a goal-oriented,…

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‘JULIUS CAESAR & ME’: new book by acclaimed Black British actor Paterson Joseph – in conversation with Geoffrey Colman

Thursday 31st May 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP   For one night only, Paterson Joseph will be in conversation with Geoffrey Colman, Head of Acting at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, about Paterson’s eloquent, arresting new book, ‘Julius Caesar and Me‘, which explores Julius Caesar as…

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“Friday Night at the Museum – The Exhibition” by Afristoricals Ltd

In response to the overwhelming demand for ‘True Knowledge’, the tour will focus on different themes covering different aspects of Ancient African presence around the World

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“BLACK MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS” by The Mind Cafe

Sunday 27th May 2018, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM @ The Mind Cafe, Eastside, Kings Cross Station, London N1C 4AX Black Mental Health Matters Road Shows provide bespoke practical interventions for the African Caribbean community. We are using the opportunity of our 8th edition to respond to the corporate trauma we as a community are…

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“Black British Travel Meet Up x London” Good Vibes, Good Food and Bowling!

Thursday 24th May 2018, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM @ All Star Lanes, Westfield Stratford City, London E20 1ET Hey guys! It’s been a minute and we’re super excited to invite you to our next London Black British Travel Meet Up – and we’re switching it up a little so we’ll be having a social at the All…

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“Black Creatives Dinner Party” An intimate networking event to celebrate Black British Creative Artists

Saturday 26th May 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM @ Poplar Union, 2 Cotall Street, London E14 6TL Black Creatives Dinner Party is BACK for its second event as an intimate networking moment. Join us for a DIY, informal and fun dinner party to celebrate Black excellence and meet other Black creatives from across the…

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“20 Questions and Answers on Black Europe” with Professor Stephen Small

Thursday 17th  May 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM @ Birmingham City University, Curzon Building, 4 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7BD Professor Stephen Small, of African American Studies at University of California, Berkely, will be launching his new book ’20 Questions and Answers on Black Europe’. The book puts Black people in Europe at the centre of…

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Akala in conversation with Dr Kehinde Andrews

Monday 21st May 2018 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Birmingham City University, The Curzon Building, 4 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7BD Award winning hip-hop artist, writer and social entrepreneur Akala in conversation with Dr. Kehinde Andrews, Head of the first Black Studies degree in Europe, to mark the launch of his new book ‘Natives: Race and Class…

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“Racism, Trauma, Self-Healing and Black Relationships” A one-off historical event – with lectures from Dr Joy DeGruy and Tariq Nasheed

Sunday 17th June 2018, 3:30 PM – 10:00 PM @ The Holte Suite, Aston Villa Football Club, Trinity Road, Birmingham B6 6HE   Eric Mitchell from Sankoré, JD Publications and King Flex Entertainment presents an exclusive one-off historical event in Birmingham with lectures from Dr. Joy DeGruy the acclaimed author of ‘Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome‘ and the…

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CONVERSATION CORNER: “A discussion about Black Women’s Healing and Self-Care” by the Black Women’s Forum UK

Saturday 2nd June 2018, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM @ UCL Institute of Education (Room 802), 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL “Caring for myself is not Self-Indulgence, it’s Self-Preservation and that is an act of Political warfare” – Audre Lorde The Black Women’s Forum UK is a safe space to share, empower and engage with women…

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“SS Empire, the Commonwealth and the Windrush Scandal” (1948-2018) presented by Kwaku

Friday 15th June 2018, 5.00 PM – 7.00 PM @ the Hackney Archives, CLR James Library, Dalston Square, London E8 3BQ June marks the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the SS Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks, carrying 492 West Indians who were looking to rewrite their fortunes in a Britain desperate for labour. The…

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“BIKI West African Supper Club” by Chishuru

Saturday 9th June 2018, 7.00 PM – 10.00 PM @ Well Street Kitchen, 203 Well Street, London E9 6QU BIKI supper club is a celebration of the vibrant and diverse food of Nigeria. This edition will be celebrating the culture and cuisine of the Hausa and Fulani communities found in Northern Nigeria and most of…

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“Talking Black in America” – Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion by University of Oxford Applied Linguistics Research Group

Tuesday 5th June 2018. 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM @ Mary Ogilvy Theatre, St Anne’s College, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HS Talking Black in America follows the unique circumstances of the descendants of American slaves and their incredible impact on American life and language. Speech varieties from the African American community reflect the imprint of African language systems, the influences of…

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Winsome Pinnock’s revival of’ the award-winning play ‘Leave Taking’ is back!

Thursday May 24th – Saturday June 30th 2018, 7.30 PM @ The Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 8LJ Winsome Pinnock’s award-winning drama about a second-generation immigrant family was first staged at Liverpool Playhouse in 1987. Now, it’s back in a revival directed by Bush Theatre boss Madani Younis. It’s the story of…

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