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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Guardian Live! ‘Who Are We? Exploring the Science of Identity’

Saturday 22nd September 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ Amnesty International UK, 25 New Inn Yard London, EC2A 3EA Award-winning Harvard geneticist David Reich, Reith lecturer and NYU philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah, science journalist Angela Saini, and chair Adam Rutherford, scientist, broadcaster and author of The Book of Humans, will discuss how a scientific…

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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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Book Launch: ‘Filigree’ Contemporary Black British Poetry

Monday 8th October 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Barbican Library, Barbican Arts Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS Filigree is the second anthology of contemporary Black British poetry published by Peepal Tree Press, a leader in Caribbean and Black British Literature. It follows in the footsteps of previous successful anthologies: RED (poetry) and…

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PORTRAITURE AS POLITICS by 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair

Saturday 6th October 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM @ Screening Room, Somerset House, London WC2R 0RN Against a backdrop of retreating notions of multiculturalism and an increasing populist nationalism in Europe and America, is portraiture emerging as a resonant medium by which to assert black visibility? Does portraiture take on a dual role, both…

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Ashraf Jamal on ‘Art & Lies’: Institute of Advanced Studies Public Lecture Series

Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ IAS Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) is delighted to welcome Ashraf Jamal for this talk. In ‘The Waiting Country: A South African Witness’, published in 1995, Mike Nicol arrives at…

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THE BIRTH OF A BLACK SURREALISM

Friday 5th October 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM @ Screening Room, Somerset House, London WC2R 0RN In 1945, André Breton came to Haiti and gave a series of lectures which – some say – helped spark a political revolution. Yet it was his visit to the radical art studio, le Centre d’Art d’Haïti, which…

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Jag Heter Tokunbo presents: Nigerian Artist Joseph Ijoyemi

Friday 12th October 2018, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM @ 508 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LD Emerging Artist Joseph Ijoyemi showcases his collection of paintings in an upcoming solo exhibition ‘Jag Heter Tokunbo’ at the 508 Gallery. Joseph was born and raised in Sweden until the age of 12, through his young childhood Joseph…

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FREE Film Screening of ‘Out of Darkness’

Thursday 11th October 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM @ Wood Green Library, 187-197A High Road, London N22 6XD ‘Out of Darkness’ (2015) is a full length three-part documentary by director Amadeuz Christ, examining the untold history of African people, the African cultural contribution to the nations of the world, and the events that have…

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Britain & Reggae: A Special 50 Year History

Thursday 11th October 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM @ Hackney Museum, 1 Reading Lane, London, E8 1GQ As part of marking Reggae @ 50, history and music consultant Kwaku presents a personal reflection of Britain’s pivotal role in the development of reggae music. Indeed, he posits that without British input, the Jamaican music industry…

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A Black and British History: Jamaica’s First Maroon War

Wednesday 10th October 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Impact Hub, Brixton, Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8PQ Who are the Maroons of Jamaica? Why did Britain go to war with them? Who were their leaders? CLR James (African-Trinidadian historian, journalist and socialist) wrote: “I was tired of reading and hearing…

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Black History Month: ‘Balancing the Equation’

Monday 8th October 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS Science should be for everyone. But not everyone gets the representation that they deserve – but what does that mean for society? Join Alex Lathbridge and a panel of experts as they explore…

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African Caribbean LIFESTYLE FESTIVAL 2018

Sunday 7th October 2018, 1:00 PM – 6:30 PM @ The Birmingham Conference & Events Centre, Hill Street, Earls Court, Birmingham B5 4EW An amazing showcase of Health, Hair, Beauty, Fashion, Food and More! Welcome to the African Caribbean Lifestyle Festival UK – the destination for individuals who know that life and individual style go…

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National African & Caribbean Wedding Show 2018

Sunday 7th October 2018, 1:00 PM – 6:30 PM @ Earls Court, ILEC Conference Centre, Earls Court, London SW6 1UD We are pleased and excited to invite you to our 4th Annual National African & Caribbean Wedding Show! This is the bridal show for the African and Caribbean bride. The event will be jam packed…

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A Career in Clinical Psychology? Empowering People from BAME Communities

Saturday 6th October 2018, 09:30 AM – 4:00 PM @ The King’s Centre, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0ES Running for a fourth year, this workshop is for people from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds who are interested in a career in Clinical Psychology. Themes include why diversity is important in the profession and…

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Black Britain on Film

Saturday 6th October 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ St Ann’s Library, Cissbury Road, Tottenham, London N15 5PU Black History Studies in collaboration with the Independent Cinema Office (ICO) presents ‘Black Britain on Film’ which is a brand new series of archive film programmes featuring extraordinary treasures from archives across the UK, available to…

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Agents of Freedom: The Black Jacobin – by ‘Ancestry Talks’ With Paul Crooks

Saturday 6th October 2018, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM @ Lewisham Library, 199-201 Lewisham High Street, London SE13 6LG   Whilst researching his ancestry, Paul Crooks discovered his Great Great Great Grandfather walked free from a sugar plantation in Jamaica in 1838. Paul wanted to know more about what lay behind the decision to free…

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IAS Book Launch: ‘In the World’ by Ashraf Jamal – In Conversation with Tamar Garb

Friday 5th October 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ IAS Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building, University College London (UCL), Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT   The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) is delighted to welcome Ashraf Jamal for the book launch of ‘In the World’. This is a collection of essays,…

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‘Fine Wine Business Network’ presents: Meet Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones: “The Black Farmer”

Thursday 4th October 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ The Boardroom, 50 Brook Street, London, W1K 5DR Do business while enjoying fine wines and cheeses at a private Mayfair venue! Here’s your chance to meet Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones – businessman, farmer, and founder of “The Black Farmer” range of food products. Born in Jamaica and…

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