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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WHAT TO WATCH ON TV NOW – ‘Black Earth Rising’ @ BBC2, Monday’s 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Black Earth Rising is a new BBC Two international thriller about the prosecution of international war crimes and the West’s relationship with contemporary Africa written, directed and produced by BAFTA-winner Hugo Blick (The Honourable Woman, The Shadow Line). The fictional drama series stars Emmy and Golden Globe-winner John Goodman (The Big Lebowski, Roseanne) and BAFTA-winner…

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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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African Diaspora Co-operation Against Modern Slavery in Europe

Tuesday 16th October 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA There has been a noted increase in the numbers of people of African origin being trafficked into different European countries to be exploited and abused in different ways. The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) estimated that over 11,000 victims…

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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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Black Statues Around London: A Presentation

Friday 12th October 2018, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Hammersmith & Fulham Town Hall, King Street, Courtyard Room, London W6 9JU Avril’s ‘Walks and Talks’ gives a presentation that shows how Black people are represented via statues, busts and other monuments around London. Famous and not-so-famous people have been idolised in stone and other…

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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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African Holocaust Month

Wednesday 3rd – Wednesday 31st October 2018, 6:30 PM @ 1st Floor, New T-Chances, 399 High Road, Tottenham, London N17 6QN Programme of Events: 3rd – Black Wall Street: This seminar will highlight the hidden story of “Black Wall Street” and how the eradication of a prosperous African American city in the 1920’s relates to…

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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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POP-Corn presents: CHI-RAQ by Spike Lee: FREE FILM SCREENING

Friday 19th October 2018, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM @ Poplar Union, 2 Cotall Street, London E14 6TL For our Black History Month season, POP-Corn presents Spike Lee’s 2015 CHI-RAQ. A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago, CHI-RAQ sees the girlfriend…

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ANKARA FESTIVAL 2018

Friday 19th October 2018, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM @ The Civic Hall, Blackshots Lane, Grays, Romford RM16 2JU The Ankara Festival is organised annually by the Thurrock African Group (TAG) as part of the Black History Month. The event will be promoting, showcasing and appreciating African fashion, culture and music. Featuring: Live Music by…

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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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62nd BFI London Film Festival

Wednesday 10th to Sunday 21st October 2018 @ Various Venues Shifting sands and seismic change are the themes at the heart of the 62nd BFI London Film Festival’s industry programme. As the UK readies itself for life after Brexit and the international film industry adapts to new technologies, evolving business models and the urgency for…

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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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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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