‘Radiate Windrush 2 Day Festival’ by Wanda Nation

 Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 2018. 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Crystal Palace Park, Anerley Hill, London SE19 2GA   Wanda Nation presents ‘Radiate Windrush Festival‘, a friendly cosmopolitan Black Culture and Afro Arts community event. It has been created to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Windrush and to appreciate the Black…

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‘AFRICA WRITES 2018’ BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE ROYAL AFRICAN SOCIETY: FRIDAY 29TH JUNE – SUNDAY 1ST JULY @ THE BRITISH LIBRARY AND RICH MIX, LONDON

Africa Writes returns for an exciting summer weekend celebrating the best of contemporary literature from Africa and the diaspora. We’re excited to announce our headline events for the festival, where poetry takes the spotlight with Warsan Shire in Conversation, Yomi Sode’s sizzling performance of ‘COAT’ at The British Library and Octavia Poetry Collective’s Wakanda-themed party…

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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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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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** 7 DAYS TO GO ** “Rock Against Racism: Victoria Park Carnival –  40th Anniversary Special Event”

Sunday 29th April 2018 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM @ The Migration Museum, The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street, London SE1 7AG On Sunday 30 April 1978, 80,000 people gathered in Trafalgar Square, and danced their way through the East End to Victoria Park in Hackney for the first big ‘Rock Against Racism Carnival Against…

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“THE SOUNDS OF SOWETO” – WITH CLAUDE DEPPA & BUKKY LEO

Monday 21st May 2018, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM @ The Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway, Camden, London NW1 7PG  – Tickets: Standing £10 | Restaurant £15 We dedicate a night to exploring the musical life of Soweto, South Africa’s largest and most famous township in the company of Cape Town trumpeter Claude Deppa and Fela…

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“MODOU TOURE + AFRO WORLD GROOVE”

Friday, May 4th, 2018, 7:00 PM – LATE @ Balabam, 58 – 60 High Road Tottenham London N15 6JU Woodburner is proud to present a double bill of afro goodness at North London’s live music paradise, Balabam. ** MODOU TOURE: Heir of the legendary group Touré Kunda, the first African group to achieve worldwide fame…

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