“That’s What She Said” feat. Siana Banura

Wednesday 27th June 2018, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM @ The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4RH “The biggest spoken word night in London for women” (Evening Standard) is back for a rabble rousing 2018! Shortlisted for Best Spoken Word Night in the UK (Saboteur Awards, 2017), ‘That’s What She Said‘ showcases the…

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UNMISSABLE: “Rapport Festival – The unique African arts festival returns to Brixton!

Friday 15th – Sunday 17th June 2018: various times, Brixton, South London With just one week to go, the streets, squares, cinemas and playgrounds of Brixton will be brought to life by the Rapport Festival. Founded in 2017, the festival will once more showcase the very best of African diaspora art in the UK in the…

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“9th ANNUAL YORUBA ARTS FESTIVAL”

Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd July 2018, 12:00 PM –9:00 PM @ Clissold Park, Green Lanes, London N16 9EY Founded in 2010, the annual Yoruba Arts Festival celebrates the rich and diverse arts and culture of one of Africa’s largest and oldest cultures.   The festival features cultural performances, arts and crafts, workshops, competitions, children’s…

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‘Arrival’: Celebrating Windrush and the Communities who Followed

Saturday 30th June 2018 @ City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA Arrival: celebrating Windrush and the communities who followed. City Hall will host a free event to bring the story of ‘arrival in London’ to life. There will be talks, music, workshops, film screenings and installations. The day will honour the Windrush generation and…

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‘The heart is where the battle is: a celebration of A. Sivanandan’s legacy’ by Institute of Race Relations

Saturday 23rd June 2018, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM @ Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL Join us for an afternoon celebrating the life and work of A. Sivanandan, one of the most important and influential black anti-racist thinker-activists in the UK. Bringing together tributes, remembrances, music, discussion, poetry and film, we…

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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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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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“Linton Kewsi Johnson LIVE” – Jamaican British dub artist and father of reggae poetry: A week long special performance

Monday 14th – 20th May 2018, 7.30 PM @ The Southbank Centre, Elizabeth Hall, Belvedere Road London SE1 8XX Hear Linton Kwesi Johnson, the living legend and father of ‘reggae poetry’, share his journey. Sharing powerful critiques on modern Britain, from the world’s first reggae poet, he uses politics as an organising principle for his message…

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