Ink and Blood: Stories of Abolition

NOW until 2nd September 2018, International Slavery Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 4AQ   ‘Stories of Abolition‘ explores the personal stories of previously enslaved people and the lasting legacies of, and contemporary responses to abolition. The exhibition brings together a fascinating private collection, iconic documents from leading museums and archives in Britain, and…

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African History Reflection Day: ‘From Empire Windrush, the Bristol Bus Boycott to Stephen Lawrence’

Friday 31st August 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM @ 3 Jardine House (1st floor), Harrovian Business Village, Bessborough Road, Harrow On The Hill, HA1 3EX History consultant Kwaku will lead the session, weaving the historic and legislative thread from the famed docking of Empire Windrush in 1948, the 1962 Commonwealth Immigration Act, the 1963…

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The Black Presence in Haringey

Saturday 18th August 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Wood Green Library, 187-197A High Road, London N22 6XD Part of the London Borough of Haringey ‘Black History Month Programme’.   This fascinating presentation by Black History Studies focuses on the hidden history of London and the contributions made by people of African and Caribbean…

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The Africa Centre Summer Festival

Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th August 2018, 1:00 PM –10:00 PM @ The Africa Centre, 66 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 1PE   The Africa Centre is back with our annual flagship event celebrating African and diaspora music, dance, fashion and art! 2 music stages, one youth dance stage, 9 streets, 150 stalls! We are…

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Friday Night at the Museum – ‘The Glory of Africa’

Friday 17th August 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG   In response to the overwhelming demand for True Knowledge, Afristoricals presents ‘Friday Night at the Museum’. Each month the tour will focus on different themes covering different aspects of the Ancient African presence around the…

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‘De-colonize Black Churches’ by Dr. Robert Beckford

Saturday 21st July 2018, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM @ Clapham Baptist Church, 823-825 Wandsworth Road, London SW8 3JL   A free one-day seminar featuring Dr. Robert Beckford (Professor of Theology and Culture in the African Diaspora), Dr. Gabriella Beckless-Raymond (Senior Lecturer in Womanist Theology, Philosophy and Culture) and Clifford Rhamie. This is a FREE…

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2018 Shades of Beauty LIVE! ‘The Hair and Beauty Show for Black and Mixed Race Women’

Friday 24th and Saturday 25th August 2018, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM @ The Royal Horticultural Halls, Lindley Hall, Elverton Street, London SW1P 2QW   The unmissable 2-day Hair & Beauty Expo! Explore your favorite brands and discover some new ones, at a show tailored to meet the needs of women from mixed heritage or…

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AFROBEACH | Summer Beach Carnival Saturday

18th August 2018, 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM @ Lee Valley Beach, Lee Valley White Water Centre, Station Road, Waltham Cross EN9 1AB   AN ALL DAY CARNIVAL IN LONDON SHOWCASING AFRICAN & CARIBBEAN MUSIC, FOOD & VIBES ON ONE OF THE LARGEST URBAN BEACHES IN EUROPE! Get ready for…Afrobeach Established in 2015 and rapidly…

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World Jollof Rice Day 2018 – Jollof Festival London

Wednesday 22nd August 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM @ Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8PQ   Get ready all you food fanatics for the most delectable event in London this Summer! Discover the wonders of Jollof Rice, a mouth-watering African dish and explore the long tradition behind it! Join us for…

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‘The Annual Pan-African Presentation’

Friday 17th August 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ Willesden Green Library Centre, 95 High Road, London NW10 2SF   Marking African Jubilee Year 1987-88 @ 50, African History Month @ 50 and International Decade For People Of African Descent (IDPAD) 2015-18. Although the concept of pan-Africanism has a long history, it is not…

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‘Black in the Day’ A Black Cultural Archives Exhibition

Thursday 16th August 2018, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM @ 1 Windrush Square, Brixton, London SW2 1EF   In the spirit of our current exhibition ‘Family Ties‘ the Adamah’s rediscovered their family history and connection to a Ghanaian King, and the value of preserving their traditions here in Britain. ‘Black in the Day’ is a…

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FREE Film Screening: Marcus Garvey: ‘A Giant of Black Politics’

Tuesday 14th August 2018 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ St Ann’s Library, Cissbury Road, London N15 5PU   Black Nationalist pioneer and First Hero of Jamaica, Marcus Garvey is discussed by contemporaries, historians, family and friends. The film traces his early successes in organizing West Indian contract labor, to the phenomenal rise of his…

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RE:WRITE Masterclass ‘Slay in Your Lane’

Thursday 9th August 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM @ Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA   Join acclaimed authors Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinene in this exclusive masterclass on writing and publishing non-fiction. If you have an idea that you want to bring to life, or are looking to publish your…

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6th KITENGE FESTIVAL UK

Saturday 11th August 2018, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM @ The London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB ONE COMMUNITY, CELEBRATING AFRICA! After last year’s successful and remarkable event, the hotly anticipated multi-cultural day out is back! 6th Kitenge Festival UK is the biggest annual cultural event bringing all African businesses and startup…

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AFRICA FASHION WEEK LONDON 2018

Friday 10th & Saturday 11th August 2018, 12;00 PM – 8:00 PM @ The Freemasons Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London WC2B   #AFWL – A GLOBAL PLATFORM FOR AFRICAN INSPIRED DESIGNERS   The largest annual African fashion event in Europe, #AFWL is back for Season 8! Reserve your seat to watch catwalk showcases featuring…

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‘A History of Race & Resistance in Britain’

Thursday 9th & Friday 10th August 2018, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM @ SOAS University of London, 10 Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG   Conversations around race and racism often take our attention to the United States. We too easily hark back to their civil rights movement and figures such as Martin Luther…

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‘West African Kingdoms Course’ by Black Cultural Archives

Tuesday 7th August to Tuesday 4th September 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 @ 1 Windrush Square, Brixton London SW2 1EF   During this 5 week course, you will learn about the visible monuments, manuscripts, and fine art that demonstrate a rich African heritage and the traditional belief systems underpinning this heritage. From this historical evidence,…

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FREE Film Screening: ‘Motherland’ – A story of a continent and its people

Sunday 5th August 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ St Ann’s Library, Cissbury Road, London N15 5PU   Motherland is a bold, epic journey through Africa with a authentic African voice. Fusing history, culture, politics, and contemporary issues, Motherland sweeps across Africa to tell a new story of a dynamic continent. From the glory…

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‘Melanin Box Festival 2018’

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th August, from 6:00 PM @ Theatre Peckham, 221 Havil St, Camberwell, London SE5 7SD   A two day showcase of theatre, movement, music and short films! With so many subcultures within the British experience, Melanin Box Fesival looks to bridge the gap, break down stereotypes and bring these experiences and…

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‘Notting Hill Black History Walk’

Sunday 22nd July 2018, 10:30 AM– 12:30 PM @ Notting Hill, London W1   There is much more to Notting Hill than Carnival, but even that history is often mis-represented. Find out about pioneering African/Caribbean people who literally fought for equality and laid the foundation for modern multi-cultural London. Find out where in London you…

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‘What ism Now?’ by FORWARD Young Women’s Hub

Thursday 19th July 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM @ Yumchaa, 45 Berwick Street, London W1F 8SF FORWARD Young Women’s Hub hosts a safe space for Black and minority ethnic women to meet, network and participate in monthly discussions exploring all aspects of our lived experiences. FORWARD is the UK’s leading African diaspora organisation working…

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Afro Reads Book Club

Saturday 28th July 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM @ Palmers Green Library, Broomfield Lane, London N13 4EY   Join us on the 28th as we read ‘Gloria‘ by Kerry Young (finalist in Fiction for the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature). Set against the turbulent backdrop of a country on the cusp of a new…

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Kensington & Chelsea Art Weekend – In conversation with Adebayo Bolajj and Robi Walters

Friday 27th July 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Serena Morton Gallery, 343 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 6HA   Serena Morton Gallery will offer an exciting programme of events for Kensington & Chelsea Art Weekend. In direct relation to the exhibition ‘Optimistic: The Powers of Now’ will see curators Serena Morton and Mikei Hall…

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African Diaspora Day

Friday 6th July 2018, 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM @ Campbell Park, Central Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, MK9 3HR   African Diaspora Day aims to unify Africans in the UK through heritage, culture and social integration. There will be Live Music, DJs, guest speakers, performers, artists, acrobats and choirs, alongside poetry, drama, fashion shows and…

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L’AVIYE 2018 Summer Pop Up: LONDON

Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th July 2018, 10:00 – 6:00 PM @ 11 Durnford Street, Greenwich, London SE10 9BF The L’AVIYE pop-up shop is an opportunity for fashion lovers to experience beautiful high-quality African Inspired garments and accessories. This event is an exclusive shopping experience, featuring new pieces never seen before! You will have the…

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