‘BLACK MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS’ by The Mind Cafe

Saturday 30th June 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM @ Ripple Centre, 121-125 Ripple Road, Barking, IG11 7PB   The 9th annual ‘BLACK MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS’ road show features a series of Empowerment Workshops across London, showcasing: ‘The G.Y.M.’  (Guard Your Mind) a unique cognitive approach to managing the mind for optimal mental health and…

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‘FutureFest’ by Nesta

Friday 6th & Saturday 7th July 2018, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM @ Tobacco Dock, Wapping Lane, London E1W 2SF   Are you ready to occupy your future? Two days. Five stages. 4,000 people! 2018 headliners include Akala (Award-winning hip-hop artist, writer, social entrepreneur, co-founder, The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company) and Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE (Head Stemette, Co-founder,…

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‘From Locally Known to being a Global Brand’ by the African Foundation for Development (AFFORD)

Friday 6th July 2018, 3.30 PM – 6.30 PM @Chatham House, 10 Saint James’s Square, London SW1Y 4LE   Africa Diaspora and Development Day (AD3) is now in its 18th year, with a reputation as the most prestigious event that brings together African Diasporas living in the UK. It also serves as a platform for…

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2 DAY CONFERENCE: “Academics + Activism in the 21st Century”

Friday 22nd – Saturday 23rd June 2018, 9:30 AM – 7:30 PM @ The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB   The conference will facilitate conversations between academics and activists to discuss how they can work together, and highlight ways in which academics and activists in the US and UK are currently working…

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Curators Talk ‘Family Ties: The Adamah Papers’ by Black Cultural Archives

Thursday 12th July 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ 1 Windrush Square, Brixton, London SW2 1EF ‘Family Ties Curators Talk‘ – Natalie Fiawoo shares insight into her journey curating this new exhibition, which gives you an insight into what life was like in 1885 to 1950s Ghana; and how a British-Ghanaian family from east London rediscovered their…

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‘Black Christianity and Social Justice: Tools for Social Change’ by Dr. Robert Beckford

Saturday 30th June 2018, 11:00 AM – 15:00 PM @ London South East Colleges, Greenwich, 95 Plumstead Road London SE18 7DQ Three interactive talks on how to re-read the Bible, politicise the mission of Jesus and empower black Christians to engage in social justice matters in Britain.

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‘ASSETS OR NET WORTH?’: History & Wealth Mastery Lecture with Robin Walker

Tuesday 19th June 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM @ Bridge Park Community Leisure Centre, Brentfield, London NW10 0RG This empowering workshop will teach you your history. It will also show you how to practically use the lessons learned from that history to financially empower yourself and the Community through personal development, money management, business…

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‘Africa Utopia 2018 Festival’ 

Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd July @ The Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX Africa Utopia is an annual festival celebrating the arts and culture of one of the world’s most dynamic and fast-changing continents. Championed by Senegalese singer and human rights advocate Baaba Maal, the annual programme features a range of talks, workshops, music, performances,…

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‘Black Europe Body Politics (BE.BOP): Coalitions Facing White Innocence’ by Autograph ABP

Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th June 2018, from 10:00 AM @ Autograph, Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA   This fifth edition of BE.BOP tackles central questions on Black European citizenship within global affairs. Incorporating a variety of disciplines and approaches: art, science, film, performance, activism – the event confronts colonial legacies and continuities with artistic strategies that…

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Barby Asante – ‘Declaration of Independence’ by the Live Art Development Agency

Sunday 3rd June 2018, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM @ Live Art Development Agency (LADA), The Garrett Centre, 117A Mansford Street, London E2 6LX Declaration of Independence brings together women of colour in a discursive performance to explore what it is to find a sense of place as we navigate life and a world where we…

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‘Re-Imagining Black British Culture: The Life Cycle Project’ by Dr. Gloria Gordon

Saturday 9th June 2018, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM @ London South Bank University, 90 London Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6LN In the wake of the ‘Windrush’ scandal members of the African Caribbean community are invited to participate in this series of workshops which focuses on us re-imagining an alternative future for ourselves…

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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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“Jamaican Cookery Course” by Black Cultural Archives

Friday 8th June – Saturday 23rd June 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ 1 Windrush Square, Brixton London SW2 1EF In tribute to the rich cuisine Caribbean culture brought to the UK during the Windrush era, we are offering a three-day taster course of live demonstrations teaching you how to prepare and cook authentic…

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“Love it or Leave it – your guide to finding true work happiness” A Guardian Masterclass with Samantha Clarke

Wednesday 23rd may 2018, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM @ The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, Islington London N1 9GU Are you happy in your job? Thinking about a career change, but are yet to take the leap? Worried you might be throwing away your years of experience or training? Various factors, such as…

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