Race & Racism in Britain

Panel Talks & Workshops

Racism Past and Present: An Exploration with The National Archives

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm | 18 March 2020
Stillpoint Spaces London | £9.50

Stillpoint Spaces London is excited to be collaborating with The National Archives to present this series of workshops, where we will explore stories, photographs and documents from the archives relating to race and racism in Britain’s history. The National Archives is the official archive of the UK Government and holds documents spanning over the last 1000 years.

Join us for an exploratory workshop, where we will explore items from the archives, presented by specialist archive staff. In the second half of each session we will reflect and share, and a Counsellor and Poetry therapist will facilitate therapeutic creative writing exercises.

This workshop is intended for anyone interested in exploring and reflecting on these periods of history and how they relate to race and racism in Britain today. You do not need to be a writer to attend.

The trial of the Mangrove Nine highlighted the rise of black activism and institutionalised police prejudice. The National Archives has a collection of Police records and surprising community ephemera relating to this key episode in Black British History.


  • Iqbal Singh – Regional Community Partnerships Manager, The National Archives
  • Vicky Iglikowski-Broad – Principal Records Specialist – Diverse Histories, The National Archives
  • Kevin Searle – Records Specialist – Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic British History, The National Archives
  • Charmaine Pollard – Counsellor  and Poetry Therapist

Purchase your tickets here

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