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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Heroines of the African Holocaust: ‘African Women in War’

Saturday 11th August 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ St Ann’s Library, Cissbury Road, London N15 5PU   The Abolition of the Slave Trade Act 1807 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which was passed on 25 March 1807. After the Abolition of the Slave Act 1807, holding previously enslaved…

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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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Melanin Medics presents: ‘A Time For Change’ Launch & Networking Event

Saturday 28th July 2018, 6:45 PM – 9:00 PM @ The Arc Centre, 98b Saint Paul Street, London N17DF We are excited to officially launch our organisation ‘Melanin Medics‘ and celebrate with those who have supported and engaged with our platform over the past year. This event is catered to African Caribbean Medical Professionals, Allied…

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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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A Literary Dinner with author Ayesha Harruna Attah

Wednesday 11th July 2018, 7:00 PM @ Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen, 10 Helmsley Place, London E8 3SB   Cassava Republic Press is thrilled to host Ghanaian literary star, Ayesha Harunna Attah, for an intimate dinner of Ghanaian contemporary cuisine. While you feast on delicious contemporary Ghanaian food, Ayesha will read from her latest book, ‘The Hundred…

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What to Watch this July…

  The big national release in July is ‘Whitney‘ – the in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston (officially approved by her family). It features some poignant revelations from those close to her.     Watch ‘Grenfell‘ on iPlayer, the BBC’s meticulous feature-length documentary about the fire. It draws from hundreds of…

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‘Continuing the Journey’ International Slavery Museum

Saturday 21st July 2018, 11:00 AM -12:00 PM @ 3rd Floor, Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AX   This exhibition developed by Stray Cat Media is a multi media collection of oral histories, photography and film, exploring issues which affect people of African heritage, born, raised or living in Liverpool’s locality. Learn about…

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‘Justice for All: The Black Experience and Policing’

Monday 9th July 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ 74 Stanhope Street, London, NW1 3EX Momentum Camden is holding an event to discuss the impact of policing on our communities and the unlawful and disproportionate use of force against black people by Metropolitan police officers. Police data shows that black people make up 13%…

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The Motherhood Group Presents: ‘Cocktails & Conversations with Jamelia’

Sunday 15th July 2018, 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM @ Reunion Bar, 101 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0SJ Hailing from Birmingham, multi-award winning Jamelia embarked on a career as a singer-songwriter. With 7 Top 10 singles, Gold and Platinum albums, Jamelia is one of the UK’s most successful black music artists! Jamelia is also…

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