Book Launch: ‘Filigree’ Contemporary Black British Poetry

Monday 8th October 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Barbican Library, Barbican Arts Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS Filigree is the second anthology of contemporary Black British poetry published by Peepal Tree Press, a leader in Caribbean and Black British Literature. It follows in the footsteps of previous successful anthologies: RED (poetry) and…

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PORTRAITURE AS POLITICS by 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair

Saturday 6th October 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM @ Screening Room, Somerset House, London WC2R 0RN Against a backdrop of retreating notions of multiculturalism and an increasing populist nationalism in Europe and America, is portraiture emerging as a resonant medium by which to assert black visibility? Does portraiture take on a dual role, both…

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Ashraf Jamal on ‘Art & Lies’: Institute of Advanced Studies Public Lecture Series

Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ IAS Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) is delighted to welcome Ashraf Jamal for this talk. In ‘The Waiting Country: A South African Witness’, published in 1995, Mike Nicol arrives at…

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THE BIRTH OF A BLACK SURREALISM

Friday 5th October 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM @ Screening Room, Somerset House, London WC2R 0RN In 1945, André Breton came to Haiti and gave a series of lectures which – some say – helped spark a political revolution. Yet it was his visit to the radical art studio, le Centre d’Art d’Haïti, which…

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Jag Heter Tokunbo presents: Nigerian Artist Joseph Ijoyemi

Friday 12th October 2018, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM @ 508 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LD Emerging Artist Joseph Ijoyemi showcases his collection of paintings in an upcoming solo exhibition ‘Jag Heter Tokunbo’ at the 508 Gallery. Joseph was born and raised in Sweden until the age of 12, through his young childhood Joseph…

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FREE Film Screening of ‘Out of Darkness’

Thursday 11th October 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM @ Wood Green Library, 187-197A High Road, London N22 6XD ‘Out of Darkness’ (2015) is a full length three-part documentary by director Amadeuz Christ, examining the untold history of African people, the African cultural contribution to the nations of the world, and the events that have…

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Britain & Reggae: A Special 50 Year History

Thursday 11th October 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM @ Hackney Museum, 1 Reading Lane, London, E8 1GQ As part of marking Reggae @ 50, history and music consultant Kwaku presents a personal reflection of Britain’s pivotal role in the development of reggae music. Indeed, he posits that without British input, the Jamaican music industry…

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A Black and British History: Jamaica’s First Maroon War

Wednesday 10th October 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Impact Hub, Brixton, Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8PQ Who are the Maroons of Jamaica? Why did Britain go to war with them? Who were their leaders? CLR James (African-Trinidadian historian, journalist and socialist) wrote: “I was tired of reading and hearing…

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Black History Month: ‘Balancing the Equation’

Monday 8th October 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS Science should be for everyone. But not everyone gets the representation that they deserve – but what does that mean for society? Join Alex Lathbridge and a panel of experts as they explore…

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African Caribbean LIFESTYLE FESTIVAL 2018

Sunday 7th October 2018, 1:00 PM – 6:30 PM @ The Birmingham Conference & Events Centre, Hill Street, Earls Court, Birmingham B5 4EW An amazing showcase of Health, Hair, Beauty, Fashion, Food and More! Welcome to the African Caribbean Lifestyle Festival UK – the destination for individuals who know that life and individual style go…

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National African & Caribbean Wedding Show 2018

Sunday 7th October 2018, 1:00 PM – 6:30 PM @ Earls Court, ILEC Conference Centre, Earls Court, London SW6 1UD We are pleased and excited to invite you to our 4th Annual National African & Caribbean Wedding Show! This is the bridal show for the African and Caribbean bride. The event will be jam packed…

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A Career in Clinical Psychology? Empowering People from BAME Communities

Saturday 6th October 2018, 09:30 AM – 4:00 PM @ The King’s Centre, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0ES Running for a fourth year, this workshop is for people from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds who are interested in a career in Clinical Psychology. Themes include why diversity is important in the profession and…

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Black Britain on Film

Saturday 6th October 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ St Ann’s Library, Cissbury Road, Tottenham, London N15 5PU Black History Studies in collaboration with the Independent Cinema Office (ICO) presents ‘Black Britain on Film’ which is a brand new series of archive film programmes featuring extraordinary treasures from archives across the UK, available to…

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Agents of Freedom: The Black Jacobin – by ‘Ancestry Talks’ With Paul Crooks

Saturday 6th October 2018, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM @ Lewisham Library, 199-201 Lewisham High Street, London SE13 6LG   Whilst researching his ancestry, Paul Crooks discovered his Great Great Great Grandfather walked free from a sugar plantation in Jamaica in 1838. Paul wanted to know more about what lay behind the decision to free…

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IAS Book Launch: ‘In the World’ by Ashraf Jamal – In Conversation with Tamar Garb

Friday 5th October 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ IAS Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building, University College London (UCL), Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT   The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) is delighted to welcome Ashraf Jamal for the book launch of ‘In the World’. This is a collection of essays,…

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‘Fine Wine Business Network’ presents: Meet Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones: “The Black Farmer”

Thursday 4th October 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ The Boardroom, 50 Brook Street, London, W1K 5DR Do business while enjoying fine wines and cheeses at a private Mayfair venue! Here’s your chance to meet Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones – businessman, farmer, and founder of “The Black Farmer” range of food products. Born in Jamaica and…

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Bad Girls: Representations of Race and Gender in Popular Culture: A 10 week Course

Thursday 4th October to Thursday 13th December 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 PM @ Goldsmiths University, New Cross, London SE14 6NW This course is a perfect introduction into race, gender and popular culture studies. We are surrounded by literature, film, series and music videos on a daily basis. From listening to Beyoncé, to watching ‘Orange is…

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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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