EXCLUSIVE: ‘KING IN CONCERT – THE MUSICAL’ BY MARTIN SMITH: starring Sharon D. Clarke and Cedric Neal – performed by London Musical Theatre Orchestra

Saturday 30th June & Sunday 1st July 2018 @ The Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, London E8 1EJ   A new concert staging of King, the musical about the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr, is to open at Hackney Empire, in the 50th anniversary year of the legend’s death. This year marks 50 years since…

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‘Exhume Those Stories: Dramatising African-British Historical Figures’ with Phillis Wheatley and John Blanke, by Greenwich Book Festival

Saturday 16th June 2018, 3.30 PM – 5:00 PM @ University of Greenwich, Council Room, Queen Anne Court, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London SE10 9LS “You know, there’s one place that all the people with the greatest potential are gathered. One place and that’s the graveyard. People ask me all the time, what…

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‘Radiate Windrush 2 Day Festival’ by Wanda Nation

 Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 2018. 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Crystal Palace Park, Anerley Hill, London SE19 2GA   Wanda Nation presents ‘Radiate Windrush Festival‘, a friendly cosmopolitan Black Culture and Afro Arts community event. It has been created to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Windrush and to appreciate the Black…

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Social Commentary No.15 ‘We been Royal’

What are your honest views about the royal wedding? Many are excited, ecstatic and eager to see what the future holds for Meghan and Harry in this so called ‘post-racial society’. Personally, I wish we would honour our own African Queens from our homelands, such as: Queen Aminatu Makeda, Queen of Sheba Queen Nefertiti Queen…

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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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‘Angie Thomas and Patrick Ness in Conversation’ by Greenwich Book Festival

Saturday 16th June 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM @ University of Greenwich, Queen Mary Building, Queen Mary Undercroft, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London SE10 9LS Greenwich Book Festival is beyond excited to be hosting two of the biggest international stars of YA, in South-East London. Angie Thomas is the Carnegie-nominated, 2018 Waterstones Children’s Book…

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“Reel Black Lives Matter: African Diaspora focused Documentaries” by Rapport Festival

 Saturday 16th June 2018, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM @ Whirled Cinema, 259-260 Hardess Street, Loughborough Junction, London SE24 0HN Rapport Festival returns to Brixton for its second year. We present a weekend of African Diaspora films (15th -17th June). International films focused on the real lives, experiences, and perspectives of Africans in Africa and the…

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“The World We Want: Prison Abolition, Gender, Racial & Economic Justice”

Friday 15th June 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ The School of Law, Birkbeck University, Clore Management Centre, Torrington Square, Bloomsbury London WC1E 7JL Join us for the public launch event of Abolitionist Futures: Building Social Justice Not Criminal Justice, the 2018 International Conference on ‘Penal Abolition’. We are excited to host Beth Richie,…

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‘Voices of Young African Women’ by Sub-Sahara Advisory Panel

Friday 25th May 2018, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, 4 Merches Places, Cardiff CF11 6RD ‘Voices of Young African Women‘ is all about developing young African women as leaders of tomorrow and celebrating diverse African cultures in Wales. To celebrate Africa Day, the event led by Tuwezeshe fellows from Wales will bring to…

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Launch of ‘Forever Africa Conference and Events’ [FACE] 2018 – University of Bristol

Saturday 9th June, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM @ Carpenter Room, Richmond Building, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1LN The organisers of FACE 2018 cordially invite you to the launch of the ‘Forever Africa Conference and Events’ [FACE]. FACE is a Pan-African initiative brought together by staff and students at the University of Bristol. It has a goal-oriented,…

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“BLACK MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS” by The Mind Cafe

Sunday 27th May 2018, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM @ The Mind Cafe, Eastside, Kings Cross Station, London N1C 4AX Black Mental Health Matters Road Shows provide bespoke practical interventions for the African Caribbean community. We are using the opportunity of our 8th edition to respond to the corporate trauma we as a community are…

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“Black Creatives Dinner Party” An intimate networking event to celebrate Black British Creative Artists

Saturday 26th May 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM @ Poplar Union, 2 Cotall Street, London E14 6TL Black Creatives Dinner Party is BACK for its second event as an intimate networking moment. Join us for a DIY, informal and fun dinner party to celebrate Black excellence and meet other Black creatives from across the…

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“20 Questions and Answers on Black Europe” with Professor Stephen Small

Thursday 17th  May 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM @ Birmingham City University, Curzon Building, 4 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7BD Professor Stephen Small, of African American Studies at University of California, Berkely, will be launching his new book ’20 Questions and Answers on Black Europe’. The book puts Black people in Europe at the centre of…

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Akala in conversation with Dr Kehinde Andrews

Monday 21st May 2018 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Birmingham City University, The Curzon Building, 4 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7BD Award winning hip-hop artist, writer and social entrepreneur Akala in conversation with Dr. Kehinde Andrews, Head of the first Black Studies degree in Europe, to mark the launch of his new book ‘Natives: Race and Class…

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CONVERSATION CORNER: “A discussion about Black Women’s Healing and Self-Care” by the Black Women’s Forum UK

Saturday 2nd June 2018, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM @ UCL Institute of Education (Room 802), 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL “Caring for myself is not Self-Indulgence, it’s Self-Preservation and that is an act of Political warfare” – Audre Lorde The Black Women’s Forum UK is a safe space to share, empower and engage with women…

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“BIKI West African Supper Club” by Chishuru

Saturday 9th June 2018, 7.00 PM – 10.00 PM @ Well Street Kitchen, 203 Well Street, London E9 6QU BIKI supper club is a celebration of the vibrant and diverse food of Nigeria. This edition will be celebrating the culture and cuisine of the Hausa and Fulani communities found in Northern Nigeria and most of…

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“Talking Black in America” – Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion by University of Oxford Applied Linguistics Research Group

Tuesday 5th June 2018. 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM @ Mary Ogilvy Theatre, St Anne’s College, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HS Talking Black in America follows the unique circumstances of the descendants of American slaves and their incredible impact on American life and language. Speech varieties from the African American community reflect the imprint of African language systems, the influences of…

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Winsome Pinnock’s revival of’ the award-winning play ‘Leave Taking’ is back!

Thursday May 24th – Saturday June 30th 2018, 7.30 PM @ The Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 8LJ Winsome Pinnock’s award-winning drama about a second-generation immigrant family was first staged at Liverpool Playhouse in 1987. Now, it’s back in a revival directed by Bush Theatre boss Madani Younis. It’s the story of…

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“Linton Kewsi Johnson LIVE” – Jamaican British dub artist and father of reggae poetry: A week long special performance

Monday 14th – 20th May 2018, 7.30 PM @ The Southbank Centre, Elizabeth Hall, Belvedere Road London SE1 8XX Hear Linton Kwesi Johnson, the living legend and father of ‘reggae poetry’, share his journey. Sharing powerful critiques on modern Britain, from the world’s first reggae poet, he uses politics as an organising principle for his message…

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LONDON HISTORY DAY 2018: Free Screening of ‘BEYOND THE PHOTO’ at the ‘Herne Hill Film Festival’

Thursday 31st May 2018, 8:00 PM @ The Prince Regent, 69 Dulwich Road, London SE24 0NJ ‘London History Day‘ is back and it’s bigger and better than ever! More than 70 of London’s museums, galleries and cultural spaces will open their doors to reveal special behind the scenes tours, rarely seen exhibits and one off…

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“A WEST AFRICAN SUMMER FEAST” by Tokunbo’s Kitchen

Saturday 12th May 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Green Rooms Hotel, 13-27 Station Road, London N22 6UW We all know London in the sun is pretty special and what better inspiration for us to continue with our mission of bringing you a taste of Nigeria and Lagos sunshine than to host you at…

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“FROM OBJECTS AND SUBJECTS OF ECONOMIC CAPITAL TO ​CREATORS, DEVELOPERS AND DEFINERS OF CULTURAL CAPITAL”: The Black Presence in the National Gallery

Monday 14 May 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM @ The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN From Objects & Subjects to Creators. Black Images at the National Gallery: The ‘Image of the Black in London Galleries’ (IBLG) is an attempt to highlight the black presence to be found in the national art collection…

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“BOOK LAUNCH – Race, Culture & Gender: Black Female Experiences of Violence & Abuse” by Dr. Ava Kanyeredzi

This book presents an in-depth account of nine Black British women’s experiences of violence and abuse. Through in depth interviews and analysis the author reveals their feelings of being silenced as children, women, Black women and as victims/survivors.

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“HAIL THE DARK LIONESS” Exhibition by South African visual activist Zanele Muholi

Now til 24th June 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ New Art Exchange, 39-41 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 6BE  Hail the Dark Lioness by South African visual activist Zanele Muholi “I’m reclaiming my blackness, which I feel is continuously performed by the privileged ‘other’. My reality is that I do not mimic being black;…

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“CONTROL THE AGENDA: A BLACK HISTORY & WEALTH MASTERY LECTURE” by Robin Walker

These empowering workshops by Robin Walker will teach you your history. They 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 and entrepreneurship.

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