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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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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‘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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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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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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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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‘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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The Hidden Science of Black Holistic Health

From Sunday 22nd July 2018, 2:00 PM @ London South Bank University, 100-116 London Road, London SE1 6LN This 5-week introductory course is designed to reveal some of the scientific truths of Optimal Health that have been hidden in plain sight. This course is ideal if you’re interested in studying Holistic Health from a black…

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‘PRECIOUS Nights at the British Library’

Thursday 5th July 2018, 6:15 PM – 8:30 PM @ The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB   Join us for this groundbreaking series of monthly networking events for women of colour in business. PRECIOUS Nights gives you the opportunity to hear from previous Award winners about their business journey, catch up with…

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‘The Black Girl Bible: Empowering the Next Generation’

Wednesday 25th July 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ 90 York Way, London N1 9AG   A Guardian Live event. Meet Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinene, co-authors of a groundbreaking new book: ‘Slay in Your Lane‘, the new black girl bible for the next generation of British black women.            Covering everything…

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‘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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BLOCK PARTY CINEMA PRESENTS: ‘FREE ANGELA & ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS!’

Sunday 22nd July 2018, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, London, SW9 8PQ A captivating documentary that chronicles the life of a young college professor Angela Davis And how her social activism implicates her in a botched kidnapping attempt that ends with a shootout, four dead and her name…

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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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‘LIBERATED’ by Desrie Thomson-George (art exhibition)

Friday 6th – Sunday 8th July 2018, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM @ The Art Academy (formerly Newington Library), 155 Walworth Road, London SE17 1RS   Desrie’s works form a critical response to the social, cultural and political awareness of her existence as a black woman born in Guyana and the effects of being brought up…

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“Uncomfortable Art Tour: British Museum” (Scholar-Activism Conference) by The Exhibitionist

Sunday 24th June 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM @ The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG   How did the narratives of Empire come into being? Who controls them? And how can we learn to see through the triumphalism to the truth?   In a country that’s repeatedly failed to come to…

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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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“The Amazing History of Black People in London before 1948”

Saturday 21st July 2018, 6: 00 PM – 9:00 PM @ St Ann’s Library, Cissbury Road, Tottenham, London N15 5PU   This fascinating presentation by ‘Black History Studies‘ focuses on the hidden history of London and the contributions made by people of African and Caribbean descent to London in the areas of Literature, Politics, Music…

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SJM PRESENTS: “THE ROOTS AT THE JAZZ CAFE”

Monday 3rd July 2018, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM @ 5 Parkway, Camden, London NW1 7PG Packed into a busy touring schedule which includes a regular slot on the Late Show with Jimmy Fallon, it’s our privilege to welcome ‘The Most Legendary Hard Working’ band ‘The Roots’ for three intimate shows in July. First playing…

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‘Jews of Colour: Race and Afro-Jewishness’

Tuesday 26th June 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM @ Birkbeck, University of London, Room B33, Torrington Square (Main Entrance) London WC1E 7HX This lecture addresses the question of Jews of colour. As some Jews became ‘white’ in the twentieth century, large groups of non-white Jews simply disappeared. Anxieties about the intersections between Jews and…

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