WHAT TO WATCH ON TV NOW – ‘Black Earth Rising’ @ BBC2, Monday’s 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Black Earth Rising is a new BBC Two international thriller about the prosecution of international war crimes and the West’s relationship with contemporary Africa written, directed and produced by BAFTA-winner Hugo Blick (The Honourable Woman, The Shadow Line). The fictional drama series stars Emmy and Golden Globe-winner John Goodman (The Big Lebowski, Roseanne) and BAFTA-winner…

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African Diaspora Co-operation Against Modern Slavery in Europe

Tuesday 16th October 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA There has been a noted increase in the numbers of people of African origin being trafficked into different European countries to be exploited and abused in different ways. The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) estimated that over 11,000 victims…

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Black Statues Around London: A Presentation

Friday 12th October 2018, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Hammersmith & Fulham Town Hall, King Street, Courtyard Room, London W6 9JU Avril’s ‘Walks and Talks’ gives a presentation that shows how Black people are represented via statues, busts and other monuments around London. Famous and not-so-famous people have been idolised in stone and other…

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African Holocaust Month

Wednesday 3rd – Wednesday 31st October 2018, 6:30 PM @ 1st Floor, New T-Chances, 399 High Road, Tottenham, London N17 6QN Programme of Events: 3rd – Black Wall Street: This seminar will highlight the hidden story of “Black Wall Street” and how the eradication of a prosperous African American city in the 1920’s relates to…

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POP-Corn presents: CHI-RAQ by Spike Lee: FREE FILM SCREENING

Friday 19th October 2018, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM @ Poplar Union, 2 Cotall Street, London E14 6TL For our Black History Month season, POP-Corn presents Spike Lee’s 2015 CHI-RAQ. A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago, CHI-RAQ sees the girlfriend…

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ANKARA FESTIVAL 2018

Friday 19th October 2018, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM @ The Civic Hall, Blackshots Lane, Grays, Romford RM16 2JU The Ankara Festival is organised annually by the Thurrock African Group (TAG) as part of the Black History Month. The event will be promoting, showcasing and appreciating African fashion, culture and music. Featuring: Live Music by…

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62nd BFI London Film Festival

Wednesday 10th to Sunday 21st October 2018 @ Various Venues Shifting sands and seismic change are the themes at the heart of the 62nd BFI London Film Festival’s industry programme. As the UK readies itself for life after Brexit and the international film industry adapts to new technologies, evolving business models and the urgency for…

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Guardian Live! ‘Who Are We? Exploring the Science of Identity’

Saturday 22nd September 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ Amnesty International UK, 25 New Inn Yard London, EC2A 3EA Award-winning Harvard geneticist David Reich, Reith lecturer and NYU philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah, science journalist Angela Saini, and chair Adam Rutherford, scientist, broadcaster and author of The Book of Humans, will discuss how a scientific…

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Black History Month Discussion: Marriage Culture and Religion in African, Caribbean and Asian communities in Britain

Saturday 13th October 2018, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM @ Dagenham Library, 1 Church Elm Lane, Dagenham, Romford, RM10 9NR For most individuals, religion and culture affect their daily lives and their relationships. Whether you pray to God, Jesus, Allah, Jehovah, Buddha or anyone else is entirely between you and that entity. Despite the personal…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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