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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‘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 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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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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