Jeffrey Boakye: ‘The Language of Race’

Saturday 13th October 2018, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM @ Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BU Last year Jeffrey Boakye’s ‘Hold Tight’ was published. This brilliantly fun and insightful biography of Grime received widespread acclaim as it explored all the eclectic languages, cultures, and subcultures that helped birth the genre. In this…

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“THE BLACK IMAGE” HOW REPRESENTATIONS OF AFRICAN PEOPLE HAS BEEN DELIBERATELY DISTORTED

Thursday 17th May 2018, 6.30 PM – 9:00 PM @ The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, 120 Belsize Lane, London NW3 5BA A very revealing presentation and film produced by Black History Walks shows how The Black Image and representations of African people has been deliberately altered by Europeans to show negativity. In the 15th century African people were portrayed…

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“LET’S DISCUSS MY HERITAGE” by Black Cultural Archives 

Thursday 3rd May 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM @ 1 Windrush Square Brixton, London SW2 1EF What does it mean to be Black? What does it mean to grow up in a world with labels and terms only? Without the stories and narratives that form our background, how do we know who we are?…

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A ONE-OF-A-KIND DRESS CONFERENCE – “SI WI YAH: SARTORIAL REPRESENTATIONS OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA” by Costume Institute of the African Diaspora – A Two Day Event

Friday 4th and Saturday 5th May 2018, 10:00 am @ The London College of Fashion, Senate House, 20 John Princes Street, London W1G 0BJ The Costume Institute of the African Diaspora’s first dress conference seeks to understand how Diaspora communities came to be visually represented or have developed the agency to represent themselves and establish…

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“COAT”: THE NEW MESMERISING PLAY – BY THE AWARD WINNING PLAYWRIGHT YOMI SODE

Thursday 26th – Saturday 28th April, 2018, Show starts 8:00 PM @ The Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill London SW11 5TN ‘I don’t know my grandparents names, how embarrassing is that. But I can name all of Kanye’s albums’ Picture this: Nigeria. A grandmother passes. London. A son cooks a pot of stew for his…

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“A HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC RACISM” by The Centre of Pan African Thought

Tuesday 17th April and Tuesday 24th April 2018, 6.30pm – 9.30pm @ The Swedenborg Society, 20 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH The vile barbarism of racism is the principal psychosis of the modern world. The idea of race, as in referential to racism is the fabric of that psychosis. A fabric so ingrained in European…

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“BRIT(ISH): RACE, IDENTITY AND BELONGING” AFUA HIRSCH REFLECTS ON RACIAL ATTITUDES IN BRITISH SOCIETY TODAY

Thursday 12th April 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM @ 2 Temple Place, London WC2R 3BD Following the publication of her book ‘Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging’, author and journalist Afua Hirsch joins Catherine Tackley, curator of ‘Rhythm & Reaction: The Age of Jazz in Britain’ and saxophonist Soweto Kinch to discuss how racial attitudes in…

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“THE AMAZING JAMES BALDWIN”

“THE AMAZING JAMES BALDWIN – A 6 WEEK MULTI-MEDIA & INTERACTIVE COURSE”, Monday 21st May 6:30 PM – 8: 30 pm – Monday 25th June 2018 @ Harris Westminster, 7 Tothill Street London SW1H 9LH – COURSE FEE: £70 An exciting, interactive multi-media course to mark the release of the Oscar-nominated documentary by Raoul Peck.This…

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Social Commentary No. 8 Examining Stereotypes: “THE ANGRY BLACK WOMAN”

Black women are subject to a barrage of daily micro and macro aggression’s – from their peers, the media, from within their own families, the workplace and of course society as a whole. Our skin colour, body shape, hair type and even our verbal reactions are constantly under a microscope. This piece is therefore about…

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