Lambeth Libraries – What’s On! – November 2020


Black History Month

A celebration of history, arts, literature and film

A guide to events in Lambeth – November 2020


Lambeth Libraries Black History Month November Programme 2020
The Space Between Black and White with Esuantsiwa Jane Goldsmith
Tuesday 10 November, 7pm
Online event:

Join Esuantsiwa Jane Goldsmith to discuss her memoir The Space Between Black and White, described as ‘A story of self-discovery for a mixed-race woman finding her place in the world’ the book illuminates Esuantsiwa’s inner journey growing up mixed-race in Britain.
Event organised with the Friends of Carnegie Library and followed by a Q&A.
100 Great Black Britons with Patrick Vernon and Angelina Osborne
Thursday 12 November, 7pm.
Online event: Bookings
Patrick Vernon’s landmark 100 Great Black Britons campaign of 2003 was one of the most successful movements to focus on the role of people of African and Caribbean descent in British history and counter the exclusion of the Black British community from the mainstream popular conception of ‘Britishness’, despite Black people having lived in Britain for over a thousand years.
As a result, a number of Black historical figures were included on the national school curriculum and had statues and memorials erected and blue plaques put up in their honour. Now, with this book, Patrick and Angelina Osborne have relaunched the campaign to include new role models and previously little-known historical figures, often overlooked or dismissed. Join them to discuss the need to correct the history taught and to grow a knowledge for so long hidden.
Hood Feminism – Brixton Radical Reads book group special
Friday 13 November, 7pm.
Online event: Bookings
Join the reading group to discuss Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that White Feminists Forgot, by author Mikki Kendall.
For a copy of the book please contact the library on 020 7926 1056.
I Am Somebody: Why Jesse Jackson Matters with author David Masciotra
Tuesday 17 November, 7pm.
Online event: Bookings
There are few figures and leaders of recent American history of greater social and political consequence than Jesse Jackson, and few more relevant for Americas current political climate. In I Am Somebody, author David Masciotra argues that Jackson’s legacy must be rehabilitated in the history of American politics. David Masciotra worked with Jesse Jackson, conducting over 100 interviews with him in the hope of inspiring a new generation of committed advocates of racial and economic justice. Join David in conversation from the USA.
GIRL: Essays on womanhood and belonging in the age of Black girl magic with Kenya Hunt
Wednesday 18 November, 7pm
Online event: Bookings
Join Award-winning journalist and ‘American in London’ Kenya Hunt to discuss her latest book Girl which is a provocative, heartbreaking and frequently hilarious collection of original essays on what it means to be black, a woman, a mother and a global citizen in today’s ever-changing world.
Black Writers Challenge
Have you read a book by a black author this year? Maybe you’d like to discover new writing and authors?
On Twitter? Follow @LamLibs and join the conversation using the hashtag #BlackWritersChallenge @BHMLambeth.
Windrush: Portrait of a Generation – A photo-story by Jim Grover
Thursday 1 October to December 2020
Brixton Library.
To book a free slot to view the exhibition please call: 020 7926 1058.
Celebrating the Caribbean community in South London. This photo-story by award-winning social documentary photographer Jim Grover looks at the community following the arrival of ‘SS Windrush’
For further information:, Twitter/Instagram: @jimgroverphoto
Black Lives Matter: Signs and placards from a summer of protest
Monday 5 October to Thursday 31 December
Time: 11am to 4pm Monday to Saturday. Viewing by appointment only
Minet Library
Bookings: tel: 0207 926 6073 email:
An exhibition of some of the signs and placards left behind after the recent Black Lives Matter protests in London. Do you see your sign here?
Do you want to donate a sign that you still have at home or any other BLM content? Then get in touch, we want to record your story, contact Lambeth Archives at