African-American Artist Jennifer Packer Captures the Times

THE EYE IS NOT SATISFIED WITH SEEING… New York-based painter Jennifer Packer recalibrates art historical approaches to portraiture and still life, casting these enduring genres in a fresh political and contemporary light, while keeping them rooted in a deeply personal context. Combining observation, improvisation and memory, Packer’s intimate portraits of friends and family members and […]

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Target Oxbridge & Trinity College Cambridge Launch Access Initiative for Year 10 Black Students

Target Oxbridge and Trinity College have launched a unique programme to de-mystify Oxford and Cambridge and help more 14 and 15 year olds of Black heritage prepare to apply to and gain places at leading universities. Target Oxbridge, a free mentoring programme for UK students of Black heritage, is run by Rare Recruitment in collaboration […]

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Black Unity for All African Diasporas, The road to our success WEBINAR

  Join the debate with  Black History experts and panel guests: Charmaine Simpson, Lavinya Stennett, Robin Walker, Dele Ogun and Apeika Umalu On Thursday 26th November Elo Akin and Natasha Antoine will host a Black Unity, Shared History event encompassing Africa, the UK, the Caribbean, South and North America. The programme includes: What have we […]

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Small Axe: Black Film Miniseries by Steve McQueen

The first film from Steve McQueen’s highly anticipated Small Axe will premiere on BBC One and iPlayer on Sunday 15th November at 9pm. The five original films that make up the Small Axe collection by Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning filmmaker, Steve McQueen will air weekly on the BBC’s heartland channel. Set from the […]

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Windrush Caribbean Film Festival going from strength to strength

Launched to coincide with Black History Month, the Windrush Caribbean Film Festival (WCFF)  is well under way. If you missed any of the films and Q & A audience participation find our more here. Set to become an annual fixture the WCFF is gaining momentum with a panel of experts discussing relevant issues around the films […]

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Virtual Events that Inspire, Educate and Motivate 

This Month’s Black History Month Events and What’s Still to come by Serena Lee    The month, so far, has been jam-packed with BHM events sparking enlightening online conversations. Back on the 8th October, Black Cultural Archives hosted ‘Commemorating Black British History in the Public Realm’ an on-going lively conversation on how to practically achieve […]

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First Contemporary African Photography Gallery Launches – London

By Joy Sigaud In spite of the  restrictions caused by the pandemic Covid-19, the London art scene continues to thrive with many exhibitions now presented online. This Black History Month sees a number of Black artists making their mark in the sector which can be visited for the live experience.    Doyle Wham, a contemporary […]

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What’s On! Black History Month 2020

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2020  Events – live, interactive or virtual, films, theatre, courses, talks, walks – Something for everyone and more…   ETHIOPIAN WORLD FEDERATION INCORPORATED LOCAL 3 NEGUSA NEGAST UNVEILING OF A BLUE PLAQUE IN UNITY WITH NUBIAN JAK COMMUNITY TRUST Mon 2nd NOV 2020 12—2PM via zoom link To attend register here ***************** Online […]

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What’s On Worldwide Connect – Leading the way, Innovative Virtual & Online Events, Exhibitions, Workshops…

Click and Link:  For Music, Films, Virtual Tours, Dance, Museums, Professional Seminars and much more…something for all ages:   The Black Heroes Foundation Virtual Soul Food Café Free zoom  event every Friday at 7.30pm. celebrating Black heroes through song, dance and the spoken word. Old school videos, talks and special guests to entertain and enlighten. […]

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History of Black British Intellectuals with Historian Dr Angelina Osbourne – A Q&A Event

WINDRUSH FOUNDATION   PRESENTS A HISTORY OF BLACK BRITISH INTELLECTUALS   KEYNOTE SPEAKER:   DR ANGELINA OSBORNE ON SUNDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2020 FROM 7PM TO 8.30PM DR OSBORNE WILL EXPLORE THE HISTORY OF RACE, EDUCATION, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN BRITAIN THROUGH THE WORK OF ACTIVISTS, SCHOLARS AND EDUCATORS. BRITAIN HAS ITS OWN BLACK INTELLECTUAL TRADITIONS, EXEMPLIFIED THROUGH OLAUDAH EQUIANO, CLR […]

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Windrush – Then and Now! Words and Music Event

WINDRUSH FOUNDATION  presents WINDRUSH THEN AND NOW! WITH SANDRA AGARD & KEITH WAITHE on Wednesday 23 September 2020  7.30pm to 9pm FROM THE CARIBBEAN TO THE UK, HOPES AND DREAMS SAILED THE OCEANS BLUE; SO MUCH WAS LEFT BEHIND.  MEMORIES WERE MADE IN PASTURES NEW. THROUGH WORDS AND MUSIC, SANDRA AGARD AND KEITH WAITHE WILL […]

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Glenda Caesar – Victim of the Hostile Environment Policy – 10 Years in Limbo

WINDRUSH FOUNDATION   presents  GLENDA CAESAR   Glenda arrived with her mother in the UK in 1961 from Dominica ‘as a babe in arms’. She first found out she wasn’t British and could not get a passport after trying to visit her dying mother in the Caribbean in 1998. In 2009, Glenda was sacked from her part-time […]

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Stowaway on The Empire Windrush – What Happened to Her!

Windrush Foundation   presents   Woman Stowaway on Empire Windrush She attracted more press coverage than any other passenger when the ship docked at Tilbury, Essex, on 22 June 1948.  She left Jamaica unnoticed but when it became too cold to sleep out at night on deck, she had to give herself up. The news spread like […]

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Lord Woodbine, The Beatles and Hamburg Tour – 60 Years Ago – Windrush Event

WINDRUSH FOUNDATION PRESENTS LORD WOODBINE, THE BEATLES & HAMBURG Born in 1929 in Trinidad, Harold Phillips (who later became known as Lord Woodbine, the Calypsonian) volunteered for the Royal Air Force to fight for Britain in World War II. After being demobbed when the War ended, he returned to England on the Empire Windrush on […]

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Remembering the life and times of the 18th century poet Phillis Wheatley

THE EQUIANO SOCIETY   PRESENTS   PHILLIS WHEATLEY (1753 – 1784):   REMEMBERING HER LIFE AND TIMES PHILLIS WAS THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN AUTHOR OF A BOOK OF POETRY. KIDNAPPED AT THE AGE OF 8 IN WEST AFRICA, PHILLIS WAS TAKEN TO NORTH AMERICA AND SOLD IN BOSTON TO THE WHEATLEY FAMILY WHO TAUGHT HER TO READ AND WRITE, […]

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