Amended 14 February – 7 March event added
Amended 15 February – 28 February Lia film & 14 May Look How Far event added
Monday 16 February to Sunday 24 May. Staying Power at the V&A
V&A Staying Power display that will show a selection of photographs. from the V&A’s photographic collection complimented by Black Cultural Archive oral history interviews. The Staying Power Project is the culmination of a seven-year collaborative partnership, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. (See Note 2 below.)
To Tuesday 30 June. Staying Power Exhibition at BCA
Black Cultural Archives exhibition documenting experiences of Black people during Britain post World War II. Through the lens of the Staying Power photographers explore the stories that represent ‘protest to progress’, resilience and activism, and the fashion and music cultures of a generation. More details at Note 1 below.
Friday 20 February. 1pm. Defining the Black Community Landscape
Take a closer look at some of the myths and realities that have become commonplace to what is understood to be the ‘Black community’. Explore the constructs of urbanism, politics, and cultural difference with Dr. Paul Goodwin. Black Cultural Archives. £5, £3 concessions. More details at Note 1 below.
Tuesday 26 February. 1pm. Postcards from Brixton: Images of Black Cultural Archives and Brixton in the 1980s and 1990s
Join Douglas Parker, Brixton photographer, and discover how he has captured the history of Brixton and its people since the 1980s in his two photography books, Love Letters from Brixton and Postcards from Brixton. More details a Note 1 below.
Saturday 28 February. 12–6pm. Black Cultural Archives celebrates the life and legacy of Claudia Jones
Speakers include Marika Sherwood, Colin Prescod, Donald Hinds, Nia Reynolds, and Shango Baku amongst others. Black Cultural Archives. £30, £25 concessions, £15 students. More details at Note 1 below.
Saturday 7 March. 6.30pm. Dr. James Risien Russell, MD and Neurologist
Come along and hear talk by Jeff Green on the doctor’s life (new research), including his early years at Dollar Academy and Edinburgh University. Born in British Guiana, but based in London, Dr Russell was a Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps, and a
member of the team which included leading Neurologist Sir William Gowers (1845-1915) at University College Hospital, London.
Windrush Foundation event at Croydon Supplementary Education Project, 32 Sydenham Road, Croydon, CR0 2EF.
ADMISSION FREE. Text confirmation of attendance to:
T. 07737271437 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
March events at Victoria & Albert
Thursday 30 April. 2.30-4pm. The Wedding Album (African-Caribbean & South Asian)
Talk will be led by Rev. Anita McKenzie, photographer, publisher and picture librarian. See Note 2 below.
Thursday 14 May. 2.30–4.30. Margins to Mainstream – Black Theatre in Britain
Talk will be led by Olusola Oyeleye, Award-winning Writer, Director and Producer. See Note 2 below.
Thursday 14 May. 6-9pm. Look How Far We’ve Come Community Talk
Special three-in-one event consisting of:
a) ‘Is Jesus White?’ presentation highlighting religion & identity
b) ‘Look How Far We’ve Come Community Talk’ screening & post-screening discussion highlighting racism, and other political & societal issues
c) release of the ‘Look How Far We’ve Come: Commentaries On British Society And Racism?’ DVD highlighting history & racism.
Abbey Centre, 34 Great Smith St, Westminster, SW1P
The event, which will feature special guests drawn from the diverse Look… project contributors, also marks the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Race Relations Act. There will also be limited stalls available. For further details and to book go to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/look-how-far-weve-come-community-talk-dvd-launchis-jesus-white-tickets-15149760341.
See also my AfricanHistory+ @Croydon’s Look Workshop Notes at http://bbm.mailerlite.com/k6u9g1.
Thursday 19 June. 2.30–4pm. Bosco Holder – A life in Theatre and Art: London 1950 – 1970
Talk will be led by Christian Holder, Son of the late artist. See Note 2 below.
Thursday 25 June. 2.30–4pm. Heroines of Opera
Talk will be led by Dr Shirley Thompson, Composer, Musician and Reader in Music at the University of Westminster. See Note 2 below.
More details at Black Cultural Archives: http://bcaheritage.org.uk/about
Further details a Victoria & Albert Museum: http://www.vam.ac.uk