Monthly Archives: June 2015

South Norwood Community Festival 5 July

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Stephen Bourne wins prize for ‘Black Poppies’

Congratulations to Stephen Bourne for winning the Southwark Arts Forum Award for Literature for his book ‘Black Poppies’ about Britain’s Black Community and the First World War . See previous postings re-the book at: https://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/younger-people-react-favourably-to-black-poppies https://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2014/09/13/independent-reviews-black-poppies  My review of the book: … Continue reading

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Black History events from 27 June

Saturday 27 June. 2-5pm Equiano and Black Abolitionists  Olaudah Equiano, Ottobah Cuguano and Ignatius Sancho were British based African campaigners against the slave trade and slavery in the late 18thC.  This afternoon of talks explores their lives and work. Brycchan … Continue reading

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Coleridge-Taylor Walk Thursday 25 June

SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR’S HOMES IN SELHURST: A HISTORY WALK Thursday 25 June. 6pm  Meet Selhurst Station, Selhurst Rd, Croydon  Walk around the Selhurst houses lived in by the Croydon based black composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912). Where relevant other aspects of local … Continue reading

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Notorious Norbury Market & Fair 28 June

I will be running a bookstall again at it.

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Croydon Radical History Events 20-27 June

As part of Croydon Heritage Festival the following events have been organised by Croydon Radical History Network. Croydon’s slavery links and the black presence Monday 22 June. 7pm. Talks by Nick Draper (Legacies of British Slave-ownership project)  and Sean Creighton … Continue reading

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Croydon Heritage Festival Stall Day Saturday 20 June

I will be running a joint stall for Croydon Radical History Network History & Social Action Publications Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Network as part of the Croydon Heritage Festival launch this Saturday (20 June) 11am – 5.30pm – North End As well as … Continue reading

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