Black History News and Events at 30 July

1 August to 22 November. Tayo Aluko Call Mr Robeson and other performances

August 1. Museum of Liverpool: Talk: Liverpool 8 Music Scene

August 7, Cumbria: Threlkeld Village Hall
August 8, Cark, Cumbria: Lower Holker Village Hall

August 23, Albert Dock, Liverpool: Poets Against Apartheid. Slavery Remembrance Day Event. (Poetry and Song)

September 13, London: Kara Tara/Black Star, Rich Mix.
September 15 – 19, Torquay: Agatha Christie Festival. Song, prose, murder … mystery…

October 1 & 2, London: CLF Art Cafe, Peckham.
October 3, Runcorn: The Brindley
October 16, Leeds: Seven Arts.
October 17, London: Paul Robeson Theatre, Hounslow
October 24, Swindon: Swindon Arts Centre
October 25, Bristol: Redgrave Theatre
October 28, Barnard Castle: The Witham.
October 31, London: Theatro Technis, Camden

Nov 7, Peekskill, New York: Paramount Hudson Valley
Nov 12 – 15, Hackettstown, New Jersey: Centenary College
Nov 19 – 22, Halifax, Nova Scotia: Bus Stop Theatre

Also see:

To 12 September. The Fifth Pan-African Congress Exhibition

The Fifth Pan-African Congress took place in Manchester in October 1945, only five months after the end of the Second World War – demanding that European powers liberate hundreds of millions of Africans living under colonial rule, and passing radical measures condemning imperialism, racial discrimination and capitalism. Featuring over thirty photographs by John Deakin. Free. Autograph ABP,

Rivington Place, London.

2 October – 5 December.

Syd Shelton: Rock Against Racism Exhibition

First major exhibition of Syd Shelton’s photographs capturing one of the most intriguing and contradictory political periods in British post war history. Between 1976 and 1981, the movement Rock Against Racism (RAR) confronted racist ideology in the streets, parks and town halls of Britain. RAR was formed by a collective of musicians and political activists to fight fascism and racism through music. Free. Autograph ABP,

Rivington Place, London.

Chinese Canadian Seamen in First World War

Chinese have played an important part in the history of the Canadian Pacific for at least as long as the Europeans. The role of Chinese crewmen is an important, though forgotten, part of a narrative and one that developed long before the Great War. This paper is focused on the Chinese resident in Canada (or Chinese-Canadians) and the non-resident Chinese seamen on Canadian vessels during the First World War. their story is connected to that of the Chinese Labour Corps (CLC) in the same war. These three intertwined narratives have been largely ignored by Canada. It has taken a century for many of the details of these interconnected stories to be finally researched and exposed. The reasons for this historical exclusion are also discussed. Talk by Cliff Pereira at Center for Maritime History and Culture, Dalian Maritime University, 20 June 2015.

Black Chronicles II Exhibition in USA

Curated by Autograph ABP, Black Chronicles II Exhibition at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art in Cambridge, Massachussets, USA, explores the presence of black subjects in 19th and early 20th century British photography. It runs from 23 September to 11 December.

It’s a mix of rare and mostly never-seen images depicts both ordinary and prominent citizens – artists, dignitaries, servicemen, missionaries, students, businessmen and international royalty – captured in portraits by professional photographers. Developed through original research in the holdings of national archives and several private collections in the U.K. – primarily in collaboration with Getty Images’ Hulton Archive – the exhibition includes more than 100 photographs taken in studios across Britain before 1938. A majority of the photographs were made in the latter half of the 19th century, during the Victorian Era.

About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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