Bust of Haile Selassie 1 at Cannizaro House, Wimbledon Common West Side
To Saturday 10 September. Tuesdays to – Saturdays. 10am–5.30pm (last entry). Rastari in Motion
Exhibition telling the story of the presence of Emperor Haile Selassie I and the emergence of the Rastafari movement in Britain. It is 80 years ago that the Emperor appeared before the League of Nations following Mussolini’s invasion of Abyssinia (Ethiopia). He lived In Britain in exile, until the British helped expel the Italians, He had influence on the rising consciousness of Black youth from the 1960s onwards. First shown in Addis Ababa in 2014, it has most recently been in Jamaica. Free. Further details at:
For talks associated with the exhibition and other BCA talks see
Black Cultural Archives Catalogue
A long term project of Black Cultural Archives has been listing its collections and putting them on a database for people to search the material they look after. The database can be seen at http://www.calmview.eu/BCA/CalmView/advanced.aspx?src=DServe.Catalog.
It includes the BASA collection which I organised deposit of when I was Secretary, and the papers I have personally submitted. The alphabetical listing of the collection can be seen at