Monthly Archives: July 2016

Much Ado About Nothing 27-30 July

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Paul Robeson continues to be honoured

A map of the proposed historic Witherspoon Jackson neighbourhood, brought forth at a special council meeting in March, 2016 ‘Call Mr Robeson’ at Edinburgh  Tayo Aluko will be at the Edinburgh Festival from 4 to 28 August with his Call … Continue reading

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Black History Events & News at 15 July

Saturday 23 July. 11am-2pm. The Blackamoores Tour of London Tour through central London with Narrative Eye to explore the key locations of Black heritage in the capital. To book visit https://blackamoorestour.eventbrite.co.uk Thursday 28 July. 2-4.45pm. The Life of Phillis Wheatley Talk by … Continue reading

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John Burns’ Battersea walk etc 23 July

Update at 16 July Due to muscular problems I am currently experiencing I will not be able now to lead this walk. To find out if it is still taking place led by someone else please contact  Carmel  Pollen at carmelpollen@bwtuc.org.uk … Continue reading

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Legacies of British Slave ownership database evolves

One of the excellent aspects of the Legacies of British Slave ownership database run by the team at UCL is their ability to keep amending it in the light of new information received, particularly from other people. Sometimes the leads … Continue reading

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Latest Black Cultural Archives exhibition & catalogue update

  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 … Continue reading

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Croydon Events & News at 10 July

Saturday 16 July. 8pm. Cinema Ruskin ‘Something to Sing About’ (James Cagney) 1937 + ‘Crash’n Thru’ (James Newill) 1939. £2. Ruskin House, Coombe Rd. Friday 29 July. 8.30pm. Jazz with Soft Winds playing standards, Latin, ballads and be-bop on sax, … Continue reading

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What has Croydon Council done well at?

I was recently challenged by a Labour Councillor about what she perceives as my continual criticism of the Council, that it would be nice if occasionally I congratulated it for what it does, and why I seem to imply I … Continue reading

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15 July is deadline for Croydon Council questions

Croydon Council meets on 18 July. Due to recent changes in the rules the last day for submission of questions by members of the public is  15 July. The rules and details of how to submit a question are set … Continue reading

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Has Croydon Town Centre Bid a life after 31 March 2017?

Croydon Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID) comes to an end on 31 March next year. Whether it has a future will depend on a ballot of businesses in November. The Council’s Cabinet is being told on Monday 11 July … Continue reading

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