Black History Events – Croydon, Lambeth, Sutton & Wandsworth

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See events also at

https://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2016/09/09/black-history-events

Lambeth Black History Month

http://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/listings/region/greater-london/lambeth

Wandsworth Diversity Month

http://www.better.org.uk/diversity-month-2016

From Tuesday 27 September to Wednesday 21 December. Rights of Passage: A Century of People Power

Free archive display about the narratives of resistance and change from 1900 to post-Brexit Britain.

Black Cultural Archives, Windrush Square, Brixton.

http://bcaheritage.org.uk/rights-of-passage-a-century-of-people-power/?mc_cid=641308b04d&mc_eid=355aaf01fc

Monday 3 October 6.30pm-8pm. Remembering Slavery

Dr. Catherine Hall will draw on the work of the Legacies of British Slave-Owners project, which illustrated the ways Britons benefited from slavery and made money from sugar.

Battersea Library, Lavender Hill, London, SW11.

Free – bookings essential: 020 7223 2334.

Wednesday 5 October – Wednesday 2 November. 6-8pm. The African Fight – The Hidden History of WW1 and the Battle of the Somme

Course at Black Cultural Archives, Windrush Square, Brixton.

Contact learning@bcasheritage.org.uk

Thursday 6 October. 6.30pm. Evelyn Dove: Britain’s black cabaret queen

Talk by Stephen Bourne.  Balham Library.

Free – bookings essential: 020 8673 1129.

Saturday 8 October, 6.30–9pm. Resistance or Defence? Legacies of the 1985 Uprisings 

The rise of the #BlackLivesMatter movement has meant that there is an increasing consciousness of injustices around policing in the US, but how does that relate to the UK context and the local struggles that continue today? Stafford Scott, community leader, activist and key campaigner for Tottenham Defence Campaign will interrogate the archives and local struggles for justice.

Black Cultural Archives, Windrush Square, Brixton.

Free, booking is essential.

http://bcaheritage.org.uk/programme/tours-talks-and-walks/?mc_cid=641308b04d&mc_eid=355aaf01fc

6.30pm. Black women’s political activism in Britain: thoughts and reflections

Talk by Dr Beverley Duguid outlining the historical development of black women’s collective agency in 1980’s Britain, with particular attention to OWAAD (the Organisation of Women of Asian and African descent 1978-1982).

Battersea Library, Lavender Hill, London, SW11.

Free – bookings essential: 020 7223 2334.

Wednesday 12 October

2pm. Moving Here. The Harry Jacobs Archive

Display of photos of those who settled in Lambeth from the West Indies after The Windrush.

West Nowood Library, The Old Library Centre, 14-16 Knights Hill, SE27 0HY.

6.30pm. Black Ancestry

Dr Kathleen Chater

Britain’s part in the slave trade and its overseas empire means that Black people often came to this country long before the twentieth century and left descendants, many of whom are unaware of their ancestors’ origins.

York Gardens Library

Free – bookings essential: 020 7223 2341

Thursday 13 October. 1pm. Popular Television and Film

Stephen Bourne takes a personal look at the history of Black people in popular British film and television. He documents, from original research and interviews, the experiences and representations which have previously been ignored in a variety of media books.

Black Cultural Archives, Windrush Square, Brixton.

£3. To book http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/popular-television-and-film-with-stephen-bourne-tickets-27568979560?aff=erelexpmlt

Friday 14 October. 6.30pm. The Black Jacobins

Black Radical Reads Book Group will discuss C. L. R. James book.

Brixton Library, Brixton Oval, London, SW2 1JQ.

Monday 17 October. 6.30pm. The Politics of Race in Britain and South Africa: Black British solidarity and the anti-apartheid struggle

Elizabeth Williams will be discussing her book on global struggle against racism, about the solidarity of the African Diaspora people of Britain and the struggle against apartheid in South Africa and how the two were inextricably linked against an implacable foe.

Battersea Library, Lavender Hill, SW11.

Free – bookings essential: 020 7223 2334

Tuesday 18 October. 6.30pm. Loyalty and dissent in the First World War

Iqbal Husain will explore the often complex relationships that existed between Britain and her colonies during the First World War using a variety of records held at The National Archives. It is part of a series of workshops delivered by The National Archives to help develop new outreach resources and activities.

Battersea Library, Lavender Hill, London, SW11.

Free – bookings essential: 020 7223 2334.

Saturday 22 October. 11.30am-3pm. Dismissed! An Ordinary Jamaican Woman; An Extraordinary Life 

Gloria Cameron will sign her autobiography

AmicusHorizon Housing Association, Grosvenor House

125 High Street, Croydon.

Free but book on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gloria-cameron-mbe-autobiography-book-reading-signing-in-croydon-tickets-27406420341

or Text 07802 785 277.

www.gloriacameron.co.uk

Monday 24 October. 2.30pm. A Historical Adventure of Mary Seacole’s Life.

Freshwater Theatre performance. For aged 7 and above.

Brixton Library. Brixton Oval, London, SW2 1JQ.

Tuesday 25 October 6.30pm. A historical timeline of black authors

The Seasons Reading Group considers the historical timeline of black authors from the turn of the last century to the present day,

Battersea Library, Lavender Hill, London, SW11.

Free – bookings essential 020 7223 2334.

Wednesday 26 October. 2.30pm. The Quest for the Windrush

History drama workshop.

Clapham Library, 91 Clapham High St, London, SW4 7DB.

Thursday  27 October. 2.30pm. The Quest for the Windrush

History drama workshop.

Streatham Library, 63 Streatham High Rd, SW16 1PL.

6.30pm. Impact of slave ownership in modern Britain 

Dr. Keith McClelland will describe the Legacies of British Slave-Ownership project. 

Tooting Library, 75 Mitcham Rd, London, SW17 9PD.

Free – booking essential 020 8767 0543. 

7.30pm. Black Poppies

Talk by Stephen Bourne.  Honeywood Museum – see image at top.

Saturday 29 October 2.45pm. They Gave the Crowd Plenty Fun

Colin Babb will talk about the importance of West Indies cricket to the Caribbean diaspora in Britain.

Battersea Library, Lavender Hill, London, SW11.

Free – bookings essential 020 7223 2334.

Friday 4 November. 7pm. Land of My Fathers

Vamba Sherif will discuss his novel about the history of Liberia.

Brixton Library, Brixton Oval, London, SW2 1JQ.

Friday 11 November. 7.30pm. Every Cook Can Govern

Film Screening of documentary about C. L. R. James.

Brixton Library, Brixton Oval, London, SW2 1JQ.

 

 

 

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's 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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