Every day in December. 10am-10pm. Journey to Justice exhibition
Rich Mix, Bethnal Green – near Shoreditch and Brick Lane.
This PDF contains photos of the setting up of the exhibition from Martin Spafford, a member of JtJ:
To 28 January. Exhibition in a Box
Autograph ABP’s pop up photography archive of rare portraits of black and Asian lives in Victorian Britain.
Tues, Weds, Fri: 9.30am – 5.30pm; Thur: 9.30am – 8pm; Sat: 10am – 5pm
Hackney Museum, Ground Floor, Technology and Learning Centre, 1 Reading Lane, E8 1GQ
Tuesday 6 December. From 7pm. The North East Labour History Society Christmas Social
The Bridge Hotel, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Bar, Quiz, Bring and Buy Book Stall, Raffle and Entertainment from Bethany Elen Coyle
Bring along family and friends and your unwanted novels/ history/politics books.
Raphael Samuel Memorial Lecture 2016
Wednesday 7 December. 7pm. Private and Public: Writing a Memoir about Raphael and Myself
Talk by Alison Light, Raph’s widow and Hon. Prof. English, University College London.
Free but please reserve your place https://rsmemoriallecture2016.eventbrite.co.uk
Arts 2. Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS
To locate the venue, please click on this campus map: www.qmul.ac.uk/docs/about/26065.pdf
Thursday 8 December. 1pm. The Black British Supplementary Schools
Lunchtime talk by Emma Harrison, BCA Assistant Archivist.
Black Cultural Archives, Windrush Square, Brixton.
To book in advance go to
Thursday 8 December. 6pm. Battle for the Ballot
Matt Hill (Quiet Loner) will be performing, songs about radicals and reformers, suffragists and suffragettes, strikes and struggles.
Booking required at http://quietloner.eventbrite.co.uk, suggested donation £5.
People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER
Thursday 8 December. 6pm. ‘London’s Waterscapes: Land Drainage Water Supply in the Eighteenth Century’
Talk by Carry van Lieshout (Cambridge)
University of Greenwich, Room 075 (Edinburgh Room), Queen Anne Court, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London, SE10 9LS
The growth of London’s built-up area as a result of rapid expansion during the eighteenth century had a profound impact on the city’s management of water. New areas had to be drained to prevent water flooding homes; at the same time these houses required a water supply for household uses as well as for fire-fighting purposes. This talk evaluates the changes in London’s visual and cultural waterscape as a result of the city’s expansion further away from the Thames, and the extent to which these are still visible today.
All are welcome. Refreshments will be available. Just turn up or book here https://londonwaterscapes.eventbrite.co.uk
Friday 9 December. 6pm. Haiti benefit: How The Mangrove 9 Won
Speakers: Althea Jones Lecointe, Ian Macdonald QC & Linton Kwesi Johnson
Buy tickets on the door: £5 low waged; £10+ high waged. More if you can. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Trinity United Reform Church, Buck St, London NW1 8NJ
Saturday 10 December. 11.30am. Human Rights Day
Rich Mix. Bethnal Green.
Music & Dance: Naga MC, Grand Union Choir, Lemzi, Sing Tower Hamlets, Romford Rebels, Kemi. Poetry: Girlz United, JtoJ Live; Speakers: Rushanara Ali MP, Dame Helena Kennedy, Roger McKenzie, Dan Jones, Roisin Gewirtz-O’Reilly. Guest of Honour: Jean Stallings, veteran US anti-poverty and civil rights activist. Compere: Tower Hamlets author and guide Dave Rosenberg.
FREE but book tickets in advance from
Remembering Conrad Russell
Battersea historian Penny Corfield remembers Conrad Russell, Historian of Stuart Britain
See the index to Penny’s blogs at
West London Britain at Work November/ December Newsletter
It contains articles on
- social history perspectives. Is it time for a fresh movement?
- understanding Labourism by Colin Waugh
- a new film on C. L. R James made by hundreds of volunteers
- 26th November 40 years since Grunwick strike conference at Willesden
Download here: britain-at-work-london-newsletter-23
Main BaW project website: http://www.unionhistory.info/britainatwork
- In Edinburgh
- Louis Farrakhan on Robeson
- Proud Valley on show in Wales
- Steve McQueen on Robeson