History events & news at 13 April

Contents: Events inc. Cannizario Park, journey for Justice, Billy Strachan, 18thC now, radical adult education, Wandsworth Heritage Festival; IHR Seminars; News; Martin Hoyle’s latest book Ira Aldridge: Famous Speeches

Tuesday 16 April. 10.30am. Cannizaro Park: Wimbledon’s Cultural Gem

Talk by Sarah Gould (Merton Heritage Officer).

West Barnes Library, Station Road, New Malden. KT3 6JF

Bust of Emperor Haile Selassie is in the grounds.

Thursday 18 April. 5-8pm. Launch of lslington Journey to Justice exhibition

Resource for London, 356 Holloway Rd, London N7 6PA:

Please register your attendance via this link:


Thursday 25 April.  6.30pm.  Billy Strachan:  Above All Caribbean Man

Caribbean Labour Solidarity talk by Chris Strachan, Winston Pinder and David Horsley to launch the latter’s booklet.

Henry Twining Court, Crescent Lane,
SW4 9RP. 8 mins walk from Clapham Common tube station

Followed by refreshments and raffle to raise funds for C.L.S.
For further information contact David  07904955916 and ukdavid.d@gmail.com

Friday 26 April. 9am-6pm. Eighteenth Century Now: The Current State of British History

Conference of Britain in the Long 18th Seminar


Saturday 11 May. 2pm. 1919 – Everywhere a storm

Annual Frow Memorial lecture. Speaker Prof John Callaghan

Working Class Movement Library, Old Fire Station, Salford

Friday 24 to Sunday 26 May. 100 Years and Beyond:  Re-framing Radical Adult Education for the Contemporary World

Raymond Williams Foundation Conference at Wortley Hall nr Sheffield

Flier can be downloaded here:

100 years and Beyond final leaflet V2

Saturday 25 May – Sunday 9 June. Wandsworth Heritage Festival

Booklet of events downloadable here:

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To 31 May. Radiating Greatness. Stories of Black Leadership (Part 1)

Exhibition at Black Cultural Archives about Baroness Valarie Amos, Karen Blackett OBE, Dame Vivian Hunt, Dr. Sandie Okoro, and Samantha Tross

IHR Seminars

Senate House. Malet St/Russell Square

Friday 3 May. 5.30pm. Decolonizing Europe Series: Black European Studies

Kira Thurman (Michigan), Anne-Marie Angelo (Sussex)

Monday 13 May. 5:15pm. Roundtable on Toby Green’s A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution

Benedetti Rossi (Birmingham), Richard Drayton (KCL), Katharina Oke (KCL)

Tuesday 14 May. 5.15pm. Patriotic Labour 1918

David Howell , University of York

Tuesday 21 May. 6pm. The Labour MP George N. Barnes and the Creation of the International Labour Organisation

Rebecca Korbet, KCL

Tuesday 28 May. 5.15pm. Pioneering women: parliamentary female candidates and the influence of class, gender and party, 1918-1931

Lisa Berry-Waite, University of Exeter


Arike Oke – New Managing Director Black Cultural Archives


BCA has been awarded a Windrush Generation grant of £24,846 from the Government to digitise its archives.

Paul Robeson


 US/Canadian Peace Arch

Built in 1814 to commemorate ending 1912 War. Site of famous Paul Robeson concert when he was banned from travelling out of USA.


Stephen Bourne Picture Collection


Ira Aldridge

About seancreighton1947

I have lived in Norbury since July 2011. I blog on Croydon, Norbury and history events,news and issues. I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I have submitted views to Council Committees and gave evidence against the Whitgift Centre CPO and to the Local Plan Inquiry. I am a member of Norbury Village Residents Association and Chair of Norbury Community Land Trust, and represent both on the Love Norbury community organisations partnership Committee. I used to write for the former web/print Croydon Citizen. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics history database. 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, radical and suffrage movements, 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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