Black History And Lives News At 25 October

Events Tonight Sunday 25 October

11am-Noon

Chineke! orchestra founder Chi-chi Nwanoku on Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

https://digiguide.tv/programme-details/Sky+Arts/25+October+2020/11:00/Chi%2Dchi+Nwanoku+on+Samuel+Coleridge%2DTaylor/Music

12.15pm. The Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Story

Croydon BME Forum shows Jason Young’s film.

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-samuel-coleridge-taylor-story-tickets-124284441109

I published Jason’s Mother Seacole short story in 2005.

9pm.  Enslaved with Samuel Jackson

Final episode. BBC2. Then watch on BBC Catchup

9pm.ChiChi on Black Classics

Classic FM.

Events from Tuesday 27 October

Tuesday 27 October.3.30-5pm. Launch of the Beniba Centre for Slavery Studies

www.eventbrite.com/e/launch-of-the-beniba-centre-for-slavery-studies-tickets-124102244153

Tuesday 27 October. 10.15pm. Hair Power: Me and My Afro

Channel 4

Wednesday 28 October. 1.30pm & 2.30pm. On Board with Robeson


Tayo Aluko outdoors at the Merseyside Maritime Museum.

Wednesday 28 October.9pm. Damiola: The Boy Next Door.

Channel 4

Thursday 29  October. 3.30-5pm.  Since 1804: Haiti and the Movement of Caribbean Freedom

 Prof Matthew J. Smith (UCL) delivers the annual James McCune Smith Memorial Lecture, hosted by the Beniba Centre for Slavery Studies.

www.eventbrite.com/e/since-1804-haiti-and-the-movement-of-caribbean-freedom-tickets-118437350303

Thursday 29 October. 6-7.30pm. The Music, Life and Legacy of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor 

Zoom talk

www.abdn.ac.uk/events/16017

Friday 30 October. 4-6pm. Do Black Lives Matter in British History?

Talk by David Olusoga for Aston University

www.aston.ac.uk/events/do-black-lives-matter-british-history

Friday 30 October.8.45pm. Sammy Davis Jr.

PBS America

Monday 2 November – Coleridge-Taylor Film

Release by Royal College of Music of a specially commissioned short film.

www.voice-online.co.uk/entertainment/arts-culture/2020/10/07/do-you-know-the-works-of-composer-and-conductor-samuel-coleridge-taylor

Tuesday 10 November. 7pm. The Space Between Black and White

Tooting based Esuantsiwa Jane Goldsmith discusses her memoir The Space Between Black and White : ‘A story of self-discovery for a mixed-race woman finding her place in the world with Streatham Library reading group.

www.eventbrite.com/e/the-space-between-black-and-white-with-esuantsiwa-jane-goldsmith-tickets-125315840051

Black Lives

David Opoke

Nigerian Pharmacologist. Stud at Bradford University and UCL. (Other Lives Obituary. Guardian Journal. 24 October)

Gary Lee

Executive Chef at the Ivy is interviewed in the October issue of Waitrose Food Magazine.

Black Lives Matter in German History

Recording of IHR Seminar 14 October 2020, accessible at

www.history.ac.uk/seminars/modern-german-history

Black History Month

 South London and Proud

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um0uFGNZnEE&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3xPUAK65KGSZX0c5jYo7pn4cexfyzS5VEexZPKfVesjbf4vuxzYvsevPw

 Black Britons who paved the way

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SsprpsHSdU

Peter Rowlands. Black History Month needs a wider focus. Letter commenting on Benjamin Zephaniah (13 October). (Guardian. 19 October)

 Merton’s Black History

 Tower Hamlets

 www.trappedinzoneone.com/projects/black-history-month

 Purple Moon Drama: What Does Black History Month Mean To You?

 www.youtube.com/watch?v=faBAk44HFeo&feature=youtu.be&utm_campaign=Culture%20newsletter%2023%20October%202020&utm_source=emailCampaign&utm_content=&utm_medium=email

 Bristol’s Black History

Website created by young people at Project Zazi, part of OTR Bristol – a mental health social movement by and for young people aged 11 to 25.

www.blackbristol.com

Staying Power. Photographs of Black British Experience

 V&A with Black Cultural archives exhibition

www.vam.ac.uk/articles/staying-power-photographs-of-black-british-experience

Reading Museum & Paul Robeson

Working in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, it announced its latest high-profile display, featuring a portrait of Paul Robeson  in UK in 1958.

www.itv.com/news/meridian/2020-10-21/acclaimed-portrait-of-black-civil-rights-pioneer-coming-to-reading-this-october

George Bridgetower died in Peckham

www.southwarknews.co.uk/history/black-history-month-forgotten-black-composers-and-their-south-london-links

 The History Of Black Theatre In Britain

https://mancunion.com/2020/10/16/the-history-of-black-theatre-in-britain

 Trade Union View

www.union-news.co.uk/why-black-british-labour-movement-heroes-must-be-remembered

70 Objeks & Tings

Fifth and final book of Windrush Day Project is about Caribbean culture

The series is now available to read for free online.

http://museumand.org/objeksandtings/index.html

English Heritage Podcasts

VOICE Voices of England: How slavery shaped the History and Memory of Slavery discussion with Olivette Otele (Professor, Bristol) SHAPED THE NATION

Black Plaques discussion with curatorial director Anna Eavis and historian Steve Martin (Episode 80)

Dido Elizabeth Bell (Episode 78)

South Sea Bubble (Episode 71)

View at: https://soundcloud.com/englishheritage

 The Culture Wars

 The real black history? The government wants to ban it. Priyamvada Gopal. (Guardian. 20 October) 

Chineke! Orchestra new work inspired by Patrick Hutchinson, who was hailed a hero after carrying a man to safety during clashes between anti-racism protesters and counter-protesters in London in June. See story and video at 

www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/entertainment-arts-54606276 

Dan Hicks writes on Museums are being drawn into a fake culture war. Guardian.16 October)

 White Riot – Rock Against Racism. Rubiha Shah (Guardian. 16 October) 

Patriotism is the last refuge if a scandalous Government. Nesrine Malik. (Guardian. 19 October) 

Racism and Class Prejudice at Durham University. (Guardian. 20 October. Letters in editions of 21 and 22 October.) 

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

A Conservative view:

www.conservativewoman.co.uk/ousted-by-nonentities-the-truly-great-black-britons

Memoirs of a Londoner: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

 News From The United States 

Debate

 Alvin Hall on the importance of voting in the USA. (Waitrose Weekend. 15 October) 

Conrad West on the USA. (Guardian 2. 19 October)

Samuel Jackson on racism, roots and Trump (Guardian 2. 20 October) 

Oscar Micheaux. Pioneering Black Filmmaker

Inc. Body and Soul (1924) with Paul Robeson in his film debut;  

https://variety.com/2020/film/features/tyler-perry-role-model-oscar-micheaux-1234813511

Malcolm X

www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/10/23/malcolm-x-warned-us-about-pitfalls-black-celebrities-leaders

The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Michael X

New book by Les and Tamar Payne. Reviewed by Kehinde Andrews. Guardian Review. 24 October 

Tayo Aluko’s Activities

On Thursday 22 October Tayo  participated  in The Forum, BBC World Service programme, discussing the life of Paul Robeson, at 7pm gave a Zoom talk on Robeson for Counterfire Liverpool,and at 8pm, narrated  Th’forst munth is th’wurst iv awl, by Ben Lunn, for sound Scotland’s live streamed sound festival – recording available here  until 9 November.

Monday 26 November. Call Mr. Robeson @ Greenwich Theatre, London


Tuesday 27 November. Just An Ordinary Lawyer @ Greenwich Theatre, London

Thursday 29 November. 2pm. Three Sisters: The End of the Project. Zoom Play reading. Details to follow.

Tayo’s poem “Greatness” In a Time of Covidis at

www.tayoalukoandfriends.com/mapping-greatness

Reading

The Price of Life (Africa Now and Then – Slavery

Toby Green. History Today. November

Rejecting the New Normal (Rhodesia’s independence)

Brooks Marmon. History Today. November

Home ground: the garden as a site of colonial critique – Gardening  and Sol Plaatje

www.architectural-review.com/essays/home-ground-the-garden-as-a-site-of-colonial-critique

www.academia.edu/40562701/Wim_Klooster_Inter_Imperial_Smuggling_in_the_Americas_1600_1800  

www.academia.edu/43766831/_On_the_Eve_of_the_Haitian_Revolution_Slave_runaways_in_Saint_Domingue_in_the_year_1790

www.academia.edu/2142788/The_Names_of_Slavery_and_Beyond_the_Atlantic_the_Americas_and_Cuba

www.academia.edu/3624966/Identity_in_the_Shadow_of_Slavery

www.academia.edu/843774/_All_would_be_equal_in_the_effort_Santo_Domingos_Italian_Revolution_Independence_and_Haiti_1809_1822_Journal_of_Early_American_History_1_2_2011_105_141

www.academia.edu/23332476/The_Archaeology_of_New_World_Slave_Societies_A_Comparative_Analysis_with_particular_reference_to_St_Eustatius_Netherlands_Antilles

www.academia.edu/2091547/Trans_imperial_History_in_the_Making_of_the_Slave_Trade_to_Venezuela_1526_1811

About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. 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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