Sunday 18 July onwards. South Asian Heritage Month
Details of events around the country at:
There are five podcasts on the history on the Historical Association website:
Tuesday 20 – Thursday 22 July. 9 p.m. Uprising
Film over three nights
Thursday 22 July. 2pm. Shadow of the Mine
Huw Beynon discusses his new book “The Shadow of the Mine” written with Ray Hudson about the importance of the coal mining industry and the consequences of its closure. Written in an accessible style, filled with the voices of the people it tells the “long story” of the coal miners and raises questions about the future.
You can buy the book from Verso Books from
And on the day there will a code to reduce the price by 40%.
Join Zoom Meeting
Sunday 25 July. 2.30-4.30. Decolonising Parliament: Naoroji and Saklatvala, Britain’s “MPs for India”
2022 will be the 130th anniversary of pioneering Indian nationalist Dadabhai Naoroji’s election to the UK Parliament, from the London constituency of Central Finsbury. It will also be the centenary of the election of Shapurji Saklatvala, an important campaigner for Indian freedom, from Battersea North. Naoroji was elected as a Radical Liberal, Saklatvala first as a Labour and then as a Communist MP.
A South Asian Heritage Month event.
To join on Zoom: https://bit.ly/naorsak
Wednesday 28 July. 2-3pm. How Bangladesh Got To 50
South Asian Heritage Month at LSBU. Speaker Amit Dev, Editor of The British Bengalis sharing his thoughts on Bangladesh’s struggle for independence, how it got to 50, and what the future holds.
Thursday 12 August. Publication Date Rozina Visram’s History of the Asian Community in Britain
Her two books for adults are still in print: Asians in Britain: 400 Years of History; Ayahs, Lascars and Princes: The Story of Indians in Britain 1700-1947
Reading & Viewing
10 July. Lewis Hamilton interview – in the Weekend section
12 July. McQueen – New Cross Fire Story
13 July. Olusoga on the England Football Team
15 July. Ulrich Cross – African Royalty Joke
15 July. Windrush Statue Shortlist
BCA Digital Exhibitions
Enslavement & Black Atlantic
Junior Walker at Brixton’s Jam Club 1967
This includes YouTube video of part of his session.
Tayo Aluko’s Show Re—Robeson At Liverpool Theatre Festival
Racism And Football
Deportations Of Chinese Seafarers
and a daughter’s search for her deported father:
You Can’t Tell the Story of 1776 Without Talking About Race and Slavery
Robert G. Parkinson (Associate Professor of History at Binghamton University and the author of Thirteen Clocks: How Race United the Colonies and Made the Declaration of Independence.
The “Social Distance” between Africa and African-Americans
American popular culture inhibits a close relationship between African-Americans and the African continent.
Sanger Circus Collection
Our NHS: A Hidden History
David Olusoga’s programme on BBC Thursday 15 July can be watched at:
The Shrewsbury Pickets
The latest issue of Shelf Life, the newsletter of the Working Class Movement Library reports on its archive about the Shrewsbury pickets.
Labour History Review (Vol 86.No 2)
The journal of the Society for the Study of Labour History.
Robert Colls. This Sporting Life: Sport and Liberty in England, 1760-1960. Oxford University Press
Karuna Dietrich Wilenga. Weaving Histories: The Transformation of the Handloom Industry in South India, 1800-1960. Oxford University Press for the British Academy
Christopher Frank Workers. Unions and Payment in Kind: The Fight for Real Wages in Britain, 1820-1914. Abingdon: Routledge
Ruth Cohen. Margaret Llewelyn Davies: With Women for a New World. Merlin Press
Cyril Pearce. Communities of Resistance: Conscience and Dissent in Britain during the First World War. Francis Boutle Publishers
Maarcel van der Linden, Anna Sailer, and Ravi Ahuja (eds.).‘The Distress is Impossible to Convey’: British and German Trade Union Reports on Labour in India (1926-1928). De Gruyter Ouldenbourg
See also on the same website:
‘A little judgement and ordinary human kindness’: the Peterborough Celta Mill strike, 1928
Andrew Carnegie and the libraries of Wales – book review