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Exhibitions @ Black Cultural Archives

Thursday 29 January 1pm

The Brixton Black Women’s Group was an important part of the Black Women’s movement in Britain during the 1970s and 1980s.

The Political and the Personal on the Frontline
Events & Activities @ Hackney Empire

30th January 15

Hosted by Kat B (MTV Base), Alter Ego features performances by Sneakbo, Timbo and Mandem on the Wall alongside the best young talent Hackney has to offer;

Alter Ego
Theatre @ Royal Court Theatre

7th Jan 15 - 31st Jan 15

Between 1989 and 2003 the Civil War in Liberia saw over 200,000 people killed, a million others displaced into refugee camps, and over 15,000 children recruited into ‘Small Boys Units’.


Liberian Girl
Exhibitions @ Black Cultural Archives

Thursday 5 February, 7pm – 11pm

One Love is a signifier of universal love expressed by all people for all people. Impress the ones you love and play with alternative expressions of love.

One Love in the Archives
Exhibitions @ Black Cultural Archives

Thursday 12 February 1pm

The Mangrove 9 showed that it was possible to take on the authorities in the name of racial justice and win.

Mangrove 9
Exhibitions @ Black Cultural Archives

Thursday 12 February, 7pm – 11pm

An evening of conversation, memories and dance, marking the beginning of a long term project in collaboration with THEME art house.

Fly Girls, B Girls and Home Girls  The First Wave of Female UK Hip Hop
Exhibitions @ Black Cultural Archives

Tuesday 17 February, 10.30am

During the course of daily life everyone creates their own individual archives which can include records such as letters, photographs, and diaries.

Community Archive Workshops
Music @ HMV Hammersmith Apollo

20th February 15 - 21st February 15

The legendary artist D'Angelo is proud to announce The Second Coming Tour. Combining 17 performances across Europe,

D Angelo
Exhibitions @ Black Cultural Archives

Saturday 28 February, 12.00pm – 6.00pm

Founder of the West Indian Gazette and regarded as the ‘Mother of the Notting Hill Carnival’, this study day is a chance to look back at the prolific life of Claudia Jones, social justice activist, community organiser, and political campaigner.

Claudia Jones 100th Anniversary of Her Birth
Exhibitions @ Black Cultural Archives

Saturday 28 February, 12.00pm – 6.00pm

Founder of the West Indian Gazette and regarded as the ‘Mother of the Notting Hill Carnival’, this study day is a chance to look back at the prolific life of Claudia Jones, social justice activist, community organiser, and political campaigner.

Claudia Jones 100th Anniversary of Her Birth
Exhibitions @ Black Cultural Archives

Thursday 12 March, 1pm

Anita McKenzie, founder of the first Black Picture Library in Europe, The Mckenzie Heritage

McKenzie Photo Heritage  Every Picture You Need to Tell Your Story
Theatre @ Theatre Royal Stratford East

19th February 15 - 14th March 15

When Creon refuses to bury the body of Antigone’s unruly brother, her anger quickly turns to defiance. Creon, in an attempt to retain control, condemns her to a torturous death - she’s to be buried alive.

Antigone
Events & Activities @ Black Cultural Archives

Saturday 14 March, 12.00pm – 3.30pm

This one-day conference respectively attempts to trace Black feminist journeys and legacies into the present. Centred on cross-generational dialogue, this interactive programme encourages reflection, celebration and a return to an activist-centred movement.

Black British Feminism: Past, Present and Futures
Exhibitions @ Black Cultural Archives

Thursday 26 March, 1pm

Staying Power photographer Charlie Phillips discusses his passion for the blue spot radiogram and his involvement in the Staying Power project.

 Blue Spot Radiogram
Exhibitions @ Black Cultural Archives

Thursday 26 March, 7pm – 11pm

Hear writer, playwright, fine artist, and curator Dr Michael McMillan as he brings his personal interpretation to the photographs of iconic and prominent British photographers, including Armet Francis, Ingrid Pollard, Normski, Jennie Baptiste, Neil Kenlock, Syd Shelton, and Gavin Watson.

Representation   AFIWE Narratives 1950-2000
Theatre @ Stratford Circus

Thursday 27th to Saturday 28th Mar 2015

Desire. Disloyalty. Murder.


An explosive brew of treachery, ambition and passion is unveiled in Tara Arts’ urban Shakespeare, set in a modern Asian family.

Macbeth
Children @ National Theatre

3rd December 14 - 8th April 15

by Robert Louis Stevenson adapted by Bryony Lavery

Treasure Island
Comedy @ HMV Hammersmith Apollo

June 26th 15 - June 27th 15

Reginald D Hunter returns to the UK in 2015 with a brand new 45 date tour following a hugely successful year filming and performing around the world.

Reginald D Hunter
Exhibitions @ Black Cultural Archives

15th January 15 - 30th June 15

Photographs of Black British Experience, 1950s – 1990s

Staying Power
  • Antigone
  • Liberian Girl
  • alter ego1
  • BCA Staying power