Past Performance: Archiving art and design

Thursday 28th May 2013. Time: 17:00-18:30 Place: Africa Centre Are you curious about the past? Have you ever wanted to know more about a treasured object or document that belongs to your cultural heritage? The Africa Centre and Black Cultural Archives would like to invite you to bring along an object or documents connected with […]

July 2013 – Spotlight and Culture Now

Spotlight Link Ethiopia Link Ethiopia, an organisation with offices in Kings Cross as well as three towns in Ethiopia. They have around 150 schools in the UK linked to Ethiopian schools. We send about 30 volunteers per year to teach English Communication Skills in Ethiopia. They find sponsors for the poorest children in each of […]

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Directors Letter: March-ing Forward

This has been another exciting and busy month, as we move closer to the opening of the national Black heritage centre. March started with an unexpected surprise when I received a call on Wednesday 6th March from Dawn Hill, BCA Chair who asked me to be at Windrush Square for 9am on Thursday morning for […]

A visit from: Black Feminists

As March is International Women’s Month, it seemed apt that we should host two evenings of wine, nibbles and archives (but for anyone interested, the wine and the nibbles were very far from the archives) with visits from the Black Feminists. The purpose of the evenings was to bring a new audience in to the […]

Black Heritage Centre – March update

After two months work to the main building, only the façades remain at the back and front, along with the turreted areas. Rapid progress is being made with the annex building, where the foundations are now in place. The annex (the exhibition and archive space) will be first up and then be subject to a […]

A Case for Reparations?

Within the archives at the Black Cultural Archives we have a small but significant collection related to the Africa Reparations Movement UK, and the fight for reparations to the descendants of enslaved Africans. The Africa Reparations Movement (ARM) focuses on the legal basis for the reparations movement, which rested on the fact that by the […]