The legacy of Notting Hill Carnival: #BCATwitterHour

    On Monday 21 August, we will reflect on the legacy of Notting Hill Carnvial and its origins of community spirit, celebration and tradition. Join us on Twitter @bcaheritage for a special #CarnivalLegacy Twitter Hour between 7pm and 8pm. Notting Hill Carnival is an expression of art and culture in Britain. Its legacy is sustained by black people, […]

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Feast in the Archive: 30th Anniversary of Black History Month

Feast in the Archive: 30th Anniversary of Black History Month Sunday 29 October, 2.00pm – 5.00pm Book online 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of Black History Month. To commemorate the legacy and commitment to the teaching of Black history, Friends of Black Cultural Archives will host the second annual Feast in the Archives. Join us […]

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Understanding Our Family Ties: How Families Are Made? How Families Are Broken?

Understanding Our Family Ties: How Families Are Made? How Families Are Broken? Thursday 7 December, 6.30pm-9.00pm £5 Book online What would life be like if Aunty didn’t tell you the family gossip? Or, if Grandma never passed on the secret ingredient to the family dish? Imagine if we didn’t have legends and folktales or traditions […]

The Sacred Tradition of Storytelling

The Sacred Tradition of Storytelling Saturday 16 December, 11.00am-1.00pm £5 for parents, children go free For as long as there have been stories to tell, there have been Griot’s. These West African storytellers, poets and sometimes musicians have long been our historians and culture keepers ensuring that our stories are kept alive. Griot Alim Kamara […]

A Forgotten Heritage: Blackamoores in Tudor England

A Forgotten Heritage: Blackamoores in Tudor England Wednesdays, 1 November – 7 December, 7.00pm-9.00pm £50, 5-week course Book online The course will explore the period of Tudor England, the African contribution and influence at the time. Unpicking vital evidence of the period students will be exposed to the breadth of historical evidence and rich legacy […]

Black British Activism – The History and the Legacies

Black British Activism – The History and the Legacies Wednesday 4 October – Tuesday 7 November, 7.00pm-9.00pm. (The final week will take place on Tuesday 7 November) £50, 5-week course Book online 2017 marks 30 years since the introduction of Black History Month to the UK, but what do we really know about the historical […]

Family Ties – The Adamah Papers: Finding My Family Ties

Family Ties – The Adamah Papers: Finding My Family Ties Friday 17 November, 6.30pm-8.30pm £5, £7 Book online As the Family Ties exhibition opens to the public, curator Natalie Fiawoo gives us some insight into her journey to curating the new exhibition. Come and learn what life was like during 1885 to the1950s in Ghana […]

Tracing Your African Caribbean Roots Workshop with Adrian Stone

Tracing Your African Caribbean Roots Workshop with Adrian Stone Saturday 25 November 2.00pm-5.00pm £10 Book online This unique workshop led by Adrian Stone will offer you the opportunity to search your own family tree, learn about the tools you can access and gain first-hand tips from the expert. Adrian is an experienced genealogist who has […]

UK Afrobeats: The Pioneers, the Movement and their Legacy

UK Afrobeats: The Pioneers, the Movement and their Legacy Saturday 14 October, 6.30pm-9.30pm £7, £5 concessions Book online Afrobeat music is not a new sound. Its stylistic features can be found in percussion developed from talking drum, chanted song and the call-and response techniques which have emerged from old cultural traditions. Initially popularised and transported […]

BCA Loves Afrobeats with P Montana

BCA Loves Afrobeats with P Montana Saturday 28 October, 6.30pm-9.00pm £7, £5 concession Book online From Hi-Life to London vibez, Black Cultural Archives celebrates the journey and rise of UK afrobeats at a moment in time when this genre is redefining the Black Sound we listen to today. To mark this special moment in history […]