Unveiling the first memorial for African and Caribbean soliders

The African and Caribbean War Memorial is the first of its kind in the United Kingdom, to specifically honour Commonwealth soldiers from Africa and the Caribbean who fought alongside British troops and their Allies in World War I and World War II.  The Memorial made up of two obelisks in Scottish Whin Stone erected on […]

The Ooni of Ife visit to Black Cultural Archives

The occasion of His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Oba Adéyeyè Enitan Ògúnwùsì’s visit to Black Cultural Archives (BCA) on Monday 20th March 2017 will be remembered as one of the most magnificent days in the life of the organisation. First sight of HIM approaching the building, accompanied by Yoruba Kings and dignitaries was breathtaking. Talking drum musicians […]

Vice-Chair Miranda Brawn steps up to become Patron of Black Cultural Archives

Black Cultural Archives’ Vice-Chair Miranda Brawn steps up to become a Patron of the UK’s Black heritage centre. Miranda Brawn is currently Vice-Chair on the Board of Black Cultural Archives and will continue to support the sustainability of the national organisation. Miranda will join the other Patrons of the Black Cultural Archives namely Dame Jocelyn […]

Mayor praises the work of the Black Cultural Archives

prostate as an opportunity to learn more about their neighbours and the heritage of our city’s diverse communities – we can only appreciate each other fully when we share and understand our stories and our history.” Picture on left (lr): London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Victoria Northbridge (BCA Collection Manager); Bust of BCA Co-Founder Len Garrison, […]

Proud winners the National Diversity Award for Community Organisation for Race, Faith and Religion 2016.

World War II. Most recently, this national institution worked in collaboration with the Rastafari community to boldly present Rastafari in Motion, the first full feature exhibition to tell the rarely told story of the presence of Emperor Haile Selassie I and the emergence of the Rastafari movement in Britain.   Miranda Brawn, Barrister and Vice […]

Notting Hill Carnival: The A-Z of Elimu Carnival Band 1980 – 2014

part in our Mini Mas Carnival Takeover – Family Arts Workshops in August.   Photographer: Joanna Krause Photography Model: Dorothy Wong Designer: Melissa Simon-Hartman

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Award winners of the Civic Trust Special Award for Community and Engagement.

We are proud to announce Black Cultural Archives and architects Pringle Richards Sharratt have been awarded the Civic Trust Special Award for Community Impact and Engagement. This special award recognises a scheme that has demonstrated how successful community engagement can help deliver the highest standards of design whilst meeting the needs of local people. We would like […]

New member appointed to our Board of Trustees

We are pleased to announce Miranda K. Brawn, Esq. has recently joined our Board of Trustees. Miranda is a Director at an investment bank in the City of London and her professional will be invaluable in supporting BCA’s mission and values towards the organisation’s progress and sustainability.” BCA Chair, Dawn Hill  

TedxBrixton: Why is the Black Cultural Archives important?

Black Cultural Archives’ Director, Paul Reid gave a moving account of his early education and the growing importance of the Black Cultural Archives at TedxBrixton. During my third year of secondary school, I learned more than I wanted to about the school’s policy with regard to behaviour. I’ll say no more for now, but forward […]

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Director’s Letter- May and June

It has been another busy few months at Black Cultural Archives in more ways than one! On the 25th April, Kimberly Keith, one of our trustees, and I had the fortune to catch-up with Lonnie Bunch, founding Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC),  whilst he was in the UK. It […]