Brixton Revival: London Design Festival, 16-24 September 2017

  Brixton Revival is an exploration of the culture, design, craft and communities of Carnival. Journey along the Love Carnival Trail to a range of Brixton venues showcasing the essence of Carnival, and its amazing ability to bring communities together to build bridges across diverse cultures. Brixton Revival is part of Brixton Design Trail (16-24 September), which is part of London Design Festival […]

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The Brixton Midnight Run

The Brixton Midnight Run Commemorating 30 Years of Black History Month Saturday 7 October, 6pm – Midnight The Midnight Run is a walking, arts-filled, night-time cultural journey through urban spaces. It gathers strangers and local artists together to explore, play and create, whilst the city sleeps. The MNR aims to break down social barriers and […]

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 […]

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 […]

BCA ON AIR: Free Speech, Censorship, and Music – Is Trapping Dead?

BCA ON AIR: Free Speech, Censorship, and Music – Is Trapping Dead? Saturday 30 September, 6.30pm-9.00pm Free for under 25s, £5 over 25 Book online The spiritual and uplifting sounds of reggae gave birth to a bass culture of sounds that inspired an evolution of techniques to spread conscious music. Toasting over beats informed the […]

BCA ON AIR: The Business of Grime, Where Is The love?

BCA ON AIR: The Business of Grime, Where Is The love? Friday 22 September, 6.30pm-10.00pm £5 Book online From the margins to the mainstream, grime music has ascended from its underground roots to take centre stage in the UK music scene. In the last 10 years, online platforms such as SBTV, GRM daily, Link Up […]

BCA Commemorates: Andrew Oxolando Smith

BCA Commemorates: Andrew Oxolando Smith Saturday 16 September, 1.00pm-5.00pm Free, booking is essential Book online In 2015, Black Cultural Archives were donated a fascinating archive collection by the Smith family, after the sudden passing of Andrew Oxolando Efuntola Smith. The collection includes an impressive selection of visual and audio material of Black art performances and […]