The Poets Corner Frank Ocean Tribute

Poetic Unity and Black Cultural Archives present The Poets Corner Frank Ocean Tribute An intimate night where Poetry meets the Soul Sensation Wednesday 29th November, 6.30pm-9.30pm Come down to hear your favourite Frank Ocean songs Thinking Bout You, Novacane, Seigfried, Pink + White, & Pyramids to name a few as we merge Frank Oceans Soul with Spoken Word! Line up: […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vinyl Rhythms Listening Party

On 8 June 2017, Black Cultural Archives held Vinyl Rhythms listening party hosted by Sugar Dread, local Brixtonite, Vibes FM radio presenter, and Director of Rastafari Movement UK, and Gaffa Blue DJ/selector for First Class Sound and Killer Watt Sound, and Dubvendor. Watch vinyl lovers share their memories and stories about music, from father-son trips to […]

Sir Lloyd Coxsone’s DJ Selector and MC Masterclass

Sir Lloyd Coxsone’s  DJ Selector and MC Masterclass takes place on Saturday 1 and 8 July, 2.00pm – 5.00pm. Interested in learning how to DJ? Join us for an exclusive workshop delivered by Sir Lloyd Coxsone renowned for his Outernational Sound System. You will learn how to mix, coordinate and select a variety of different sounds: from […]

History Matters! Young Historians Project

A Project Encouraging the Development of Young Historians of African and Caribbean Heritage wins National Lottery support. The Young Historians Project (YHP), has been awarded a National Lottery grant of £19,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Formed by young people working with the History Matters initiative, the project hopes to encourage the development of young […]

Tomorrow’s Warriors Summer Jam 

Saturday 3 June, 12pm-6pm Kicking off the show will be the TW Junior Band – a quintet ranging in age from 12-15 years – followed by the older TW Youth Ensemble (aged 16 -19 years) our newly reformed TW Female Collective, jazz strings ensemble TW String Ting, and The Residents – the professional development group, featuring well-known guests from the world of British jazz. There will also be an opportunity to […]

Black History Month Everyday of the Year

#BlackHistoryMonth365 Share your photos celebrating Black British History. As the UK’s first national heritage centre dedicated to Black British history and culture, Black History Month is celebrated all year-round. This year we have been out and about delivering talks and workshops, travelling with our Black British History timeline, and capturing your support! Check out our […]

BFI BLACK STAR and #BCAFilmFest Salon Conversations

BFI BLACK STAR and #BCAFilmFest present ICONIC BLACK WOMANHOOD: Josephine Baker and The Evolving Image of Black Women on Screen Thursday 3 November Following a screening of Zou-Zou, the first major motion picture to feature a Black woman – Josephine Baker, #BCAFilmFest will host a salon discussion exploring the evolution of the Black female star […]

Craft Nights: Festive Decorations – Make Your Own and Some for Us

Thursdays 26 November, 3, 10 & 17 December, 6.00pm – 8.00pm Start the festive countdown with AfroRetro and Black Cultural Archives at Mak-Orations! Join Ugandan Sisters, Anna and Lilly in a festive explosion of crafting, UpCyling and making – Uganglish style! Create a colourful array of festive decorations from 3 dimensional fabric stars to fabric […]

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