Nightclubbing with Radicals in Soho (1915-1965)

Nightclubbing with Radicals in Soho (1915-1965) takes place on Saturday 8 July and Saturday 19 August, 2.00pm-4.00pm. This walking tour will trace the web of narrow streets in the central London neighbourhood of Soho. Once known as London’s ‘negro quarter’, we will explore the nightclubs, bars and restaurants of Soho. Tracing the stories of the Caribbean […]

“Wot do you call it, Garage?” How UK Garage Gave Voice to a New Generation of MCs

“Wot do you call it, Garage?”  How UK Garage Gave Voice to a New Generation of MCs takes place on  Friday 28 July, 6.30pm-10.00pm. From South London to South Africa, we relive the memories of the UK garage scene dominating the 1990s and the stronghold lifestyle brands like Sun City had on a generation of […]

How House Became Garage

How House Became Garage: Part II takes place on Friday 15 September, 7.00pm -10.00pm  Back by popular demand, Kiss FM DJ Pioneer and Supa D head back to Brixton to play a legendary three-hour set back to back. Drawing from their personal vinyl collection listen to classic tunes that laid the foundations of UK Garage. Go […]

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 […]

Instrumental Sounds of Jazz: A Tribute to Carl Kirton

A Tribute to Carl Kirton Friday 19 May, 6.30pm-9.00pm   Enjoy a night of interactive talks and performances that celebrate the contribution jazz has made to the evolution of Black British music. Jazz is renowned for its great level of musicianship and its influence can be found in blends of calypso, funk, and soul. Yet, […]

Jazz Workshops

A series of jazz workshops for all ages led by Gary Crosby OBE and Tomorrow’s Warriors.  Jazzy Beatz Tuesday 30 May – Friday 2 June, 2.00pm-5.00pm Are you a young aspiring vocalist, rapper, beatboxer, producer, or instrumentalist? Would you like to celebrate the heritage of Black music in the UK, whilst collaborating with some of the […]

COURSE: The Amazing James Baldwin

The Amazing James Baldwin Wednesdays, 19, 26 April and 3, 10, 17 May, 6.30pm-8.30pm (sold out) Tuesdays 23, 30 May and 6, 13, 20 June, 6.30pm-8.30pm An exciting, interactive multi-media course to mark the release of the Oscar-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro by Raoul Peck. This five-week course is an introduction to James […]

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Community Archive Heritage Workshops

  Digital Preservation Saturday 11 March, 10.30am-12.00pm Are you not sure how to look after digitally created images and videos? Are you unclear how to digitally preserve material?  If you answered yes to either of these questions then this is the workshop for you.  Come along and learn from our Collections staff about what you […]

Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike of 1968: A Strategy of Nonviolent Resistance

Thursday 9 March, 1.00pm-2.00pm Join us for a lunchtime talk on the Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike of 1968.  In 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, the Labor Movement and the Civil Rights Movement came together in a monumental struggle for human and public employee rights.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. championed the cause of these 1300 sanitation workers […]