A Charlie Phillips Take Over

A Charlie Phillips Take Over will take place on Saturday 17 June, 12.00pm-6.00pm. For one-day only, to celebrate the launch of the Charlie Phillips Roots Archive, Charlie Philips is the guest curator at Black Cultural Archives. Join Charlie Phillips and friends for a day of talks, films, and music. You are invited to bring along your […]

Jazz – The Bedrock of Black British Sound

Dancers at Club Eleven, Carnaby Street (1950) Black Cultural Archives’ current exhibition Black Sound tells the story of 100 years of Black British music. The exhibition marks the onset of modern Black music in Britain with the arrival of the Southern Syncopated Orchestra in 1919. The Southern Syncopated Orchestra came to London from America and made an […]

Occupy the Archives: Speaking For and Against Empire

Thursday 29 September, 7.00pm – 9.00pm Since the Docking of SS Windrush in 1948 the question of belonging and citizenship, became intricately woven into the debates around labour, nationality, and service to the Empire in post-war Britain. What were some of the ideas and attitudes which fuelled these patterns and processes of inclusion and exclusion, […]

May-June Update: Progress with the national Black heritage centre

The construction works are moving forward rapidly and in accordance with the programme. The walls of the new building starts to take shape. For a real time view of the the building taking shape, have a look at the time lapse camera onsite.

Past Performance: Archiving art and design

Thursday 28th May 2013. Time: 17:00-18:30 Place: Africa Centre Are you curious about the past? Have you ever wanted to know more about a treasured object or document that belongs to your cultural heritage? The Africa Centre and Black Cultural Archives would like to invite you to bring along an object or documents connected with […]