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 […]

A Forgotten Heritage: Blackamoores in Tudor England

A Forgotten Heritage: Blackamoores in Tudor England Wednesdays, 1 November – 7 December, 7.00pm-9.00pm £50, 5-week course Book online The course will explore the period of Tudor England, the African contribution and influence at the time. Unpicking vital evidence of the period students will be exposed to the breadth of historical evidence and rich legacy […]

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 […]

Remembering Darcus Howe

On Saturday 1 April 2017, Black rights and leading anti-racist activist, Darcus Howe (1943-2017) passed away. Following the sad event, Black Cultural Archives invited the community to pay tribute to the formidable Darcus Howe and his lifelong commitment to fight social and racial injustice and inequality. Hundreds gathered together in BCA’s Courtyard and spilling out onto […]

Last chance to see Rastafari in Motion ends Saturday 10 September

Join us for the final week of Rastafari in Motion as we mark the close of the exhibition with Speakers Corner, Ethiopian New Year celebration and legacy workshops for the majestic and influential exhibition that spotlighted the contributions Rastafari in Britain. Rastafari in Motion Last chance to see, ends Saturday 10 September 2016 Co-curated in […]

Stephen Bourne talks about his inspirations and Black British history

Community historian and author Stephen Bourne talks about his personal journey and what inspired his interest in Black British history. Stephen is a long-standing supporter of (2005), Mother Country: Britain’s Black Community on the Home Front 1939-45 (The History Press, 2010) and The Motherland Calls: Britain’s Black Servicemen and Women 1939-45 (The History Press, 2012). […]