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 […]

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 […]

Black Cultural Archives Announces the “Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship”

     Black Cultural Archives  is proud to announce the “Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship” – an Annual Scholarship for young Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME) future leaders to pursue their education in the UK. Following the recent launch of the “Black Cultural Archives in the City” Diversity Initiative in October 2015,  in partnership with our […]

NEW EXHIBITION | Re-imagine: Black Women in Britain

Our inaugural exhibition Re-imagine: Black Women in Listen to a tapestry of voices and re-imagine the historical accounts of an 18th century freedom fighter, social and political activists, talented musicians, writers and a woman serving in the Royal Navy. 24 July – 30 November 2014 FREE admission more information about our programme Check out our […]

Past Performance

Part 1 In April and May Black Cultural Archives worked in partnership with the Africa Centre on ‘Past Performance.’ The first event took place in April, where we explored the relationships between archives and museums, how they look after our heritage and more importantly, how you can get access to your cultural heritage. The evening […]

Engaging Learning

On 14th May the Black Cultural Archives held an engagement event where we invited teaching professionals to review the progress of our Learning Packs. Local school champions from primary, secondary and tertiary education in South London were present including representatives from Wyvil School and Lambeth College. BCA learning packs are designed to offer classroom solutions […]

Visit from University of Richmond Students

In January the interrogated. The group expressed their marked approval of the session as well as a desire for more information. We look forward to hosting Dr Ashe’s students again in 2014. If you would like information on making visit to BCA please contact us.

There’s something about Mary: Mary Seacole and the National Curriculum

S.I. Martin, Learning Manager at Black Cultural Archives, considers the implications of Mary Seacole and Olaudah Equiano’s potential removal from the National Curriculum. [caption id=”attachment_1650″ align=”aligncenter” her return from the Crimean war when thousands flocked to Royal Surrey Gardens to raise funds for her during a four day long pageant. Mary Seacole’s is a vitally […]

Caribbean Through a Lens

Caribbean through a lens’ is an exciting 18-month community collaboration project, co-produced by The National Archives in Richmond, about a set of incredible early photographs from the 1860s – images that span nearly 100 years of Caribbean colonial history. These have been taken from a broader photographic collection of Foreign and Commonwealth Office images. As […]

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