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Sunday 31st October 1.30pm-4.00pm

Training Room 3 (Next to Conference Room)

1st Floor, Imperial War Museum

Lambeth Road SE1

www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk

There was  a recent commemoration of the Battle of Britain which featured no black or asian pilots in the footage screened thus giving the false impression that African/Caribbeans had no part in the battle or World War 2, the opposite is true. This event is a  detailed and extensive look at the African, Caribbean and Asian war effort with video clips and interviews with black Spitfire & bomber pilots, Nigerian and Somali troops fighting in Burma, black and asian women secret agents, u-boats in the Caribbean and the importance of Africa and India’s raw materials.
 
Please be on time and bring pen and pad for notes. This session will be especially useful for teachers and those looking to make the  curriculum historically accurate 

 

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Sunday 31st October 1.30pm-4.00pm

Training Room 3 (Next to Conference Room)

1st Floor, Imperial War Museum

Lambeth Road SE1

www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk

There was  a recent commemoration of the Battle of Britain which featured no black or asian pilots in the footage screened thus giving the false impression that African/Caribbeans had no part in the battle or World War 2, the opposite is true. This event is a  detailed and extensive look at the African, Caribbean and Asian war effort with video clips and interviews with black Spitfire & bomber pilots, Nigerian and Somali troops fighting in Burma, black and asian women secret agents, u-boats in the Caribbean and the importance of Africa and India’s raw materials.
 
Please be on time and bring pen and pad for notes. This session will be especially useful for teachers and those looking to make the  curriculum historically accurate 

 

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Walks in  Elephant & Castle, St Pauls Bank Sunday 3rd October

Add yourself to our mail list for advance notice of  events http://www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk/contact-us.html

Next Walk in the St Pauls/Bank area : 3pm Sunday 3rd October

In 100 minutes your guide will take you through hundreds of years of the African presence, and contribution, to London’s way of life. Discover secret alleyways and enormous buildings all connected to Africa and the Caribbean in ways which the owners do not want you to know. Find out about black loyalists and African revolutionaries. Uncover the submerged links between racism, trade, religion, slavery and politics which are still evident in the very streets and buildings of the oldest part of London.

"Thank you very much for the grand tour of the oldest part of London. That was a tour of a lifetime and most enlightening.Yes, I realise more than ever before how  our ancestors and countries contributed to the wealth, growth and grandeur of the British Empire" Professor Norman Maphosa, Vice Chancellor, Solosi University, Bulawayo

£6.00 adults £3.00 children. Group bookings possible. Walks last approx 2 hours, mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with number of places required. You will then receive confirmation and joining instructions

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Next Walk in Trafalgar Square: to be announced

Millions of people walk through WC2 (Trafalgar/Leicester Square area) every day and have no idea of the centuries of African history under their feet. In 2 hours your guide will uncover the black presence and influence in the area. African Princes, Generals, Resistance Fighters, Civil Rights Leaders, Pilots, Nurses and Sailors all make an appearance. We  highlight the links between Africa, China, India and the Caribbean and explain how history was whitewashed and racism institutionalised. In 2007 there was a huge emphasis on the 200th anniversary of the British ‘abolition’ of the human trade in 1807, but  African freedom fighters in the Caribbean island of Haiti defeated the French, Spanish and British armies and had already declared their independence in 1804

'Just a few words from 'the Guild of Walkers' WE enjoyed ourselves immensely . What a tour! Having worked in the city for thirty years, walking in and around, passing  those landmarks, images, icons, churches, streets..this was one of the most beautiful walks I have ever had'. Glenda Trew, Guild of Walkers

£6.00 adults £3.00 children. Group bookings possible. Walks last approx 2 hours, mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with number of places required. You will then receive confirmation and joining instructions

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Next Walk in Nottting Hill : to be announced

 There is much more to Notting Hill than Carnival but even that history is often mis-represented. Find out about pioneering African/Caribbean people who literally fought for equality and laid the foundation for modern multi-cultural London.  Why does Portobello road have that name? Where in London is there evidence of 3500 years of African civilisation ? How is  Kelso Cochrane connected to Stephen Lawrence? We cover Baron Baker, Jamaican Freedom Fighters, White Defence League, Sus law, Sou-Sou / Partner System, Michael X, Peter Rachman, Claudia Jones, anti-black riots of 1958, Mau Mau, Shebeens and invisible black history.

 £6.00 adults £3.00 children. Group bookings possible. Walks last approx 2 hours. Mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with number of places required. You will then receive confirmation and joining instructions

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Above. Black German Soldier 1919 Southern Africa : The Fisk Jubilee Singers performed and sold out in Elephant & Castle in 1873 and played for the Queen

Next Walk in Elephant & Castle area : 12pm Sunday 3rd October

Special War to Windrush walks in Elephant and Castle can be arranged. This walk links the Imperial War Museum with the Cumin Museum. Both museums have excellent collections on the black presence in WW2 totally relevant to the national curriculum and adult education. The Cumin Museum also has ancient Egyptian items. This walk links the two venues and illustrates the black history of more than 200 years in the SE1 area. The war museum hosts a special exhibition on the African /Caribbean war effort until May 2010 www.iwm.org.uk

If you would like to attend contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

  

 

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Nigeria Day Naij at 11am to 1pm and The Figurine 2pm to 5pm

 Buy a ticket for Naij and see the Figurine for Free!

Saturday  30 October 2pm -5.00pm

BFI SouthBank

Belvedere Road SE1

Tube: Waterloo.

Tickets £5.00 0207 928 3232

www.bfi.org.uk     www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk
 

Naij by Jide

Naij played to hundreds of amazed people last year. Corruption, mismanagement, fraud, war are the stereotypical views of Nigeria and indeed Africa as a whole.This block-busting documentary explodes the mis-education and stereotypes and puts the country we now call Nigeria into context. If you've ever asked yourself "Why is Africa the way it is ?" the answers are here..
* How the British fixed  elections for their cronies
* Why "Nigeria" does not exist
* How Europeans encouraged civil war
* The Role and Rise of the Army
* Creating poverty as a means of controlling Africans 

The Figurine
 
Two friends find a mystical sculpture in an abandoned shrine in the forest, and one of them decides to take the artwork home. Unknown to them, the sculpture is from the Yoruba goddess, Araromire which bestows seven years of good luck on anyone who encounters it, but no one told them what would happen after the first seven years This beautifully shot film highlights Nigerian culture while telling a mysterious and thrilling tale with gorgeous cinematography. It premieries at the luxury 450 seat Southbank cinema. Get a ticket for Naij (£5.00) and you get free entry to the Figurine !
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday 27th October 4.30-8.30pm

Sponsored by Beethoven Centre

Venue: Beethoven Centre, Third Avenue, Queens Park, London W10 4JL. 0208 969 5881 

Tube:  Queens Park.

Admission Free, sponsored by Beethoven Centre www.a2dominion.co.uk/beethoven

www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk   

This is a reduced 2 hour version of the original 3.5 hour event, just for the  Beethoven centre. This presentation will be doubled with the amazing documentary by Louis Buckley Nubian Spirit

African Superheroes: Many  artists are making up for the severe lack of positive images of black people in animated films and comics. This animation festival for 6-60 year olds, will feature a variety of African-themed cartoons which tell tales of; Magical Nigerian women warriors, Anansi the West African Folk Hero, The story of Ogun

Nubian Spirit is a beautifully shot documentary which unravels the fascinating of legacy of Ancient Sudan. It shines light onto the Ancient African culture, history and spiritual mythology of the people from the Nile Valley. The film digs deep into Ancient Africa's numerous contributions to modern civilization.  It  features dynamic interviews with leading scholars, Robin Walker, K.N Chimbiri, and Anthony Browder, to name just  a few. 

It has been well recorded that the first humans on the planet emerged from the beautiful continent of Africa. However most people today know little about how these African cultures have influenced modern society. The makers of this film understand the importance of sharing authentic African history in a balanced way and how under represented it is in the western world view. They have signifcantly  contributed to setting the balance straight by accurately representing the facts and the information that has been discovered.

To purchase Nubian Spirit, www.blackninefilms.com  

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