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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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Les 16 de  Basse Pointe plus Q & A

Saturday  18 September 2pm -5.00pm

BFI SouthBank

Belvedere Road SE1

Tube: Waterloo.

Tickets £5.00 0207 928 3232

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

THE 16 OF BASSE-POINTE /
LES 16 DE BASSE-POINTE

On September 6, 1948 a Béké (White colon in Martinique) was killed at Basse-Pointe, Martinique. Accused of this murder, sixteen sugar cane cutters were arrested and send to prison in Bordeaux, France. Three years later, these men were put to trial by the French Judiciary System. Through interviews with those accused still living today, with some of their lawyers—many of whom were members of the French Communist Party— and with other members of Martinique society touched by these events, the film exposes the political and cultural realities on the island at the time and describes what turned out to be the first public indictment against French colonialism.  By Camille Mauduech, 109min, Martinique, Documentary in French and Creole with English subtitles

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FULL MOON AT VOLGA BEACH /
PLEINE LUNE À VOLGA PLAGE

Ambroise and Lise leave behind their little country house in the middle of the night and head for the city. Day-to-day life unfolds, never changing. However on the long boulevard leading to the Floralies market in Fort-de-France, some unexpected encounters indicate that the world is still turning. By Camille Mauduech, Martinique, 2004, 15mins, drama in French with English subtitlesome Back Africa

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Medical Apartheid: European Experiments on African Bodies

Friday 10th September 8.00pm-10.30pm

A Blak Friday session hosted by Dr Lez Henry www.nubeyond.com  

Unit 9 Eurolink Business Centre Effra Road, London SW2 1BZ

Tube: Brixton. Admission : £8.00

Bring pen and pad
. This is a small venue (40 seats) be on time to get one 


A review of the scientific experiments and research performed on black
people to refine various  drugs and medical treatments for use with white people
This presentation will draw on Harriet Washington's book of the same name, various
documentation from World Wars 1/2, Aboriginal history,  Vietnam, US Prisons and Porton Down.

It will cover:

*Radioactive People: North Africa and the Pacific
*Birth and Crowd Control: The South African Solution, Project Coast
*National Security Memorandum 200
*Vic Mackie and Congressional Inquiries
*The 'War on Drugs', Haiti and Jamaica

*The Mau Mau, Kenya and the Brixton Riots
 

for more info contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Above: Michael X, Yoko Ono and John Lennon

Who was Michael X ?   Black Power Activist and Political Icon? Liar, Pimp, Murderer?  

Presented by Vanessa Walters  

Saturday 18 Septemer 5.30pm to 7.15pm

Topolski Gallery 150-152 Hungerford Arches SE1 (5 mins from the BFI cinema) 

Tube: Waterloo 

Admission: £4.00. book in advance only from  0207 620 1308 www.topolskicentury.org.uk

www.BlackHistoryWalks.co.uk in association with Topoloski Century Art Gallery

 
A Trini 'bwoy' rolls off a boat into 1950s London. Ten years later he's the most famous black man in Britain, but who was Michael X? The 'authentic voice of black bitterness' [Observer 1965] or the ex Rachman henchman for whom politics was just another hustler?

Vanessa Walters  2009 play Michael X probed at the heart of politics in 1960's Britain and the 'true story' of Michael X. On the 18th September she will share her detailed knowledge of  this remarkable man and shed some light on why  the Government have banned the release of national archives on his life until 2030  

Her presentation  charts the life of the controversial black power activist Michael de Freitas/Michael X. He went from being a pimp and drug dealer in London's Ladbroke Grove, to disciple of Malcolm X following a chance meeting. As well as living a chequered and flamboyant life, Michael's death is also shrouded in controversy, after leaving London and fleeing to Trinidad, he was hung for murder. 

Vanessa Walters is an author and journalist, DJ, and Playwright. Her novels include Rude Girls and Best Things in Life. Her most recent publication is Smoke Othello, a creative collection inspired by the black history of West London. Vanessa presents her own show on Colourful Radio every friday morning. www.colourfulradio.co.uk

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Walks in  Elephant & Castle, St Pauls Bank Sunday 5th September

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 5th September

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 5th September

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.