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Using memory scholarship, Professor Olivette Otele will examine how the history and memory of enslavement shaped questions of identity and citizenship in Europe. In Africa, debates about the origins of exclusion in stratified post-slavery societies have been challenging the mechanisms of marginalisation of people of slave descent. In those contexts, the notion of collective memory is a…

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Black Tudors: Three Untold Stories Dr Kaufmann tells the intriguing tales of three Africans living in Tudor England – Jacques Francis, a diver employed by Henry VIII to recover guns from the wreck of the Mary Rose; Mary Fillis, a Moroccan woman baptized in Elizabethan London; and Edward Swarthye, a porter who whipped a fellow…

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Oct 1

Professor ‘Lez’ Henry will consider the start of so-called scientific classifications of humanity into discrete groups. The History of scientific racism will explore how variations in the constitution and behaviour of individuals are perceived as the expression of racialised difference. This means we will investigate how historically ‘race’ as type or typology, became synonymous with…

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EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE NOW! The Biggest Black History Month Comedy Show in London is back!! Friday 25th October 2019 More than just a Comedy Show, this a night of belly laughter and entertainment. Add the date to your diary, and don’t miss this fabulous night out, as tickets sell out fast! This is…

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Join the Lynch International School of Dance every Sunday for salsa lessons.  We also teach each other forms of ballroom and Latin dance like kizomba, foxtrot, cha-cha-cha and rumba! It’s a great way to kep fit, make new friends and have fun. No partner required. t

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Come and celebrate New Year Day at our fantastic Party and start 2020 in style here at the prestigeous Bojangles Nightspot.  With a selection of the best DJ’s in town as well as top hosts on the night! Tickets are on sale now!!!

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Bring in 2020 at Bojangles and have an amazing start to the New Year!!!  We have a packed night for you full of great music, dancing and entertainment for you and your friends.  With a host of top DJ’s all in the luxury surrounds, why go anywhere else? Tickets on sale now!

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It gives me great pleasure to announce our new premium rebranded cosmetics with the favorite Matt Finish Foundation still part of this wonderful collection.  As the first Black owned independent brand in the UK, there has been many changes in the UK, however I am excited at this new exclusive lifestyle brand.  Not just Cosmetics,…

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Anyone who knows me well enough, knows that my idea of comfort heaven would be throwing on my PJs, cuddling my hot water bottle, cup of tea or glass of red wine on my side table and then crawling into bed to either read a book or watch a film. That to me is pure…

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A Meeting for NEU Black Educators to share their experiences, concerns and to get to know each other. If you work in an East London school come and join us . This is your meeting, you set the agenda. Come and hear what the new NEU is doing to support Black Educators. For ticket: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/east-london-black-educators-tickets-54445134864?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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Join us for breakfast and conversation The Trusted Black Girl Breakfast Club provides a space to discuss issues related to intersectional feminism in the workplace and beyond. This month’s event heralds the start of International Women’s Month 2019 and provides a space for attendees to discuss what “sisterhood” means to them and to share their…

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Jan 19

Innovation which is at the centre of all that we do at Hair Care Revolution…   28th February 2019 We believe some of the answers to our hair & beauty issues can be solved using today’s ever-advancing technology… The opportunities for new & exciting breakthroughs are not yet even being discussed let alone developed for the…

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A three-hour cruise along the Thames from Temple to Vauxhall to the Thames Barrier and back highlighting the hidden African/Caribbean history on display, which in some areas goes back 3500 years. Your private double-decker boat will start from the Temple Pier near Temple tube station on the Embankment. Your six-mile round trip includes unobstructed and…