December at the BCA

    Making Freedom Exhibition imageMaking Freedom: New exhibition 
    It’s a very busy month for Brixton’s Black Cultural Archives. Following on from a triumphant opening exhibition, Making Freedom will open on Tuesday 9 December for a limited time only, closing on the 20th December.

    Making Freedom is a touring exhibition curated by historian Arthur Torrington CBE and celebrates the 1838 emancipation of nearly a million Africans in the Caribbean. The exhibition will tell the story of how liberty was won and how African families were reunited for the first time after 200 years of enslavement. Making Freedom is free to attend and there will be an exhibition tour on Tuesday 9 December at 1pm, for £5 (conc.£3).

    Benin Nights_Full Line UpCafe Club Late – Benin Nights
    The team at the BCA are also hosting the second Cafe Club Late this week, on Thursday 11 December from 7-10pm. Led by award-winning poet and performer, Inua Ellams the evening will celebrate 100 years of Nigeria with live music, poetry and spoken word performances, lively talks and a creative writing workshop. The evening will feature music from DJs and bands, transporting guests back to the warmth of Nigeria.

    Raleigh Hall and Brixton Walking Tour: Winter Special 
    On Saturday 13 December at 2pm local historian Steve Martin will be giving a walking tour of Brixton’s heritage, including the BCA building and ending with a glass of mulled wine back at the BCA cafe. The tour, with wine included, costs £8 (conc. £6)

    Later on this month, new book The History of African and Caribbean Communities in Britain by Dr Hakim Adi will launch at the BCA. Click here to find out more about this and all of the events at the BCA.