Tag: black cultural archives

Black Cultural Archives join new government Windrush group

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Brixton’s Black Cultural Archives (BCA) has accepted a government invitation to join a new Windrush cross-government working group. Home Secretary Priti Patel launched the group...

Fundraising campaign to raise Windrush anchor for monument

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Windrush activist Patrick Vernon OBE has launched a fundraising drive to further the campaign to raise the anchor of the Empire Windrush. It would...

Great Black Britons competition

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Brixton’s Black Cultural Archives are backing a national competition launched by the 100 Great Black Britons campaign and supported by Britain’s biggest teachers’ organisation,...

The Poets Corner continues during lockdown

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South London’s only weekly poetry event The Poets Corner, an evening of spoken word, is usually in the heart of Brixton every Wednesday. The...

Need to talk? The CommUnion goes online

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Poetic Unity, a Brixton based charity founded in 2015 by Ryan J. Matthews-Robinson, better known as Ragz-CV have been looking at how they can...

Charity launches “Quarantine Poems”

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Brixton based charity Poetic Unity have been working on services they can provide virtually during lockdown, one of these projects is Quarantine Poems. "In these...

Big demand for Windrush compensation scheme

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The strong response to a letter from Lambeth council urging residents to claim under the Windrush Compensation Scheme meant supplies of a special form...

Windrush scandal compensation meeting

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Brixton’s Black Cultural Archives (BCA) is organising a public meeting in Lambeth town hall for anyone affected by the Windrush Scandal on Saturday 18...

Labour leader hopeful launches campaign in Brixton

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Labour Party leadership hopeful Clive Lewis today (10 January) chose Brixton’s Black Cultural Archives for the launch of his campaign. Nominations for a place on...

Proposals for Cherry Groce memorial in Brixton released

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Details of a memorial to Cherry Groce in Brixton’s Windrush Square designed by the firm of leading international architect Sir David Adjaye OBE have...

Brixton’s Windrush Square hosts Remembrance Sunday

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Brixton again hosted a Remembrance Sunday event yesterday (10 November) at the African and Caribbean war and peace memorial in Windrush Square. It was followed...

Black British satire – a new frontier

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Gargie Ahmad talks to Nels Abbey about his debut novel Think Like a White Man, and using satire to highlight racism in Britain today A...

Black History Month in Brixton

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Lambeth Libraries in partnership with the Black Cultural Archives and local organisations host Black History Month with authors, films, music, dance, theatre and a...

Learn about the history of Brixton at the heritage festival

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  Lambeth Heritage Festival is a September month-long festival led by Lambeth Archives and the Lambeth Local History Forum. For history buffs there is plenty to...

Petition to locate new memorial in Windrush Square

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A Memorial to the Windrush Generation announced recently (22 June) by government to be sited at Waterloo is in the wrong place says Cllr...

Councillor launches petition to site Windrush memorial in Brixton

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A senior Lambeth council member has launched a petition opposing plans to site the official Windrush generation memorial at Waterloo. Councillor Sonia Winifred, cabinet member...