The George Padmore Institute is an archive, educational resource and research centre housing materials relating to the black community of Caribbean, African and Asian descent in Britain and continental Europe.

Founded in 1991, we are based in North London where we often hold educational and cultural activities including talks and readings. We also publish relevant materials and are making our archives accessible to the general public.

Temporary Closure of George Padmore Institute 31 July-12 August

We will be closing the GPI archive search room and office for 9 (working) days from Fri 31 July to Weds 12 August 2015. Should you have any urgent enquiries during this period, please contact our sister organisation New Beacon Books on 020 7272 4889 (Mon-Sat 1.30-6pm) or email and they will be happy to help.


The GPI's second public event in connection with its 'Dream To Change to World' exhibition takes place on Thursday 30th July at Islington Museum at 6:30pm.

This event will centre around a discussion between GPI Trustees Roxy Harris and Linton Kwesi Johnson om some of the idesa and themes contained in John La Rose's collection 'Unending Journey Selected Writings'. Many of his essays remain relevant to today's socio-economic and political climate. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Feedback To the 'Dream' Continues

The GPI's exhibition 'Dream To Change the World' currently on at Islington Museum continues to garner very encouraging comments and feedback from visitors.

Here are some recent  views shared in our valuable resource: the humble visitors' book!


'Really interesting. So glad I came!' Sally Kirkpatrick


'Great exhibition about my Dad. Very inspiring.' Wole La Rose


'Please continue to host exhibitions such as these.


Thursday 16th July sees the GPI holding the first of three public events at Islington Museum, home of its current 'Dream To Change the World' exhibition.

'Curating the Exhibition' is an informal presentation by some of the individuals who were involved in putting the exhibition together from concept to display.

We look forward to seeing you there!   


The GPI is holding the first of three public events to accompany the 'Dream To Change the World' exhibition currently on at Islington Museum.

'Curating The Exhibition' will take place on Thursday 16th July at Islington Museum at 6:30pm. We hope to see you there!

The exhibition runs until August 29th and continues to attract encouraging and positive comments:


'John's legacy lives on and this exhibition shows the depth of the foundations he laid.' Frank Chalmers



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