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.

Unending Jourrney Selected Writings by John La Rose

NEW BEACON BOOKS - the pioneering years

The George Padmore Institute's first online publication was launched earlier this year and is now available to freely download or read online.

Online Publication Now Available

REMINDER: The online publication 'New Beacon Books - the pioneering years' was launched on the 9th July and is now available for reading via the George Padmore Institute website ( and free downloads in whole or in part for lecturers, students and any other interested persons.

Sarah White and Linton Kwesi Johnson on BBC Radio 3 programme Free Thinking

Listen to Sarah White and GPI trustee Linton Kwesi Johnson talking about the history of New Beacon Books tonight on the BBC Radio 3 programme Free Thinking at 10pm. Details below.
Radical Bookshops, Philip Hensher
Duration: 45 minutes
First broadcast: Tuesday 17 June 2014 at 10pm

Celebration and Reading with Barbara Jenkins


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