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.

Round-up of recent outreach events

The GPI has been busily collaborating with various organizations in recent weeks as part of its continued effort at outreach initiatives.

In July as part of our Citizens of a Common Future programme and in collaboration with Speaking Volumes, the GPI hosted the writer Anthony Joseph in conversation with Nicole-Rachelle Moore our part-time Administrator (see our Events page). The 'London is the Place for Me' event was very well attended and warmly received with much interest in Joseph's fictional biography on the calypsonian Lord Kitchener.

Carnival Stories with Zakia Sewell and Tej Adeleye

The GPI in collaboration with NTS Radio invites you to come help kickstart a new digital archive with your own carnival stories on Saturday 4 August at Iniva in Shoreditch from 2pm-5pm.

See our Events page for more details and/or go to: http://www.iniva.org/programme/events/the-road-to-make-walk-carnival-sto...

Unending Journey: Evolutions in Black British Activism

On Thursday 2 August 2018 a fundraiser for the GPI organised by the Peoples Film Club will be held at Genesis Cinema.

Join us for an evening of film, poetry and stimulating discussion: the screening of Dream to Change the World - A Tribute to John La Rose, Jay Bernard performing the original work Something Said and an intergenerational panel discussion.

Please look at our Events page for more details of this anticipated date. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Temporary Closure of George Padmore Institute from 3-17 August 2018

We will be closing the GPI search room and office from Friday 3 August and will reopen on Monday 20 August 2018. 

If you wish to book research appointments for the week of 20 August, please contact us prior to 3 August.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused during this period.

 

'London is the Place for Me' - The Story of Kitch, with Anthony Joseph

The GPI in collaboration with Speaking Volumes Live Literature Productions welcomes you to an evening of discussion and reading with Anthony Joseph and Nicole-Rachelle Moore on Thursday 12 July at 7:00pm. Joseph's new work 'Kitch A Fictional Biography of a Calypso Icon' (Peepal tree Press) looks at the life of the Trinidadian calypsonian Lord Kitchener who arrived in England in 1948 on the SS Empire Windrush.

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