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.

A statement from the Chair on the death of Ian Macdonald

It is with deep regret and sadness that the Trustees of the George Padmore Institute 

Ian Macdonald

We are sad to announce the sudden death of Ian Macdonald, a beloved and longstanding trustee of the GPI.

A statement from our Chair Roxy Harris will follow shortly.

Newsletter 26

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Wordplanting in A Portable Paradise - 8 October 2019 An evening of poetry with Kendel Hippolyte and Roger Robinson

We invite you to another collaboration with Speaking Volumes Live Literature Productions on Tuesday 8 October when poets Kendel Hippolyte and Roger Robinson read from their most recent collections.

Bacchanal: the World of Horace Ové Saturday 20 July

Horace Ove's  filmatic legacy is being celebrated at the British Film Institute (BFI) this Saturday 20 July via a day of discussion, screenings and special guests. Included in this meaningful mix will be Dream To Change The World the film on John La Rose, the GPI's founder. This will be followed by a panel on black culture and its relationship to contemporary activism.

For further details: 0207 928 3232 / / BFI Southbank London SE1 8XT Nearest tube: Waterloo

See you there!



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