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.

Fundraising Fun at the launch of Dream to Change the World...The Book of the Exhibition

Last evening we celebrated the launch of our latest publication Dream to Change the World...The Book of the Exhibition while also raising funds for the GPI. It was a great event with contributuions by the book's editors Sarah Garrod, Nicole-Rachelle Moore and Sarah White as well as reminiscences from artist Errol Lloyd whose work featured in the actual exhibition in the section on the Caribbean Artists Movement.

Linton Kwesi Johnson: adding colour and poetry to Walthamstow

In other news, we've just learned that a mural of the poet (and GPI trustee) Linton Kwesi Johnson was done in Walthamstow by the artist Raul G.

If you can't get down to E17 yourself, then please see the link below to check it out!  

https://www.byraulg.com/single-post/2018/07/21/Reggae-poetry-comes-to-Wa...

The ongoing influence of the Caribbean Artists Movement

The artist Errol Lloyd was a member of the Caribbean Artists Movement (CAM), a collective founded in 1966 here in London by the pan-Caribbean trio of Edward Kamau Brathwaite from Barbados, John La Rose from Trinidad and Andrew Salkey from Jamaica. In an online article written by Lloyd for the Digital Learning wing of the British Library, the artist records the significance of CAM and its subsequent influence on Black British art and literature.

A reminder of our 2018 Annual Christmas Fundraiser

Remember that we are looking forward to welcoming you into the GPI on Thursday 6 December to join us in celebrating the launch of our exciting, new title Dream to Change the World: The Life and Legacy of John La Rose - The Book of the Exhibition​.

Xmas Fundraising and Book Launch in December

On Thursday 6 December we shall be celebrating the launch of our new title: Dream to Change the World: The Life and Legacy of John La Rose - The Book of the Exhibition. Edited by Sarah Garrod, Nicole-Rachelle Moore and Sarah White, the book brings you as close as possible to the 2015 exhibition which ran for three months at Islington Museum.

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