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.

Launch of The Lennox Oscar Pierre and John La Rose Foundation

This Sunday 29 November sees the launch of The Lennox Oscar Pierre and John La Rose Foundation in Trinidad.
Both men born in Trinidad, were rooted in cultural and political activism and were also firm friends. Some of the foundation's objectives include:

Conducting Research

Collaborating with Civil Society, Social Movements, Academic and other Institutions

Engaging in Advocacy and Campaigns on Policy and Other Issues

Reaching New Generations: Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant awarded to the GPI

The George Padmore Institute is happy to announce we have been awarded an Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant to

COVID Lockdown: Temporary Closure of GPI from 5 November

In accordance with government guidelines, the GPI will close from Thursday 5 November.

If you have already booked an appointment to visit the GPI and this falls during the lockdown period, we will contact you in the coming days.

We will continue to provide a remote enquiry service via email as best we can. Please use the address.

A Kinder Justice

We were recently invited by the organisation Free Word to contribute a foreword to its project A Kinder Justice.

Along with campaigner Patrick Vernon OBE and the organisation Inquest, the GPI shared insight on kindness as activism.

Click on the link for these as well as poetry by Brother Portrait and Belinda Zhawi commissioned exclusively for A Kinder Justice:

Portrait of Dr. Kamau Brathwaite being unveiled today

Please see the following invitation from Pembroke College Cambridge to a streamed unveiling of a portrait of our friend Kamau Brathwaite who passed away in February. The painting was done by another friend of the GPI, the artist Errol Lloyd who was a member of the Caribbean Artists Movement of which Kamau was a founder.

Portrait of Dr. Kamau Brathwaite (1930 – 2020)

You are cordially invited to join us online at the unveiling of a newly commissioned portrait of Honorary Fellow Dr. Kamau Brathwaite CHB (1950) who sadly passed away in February 2020.


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