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.

Happy Holidays and See You in 2019!

Happy Holidays to you from all of us at the GPI!

Thank you for your interest and support throughout 2018 and we look forward to more of the same in 2019...

Watch this space for upcoming outreach events and in-house happenings! 

The George Padmore Institute will be closed from Friday 21 December and reopen on Monday 7 January 2019

Appointments are available from Monday 14 January and can be booked from Monday 7 January  

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​.

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