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.

Ashmount Primary School students visit the GPI and New Beacon Books

We welcomed school children from the local area into the institute today!

Ashmount Primary School enthusiastically participated in the first of two outreach schools events planned by the GPI and New Beacon Books.

Ashmount Primary School students visit the GPI and New Beacon Books

We welcomed school children from the local area into the institute today!

Ashmount Primary School enthusiastically participated in the first of two outreach schools events planned by the GPI and New Beacon Books in October.

GPI wins award and £10k from Nisa

We are celebrating the win of a £10,000 grant from the Nisa chain of grocery stores under its registered charity Making a Difference Locally (MADL). Sharmilla Beezmohun, one of the GPI's trustees, is the one we thank for this slice of success as she fortuitously noticed the call for applications from local charity/community bodies. MADL marked its 10th anniversary by donating £10,000 each to 10 organizations and Sharmilla completed a winning application on our behalf!  

Everyday Muslim and Archive Initiative

We have been collaborating periodically with the group Everyday Muslim (EM) for over a year as part of their project The Heritage Story of Black British Muslims in London.The project is almost at its end and the GPI is pleased to have been able to assist with training volunteers from EM in archiving, through workshops led by our archivist Sarah Garrod.What is exciting and gratifying for us at the GPI is the group's decision to deposit the completed material here at the institute.

A summer of successful pop up collaborations

The GPI's final pop up collaboration for August took place on Thursday 23 when we joined with One Voice Community in west London for an evening of art, discussion and film around the theme of carnival.

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