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.

6 March 2019: Writing & Activism with David Austin

Join us at the GPI on Wednesday 6 March as we welcome the award winning author David Austin who'll be sharing perspectives and readings from his two titles published by Pluto Press in 2018.

​In Dread Poetry and Freedom; Linton Kwesi Johnson and the Unfinished Revolution ​Austin delves into themes of 'poetry, political consciousness and social transformation' through the lens of the Jamaican-British poet's own literary activism.

Build Your Own Archive!

George Padmore Institute (GPI), Sat 23 February 2019: 2.00-5.00pm.

Over the next three months, in collaboration with PhD researcher Vivian Latinwo-Olajide and the University of Leicester, the George Padmore Institute is proud to present a three part workshop series introducing participants to basic archival practice, whilst exploring critical questions. All sessions are free, but donations to the GPI are welcome.

3 March 2019: Foundations Vol. 3 with Shabaka Hutchings

Foundations is a new monthly reading group with a special guest bringing texts, films and music that have been foundational to their political and creative becomings. The event takes its name from the writing of John La Rose, and the New Beacon Books publication of the same name. These texts will be placed in conversation with related material from The George Padmore Institute. Each edition will feature intimate, open discussions and coincide with open days to allow greater access to selected material outside our regular opening hours.

Here to Stay: tracing the histories of anti-deportations resistance

This Saturday 9 February we are participating in Here to Stay: tracing the histories of anti-deportations resistance, ​part of the World Without Borders ​series organised by End Deportations. Our ionvolvement is a continuation of the GPI's Citizens of a Common Future Project (CCFP) through which we collaborate with diverse organizations and open up our archives to new and wider audiences.

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