Autumn News

On Thursday 20th September, the film maker Nosa Igbinedion interviewed and filmed Janice Durham, Kate Duncan, Sarah Garrod, Sarita Mamseri and Nicole-Rachelle Moore for his film 'The Importance of Black History?'. The filming took place at the GPI and the film itself premieres on Tuesday 23rd October. More details to follow.

As part of the ongoing 'Dream to Change the World' project, the GPI appointed a researcher. Ruth Bush joined the team in October and will research the archives of New Beacon founder John La Rose, which are currently being sorted and catalogued. Her work will also include researching the early publications of New Beacon Books and potentially interviewing New Beacon staff and George Padmore Institute Trustees. By the end of the research period, Ruth shall produce an accurate written history of the early origins of New Beacon Books for online publication by the GPI.

The second phase of the GPI's school project shall be up and running again from October to December. Some of the schools included in this vital outreach work are: Stoke Newington Secondary School, St. Martin's in the Fields Secondary School and St. John's Upper Holloway C.E. Primary School.

October also saw the appointment of a new administrator. Nicole-Rachelle Moore now fills the post formerly held by Ayisha de Lanerolle who had been with the GPI for approximately three years.