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A statement from the Chair on the death of Ian Macdonald

It is with deep regret and sadness that the Trustees of the George Padmore Institute 

Ian Macdonald

We are sad to announce the sudden death of Ian Macdonald, a beloved and longstanding trustee of the GPI.

A statement from our Chair Roxy Harris will follow shortly.

Newsletter 26

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Wordplanting in A Portable Paradise - 8 October 2019 An evening of poetry with Kendel Hippolyte and Roger Robinson

We invite you to another collaboration with Speaking Volumes Live Literature Productions on Tuesday 8 October when poets Kendel Hippolyte and Roger Robinson read from their most recent collections.

Bacchanal: the World of Horace Ové Saturday 20 July

Horace Ove's  filmatic legacy is being celebrated at the British Film Institute (BFI) this Saturday 20 July via a day of discussion, screenings and special guests. Included in this meaningful mix will be Dream To Change The World the film on John La Rose, the GPI's founder. This will be followed by a panel on black culture and its relationship to contemporary activism.

For further details: 0207 928 3232 / bfi.org.uk/southbank / BFI Southbank London SE1 8XT Nearest tube: Waterloo

See you there!

 

GPI's Summer Hiatus

Please note that the GPI will be closed for its annual summer break from Friday 2 August until Wednesday 14 August.

Emails shall be monitored periodically. We apologise for any inconvenience and ask that anyone wishing to book appointments from 14 - 16 August, arrange these before our break begins.

SURGE Performance by Jay Bernard at The Albany

In 1981 a fire broke out at a house in New Cross. Thirteen young black people died and the political events that followed would have a dramatic effect on our understanding of what it means to be Black and British.

We say Farewell to Irma La Rose

The GPI was sad to learn of the death of Irma La Rose who passed away on Saturday 27 April after ailing for some time.

Irma was passionately committed to social justice and there was always something new to learn about this woman who helped and inspired many.

We thank her first son Michael La Rose (former Chair of the GPI) for sharing the following article with us.

 

IRMA ANDREA LA ROSE (née Hilaire) HER STORY

UNSHACKLING BEAUTY: Friday 31 May 2019

Join us for a special evening showcase of original music in response to the George Padmore Institute’s archival collections by two musicians in residence - Hadiru Mahdi and Nadeem din Gabisi. Two of London’s most exciting wordsmiths- Mahdi frequently performs as Brother Portrait and din Gabisi performs under his own name, alongside his visual artwork; they are both part of the award-winning jazz influenced Steam Down Collective. 

Build Your Own Archives! Session 3: Thinking About Your Digital Archives

Session 3: Thinking About Your Digital Archives

Saturday 4 May (2.00-5.00)

Venue: George Padmore Institute (GPI)

In collaboration with PhD researcher Vivian Latinwo-Olajide and the University of Leicester, the George Padmore Institute (GPI) is proud to present the final session of our 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.

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