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.

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.

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.

A reminder for Slumboy From The Golden City

A quick reminder that you are warmly invited to attend the GPI's first public event for 2019...

Join us this Thursday 24 January at 7pm when Paul Joseph discusses his memoirs Slumboy From The Golden City with Professor Gus John.

Come listen in on what promises to be a richly interesting conversation between these two activists and comrades!

See you there...  

Thursday 24 January 2019

6.30pm for 7.00pm start

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