38 years since the New Cross Fire

Today marks 38 years since the tragedy of the New Cross Fire which claimed many young black lives.

What started out as a happy gathering to celebrate a teenager’s birthday, ended in death and destruction.

The GPI remembers those who lost their lives, their families and those who survived.

Slumboy From the Golden City

Happy New Year to you all!

We are here at the GPI already busying ourselves and alerting you now to the first of our 2019 outreach public events:

A conversation with Paul Joseph and Professor Gus John on Slumboy from the Golden City, Paul’s recently published book of memoirs.

Happy Holidays and See You in 2019!

Happy Holidays to you from all of us at the GPI!

Thank you for your interest and support throughout 2018 and we look forward to more of the same in 2019...

Watch this space for upcoming outreach events and in-house happenings! 

The George Padmore Institute will be closed from Friday 21 December and reopen on Monday 7 January 2019

Appointments are available from Monday 14 January and can be booked from Monday 7 January  

Fundraising Fun at the launch of Dream to Change the World...The Book of the Exhibition

Last evening we celebrated the launch of our latest publication Dream to Change the World...The Book of the Exhibition while also raising funds for the GPI. It was a great event with contributuions by the book's editors Sarah Garrod, Nicole-Rachelle Moore and Sarah White as well as reminiscences from artist Errol Lloyd whose work featured in the actual exhibition in the section on the Caribbean Artists Movement.

Linton Kwesi Johnson: adding colour and poetry to Walthamstow

In other news, we've just learned that a mural of the poet (and GPI trustee) Linton Kwesi Johnson was done in Walthamstow by the artist Raul G.

If you can't get down to E17 yourself, then please see the link below to check it out!  

https://www.byraulg.com/single-post/2018/07/21/Reggae-poetry-comes-to-Wa...

The ongoing influence of the Caribbean Artists Movement

The artist Errol Lloyd was a member of the Caribbean Artists Movement (CAM), a collective founded in 1966 here in London by the pan-Caribbean trio of Edward Kamau Brathwaite from Barbados, John La Rose from Trinidad and Andrew Salkey from Jamaica. In an online article written by Lloyd for the Digital Learning wing of the British Library, the artist records the significance of CAM and its subsequent influence on Black British art and literature.

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