The GPI is holding the first of three public events to accompany the 'Dream To Change the World' exhibition currently on at Islington Museum.

'Curating The Exhibition' will take place on Thursday 16th July at Islington Museum at 6:30pm. We hope to see you there!

The exhibition runs until August 29th and continues to attract encouraging and positive comments:


'John's legacy lives on and this exhibition shows the depth of the foundations he laid.' Frank Chalmers


Chair of the GPI's Opening remarks at launch of 'Dream To Change the World' Exhibition

Michael La Rose Chair George Padmore Institute at the opening event of 'Dream to Change the World: The Life and Legacy of John La Rose', held at Islington Museum 245 St John Street London EC1V 4NB Thursday 21st May 2015:

My name is Michael La Rose and I have been chair of the George Padmore Institute GPI for nearly 10 years now

Today’s launch of the Dream to Change the World exhibition to celebrate the life and legacy of my father John La Rose is one of the landmark achievements of the GPI to date.


The GPI's exhibition 'Dream To Change the World - The Life and Legacy of John La Rose' continues its run at the Islington Museum and visitors have been recording their feedback in the Visitors' Book.

Here are some of the more recent ones:


'Just shows that nothing's impossible, no mountain's too high to climb. What an inspiring exhibition.' Douglas Chalmers


'We enjoyed the education we received. The boys enjoyed working on the worksheets from 'Getting to Know Ourselves.' Maxine Gyasi



Please see the detailed tribute programme to our late comrade Dave Feickert below and go to the GPI's 'Tributes' section to read David Abdulah's memorial essay. 


Friday 12th June saw the GPI Teaming up with the Trades Union Congress to honour the late Dave Feickert who passed away on 2nd July 2014.

Dave had been a friend and supporter of both New Beacon Books and the George Padmore Institute and was an unequivocal trade unionist who spent long hours with John La Rose discussing various workers' issues. In 1994 he went to work in Brussels as the representative of the Trades Union Congress, with particular emphasis on health and safety, energy policy, climate change and sustainable development.

The Dream Continues

The GPI's 'Dream To Change the World' continues its run at Islington Museum and positive comments keep coming in through various channels, including the humble Visitors Book!

Here are some more recent ones:


'What a rich history of struggle and success in our community. A very poignant exhibition which also encompasses part of my history. Thanks for setting it up and let's share it with our youth.'

Waveney Harris 



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