More from Your Local Arena... Caribbean Nights: Calypso, Carnival and Steel Pan

Earlier this year the GPI collaborated with Lucy Hannah and Speaking Volumes on a Your Local Arena film.
Now in their most recent offering, you can again enjoy more vintage documentary and 21st century responses through film, poetry and a writing masterclass.
With a mix of academics, authors, poets and producers check out Caribbean Nights: Calypso, Carnival and Steel Pan and Three Kings of Calypso. Screening from 10am Tuesday 6 October 2020 to 10pm Saturday 10 October 2020.

Sunday 27 September:BBC Four: Black Classical Music

Tonight on BBC Four at 9pm: Black Classical Music - The Forgotten History

Shirley Thompson - a good friend of the GPI - will be one of the featured composers!

The Poet on Front Row: Linton Kwesi Johnson on Radio 4

Following on from being awarded the 2020 PEN Pinter Prize in July, Linton Kwesi Johnson was featured on BBC Radio 4's Front Row.

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COVID-19 Update: Re-opening of GPI

COVID-19 UPDATE: Re-opening of GPI

The GPI is planning to re-open to researchers in a phased way from 18 August 2020. We will review the situation every 2 weeks.

Access will be on Tues-Thurs by prior appointment only, subject to availability. Please make your appointment at least 2 weeks in advance.

New GPI Web Page: Essays and Articles

We have developed a new page to bring you contemporary essays and articles which may be of interest to those exploring archives. We begin with an essay by Kolya Abramsky, GPI Assistant Archivist (writing in a personal capacity):

The National Lottery 'Wall of Fame' Features GPI

The GPI is featured in this month's 'Wall of Fame' in 'The National Lottery Good Causes' newsletter. 

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