Check out our Black History Month programme at various venues in Haringey
Black History Month @ Haringey Libraries

1 - 27 October 2016

 
From 1st October to 27th October 2016, Black History Studies are working with Haringey Libraries to bring you our Black History Month programme filled with a mixture of thought-provoking and educational presentations and film screenings.   
 
Black History Studies have organised a number of events around Haringey: 
  • Saturday 1st October 2016 - BHM Launch Event, Screening & Debate
     
  • Monday 3rd October 2016 - Presentation: The Black Presence in Haringey / Black Haringey Heroes
     
  • Saturday 8th October 2016 - SPECIAL EVENT - Seize The Time: Celebrating 50 Years of the Black Panther Party for Self Defence (1966-2016)
     
  • Tuesday 11th October 2016 - Presentation/Screening: 'Black Paris: Race and Culture in the City of Light'
     
  • Thursday 13th October 2016 - Presentation: The Amazing History of Black People in London before 1948
     
  • Tuesday 25th October 2016 - Film Screening: Big City Stories - Black London's Film Heritage
     
  • Thursday 27th October 2016 - Film Screening: Black London: A Bigger Picture
     
All events are FREE. Donations are encouraged and gratefully accepted.
 
Black History Month Launch Event

Saturday 1st October 2016 @ 12:30



Black History Studies presents a day of film screenings, talk and activity at Hornsey Library on Saturday 1st October 2016 from 12pm to 4pm. Highlights include Black Cultural Market with stalls selling books, art, food, jewellery and much more, face painting and children activities.

Programme:

12.30pm - Film Documentary "The Importance of Black History Month"

In this riveting and engaging new documentary, award winning filmmaker Nosa Igbinedion teams up with young people from Islington, and experts in the field to explore the importance of Black History and whether it is under-represented in mainstream education and the impact of that in a multicultural Britain.

Nosa Igbinedion notes Black History comprises the history of multiple nations, people and ethnicities so how can it be comprised into one month and under the umbrella Black? So is Black History really World History? And if so should school curriculum's be more inclusive to reflect the globalised world and multicultural society we live in today.

This would be followed by a discussion with participants on the importance of Black History Month

2.30pm - Black History Game - Who's Conscious
The board game designed to test your knowledge of achievements made in sport, music, entertainment, history, arts and culture.


THIS EVENT IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!

 A DAY FOR ALL THE FAMILY!!

This event will take place on SATURDAY 1st OCTOBER 2016 from 12pm to 4pm.

Doors open at 12.00pm.

This event will be held at Hornsey Library, Haringey Park, Hornsey, N8 9JA. Nearest Tube: Finsbury Park Station. Nearest Train Station: Crouch Hill Station. Buses 41, 91, W3, W5, W7.

Admission will be FREE. Donations would be appreciated.

Secure your free ticket here http://blackhistorymatters.eventbrite.co.uk
 
Presentation: The Black Presence in Haringey / Black Haringey Heroes

Monday 3rd October 2016 @ 7pm



This fascinating presentation by Black History Studies focuses on the hidden history of London and the contributions made by people of African and Caribbean descent to the London Borough of Haringey.

We will focus on the lives, work and legacy of remarkable men and women who have lived, worked and contributed to Haringey such as Walter Tull, Martha Osamor, Bernie Grant, Dyke & Dryden, The Black Education Movement and Black Supplementary School Movement, Haringey Anti-Apartheid Movement and more.

THIS EVENT IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!

This event will take place on MONDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2016 from 7pm to 9pm.

Doors open at 6.30pm.

This event will be held at St Ann's Library, Cissbury Road, Tottenham, London, N15 5PU. Approx 10 mins walk from Seven Sisters Station. On street parking. Buses 67, 259, 279 stop nearby.

SEATING IS UNRESERVED AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS. THOSE WHO BOOK THEIR TICKETS GET PRIORITY ENTRANCE.

Admission will be FREE. Donations would be appreciated.

Secure your free ticket https://blackharingey.eventbrite.co.uk


   

SPECIAL EVENT

Seize The Time: Celebrating 50 Years of the Black Panther Party for Self Defence (1966-2016)


Saturday 8th October 2016 @ 12pm




To mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party for Self Defence (1966 - 2016)
, Black History Studies presents a day of film screenings, debate and a Black Cultural Market to celebrate the founding of the Black Panther Party for Self Defence and asks the question 'how is the Black Panther Party 10-point programme relevant to the progressive activism of today?'.
 
We will be screening the following films Malcolm X El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, All Power to the People: The Black Panther Party' and Cointelpro 101 with discussion with activists from the UK.

Malcolm X El Hajj Malik El Shabazz @ 10:30am

Considered one the of 20th Century's most charismatic and controversial civil rights leaders, Malcolm X wielded extraordinary power influencing the way American society perceived the role of the Black Man during his short political life. This film traces the incredible odyssey from a Harlem street hustler to a militant Muslim convert.

All Power to the People: The Black Panther Party @ 12pm

Archival footage is combined with interviews, from ex-CIA officer Philip Agee, journalist/filmmaker Gordon Parks, and former FBI Special Agent W. Swearingen to various Panthers and political radicals.

The film covers slavery, civil-rights activists, assassinations in the '60s, and it explores methods used by police, the FBI, and the CIA to divide and destroy the key figures in the Black Panthers. The film expands beyond the Panther history to more recent times, covering Reagan-Era events, privacy threats from new technologies and the failure of the War Against Drugs.

Cointelpro 101 @ 2pm

Cointelpro 101 exposes illegal surveillance, disruption, and outright murder committed by the US government in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Cointelpro refers to the official FBI COunter INTELigence PROgram carried out to surveil, imprison, and eliminate leaders of social justice movements and to disrupt, divide, and destroy the movements as well. Many of the government's crimes are still unknown. Through interviews with activists who experienced these abuses first-hand, with rare historical footage, the film provides an educational introduction to a period of intense repression and draws relevant lessons for the present and future.
This fascinating presentation by Black History Studies focuses on the hidden history of London and the contributions made by people of African and Caribbean descent to the London Borough of Haringey.

THIS EVENT IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!

This event will take place on SATURDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2016 fr
om 10pm to 4pm.

Doors open at 10am.

This event will be held at Wood Green Central Library, 187-197A High Road, Wood Green, London N22 6XD. Approx 5 mins walk from Wood Green Station (Picadilly Line). Buses Buses 29, 67, 121, 123, 141, 144, 184, 221, 230, 232, 243, 329, W3, W4 stop nearby.

Admission will be FREE. Donations would be appreciated.

Secure your free ticket https://blackpanthers50.eventbrite.co.uk

WANT A STALL AT THE CULTURAL MARKET? ONLY £20 A STALL. LIMITED SPACES - BOOK HERE  https://blackpanthers50.eventbrite.co.uk 
 
   
JOSEPHINE BAKER
Presentation/Film Screening: 'Black Paris: Race and Culture in the City of Light'

Tuesday 11th October 2016 @ 7pm



This informative and inspirational presentation by Black History Studies tells the story of the African Americans who left America to create the Jazz age in Paris between the First and Second World Wars. After peace was signed at Versailles, many African Americans remained in Europe rather than return to the brutal segregation and racism of America. Over the next two decades, they formed an expatriate community of musicians, entertainers and entrepreneurs, primarily congregating in Paris' hilly Montmarte neighbourhood.

This event celebrates the 110th birthday of the dancer, singer and actress Josephine Baker.



THIS EVENT IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!

 
This event will take place on TUESDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2016 from 7pm to 9pm.

Doors open at 6.30pm.

This event will be held at Hornsey Library, Haringey Park, Hornsey, N8 9JA. Nearest Tube: Finsbury Park Station. Nearest Train Station: Crouch Hill Station. Buses 41, 91, W3, W5, W7.

Admission will be FREE. Donations would be appreciated.

Secure your free ticket here https://blackparis.eventbrite.co.uk
 
Presentation: The Amazing History of Black People in London before 1948

Thursday 13th October 2016 @ 7pm


This fascinating presentation by Black History Studies focuses on the hidden history of London and the contributions made by people of African and Caribbean descent to London in the areas of Literature, Politics, Music and Health & Welfare before 1948. Most people believe that Black people only came here in 1948. Black people have lived in Britain since Roman times. Moors were a common sight in Elizabethan England. There were great Black personalities in 18th and 19th century Britain. This presentation tells their story.
 
We will cover key questions such: Were Black people here in Roman times? What roles did Black people have in 17th century Britain? Who were the great Black personalities of the 18th and 19th centuries? What was that Black newspaper that operated out of Fleet Street in 1920? This presentation will highlight the invaluable input people of African and Caribbean descent have provided to London, from the 17th century to 1948.

THIS EVENT IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!

This event will take place on THURSDAY 13 OCTOBER 2016 fr
om 7pm to 9pm.

Doors open at 6.30pm.

This event will be held at St Ann's Library, Cissbury Road, Tottenham, London, N15 5PU. Approx 10 mins walk from Seven Sisters Station. On street parking. Buses 67, 259, 279 stop nearby.

SEATING IS UNRESERVED AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS. THOSE WHO BOOK THEIR TICKETS GET PRIORITY ENTRANCE.

Admission will be FREE. Donations would be appreciated.

Secure your free ticket https://blacklondon1948.eventbrite.co.uk   
 

Film Screening:
BIG CITY STORIES- Black London's Film Heritage  

Tuesday 25th October 2016 @ 7pm

 
The screening of 'Big City Stories ' by Black History Studies follows the London's African-Caribbean population through the last century: their changing lives and perceptions as they established their place among London's diverse cultures and communities.

The selection includes images of London's Black citizens from the very earliest years of cinema, alongside personal perspectives embodied in home movies, footage of key historical moments and fictional representations of Black London's stories.

The programme draws on a wide range of collections - including the private collections of black filmmakers - to reveal a new narrative about life in an expanding and ever-changing metropolis. It demonstrates the shifting and often contrasting perceptions of various sectors of British society at key moments, such as during WWII and in the post-Windrush 1950s, and in iconic areas for London's Black presence, such as Brixton and Notting Hill.  

Curated by June Givanni and Imruh Bakari the final selections ranged from 1920s footage of Cosmopolitan London to the recently rediscovered 1970s curio 'Death May Be Your Santa Claus', extracts screen alongside a wide variety of archive footage sourced from across the capital.

This is the full film listing from the Big City Stories Compilation.

*           Cosmopolitan London  
*           Sambo and Two Girls 
*           Song of Freedom
*           Aunt Esther's Story
*           CLR James & Stuart Hall in Conversation
*           Sapphire
*           West Indies Calling
*           Gold Coast Police Band in London
*           Concrete Garden
*           Jemima and Johnny
*           West Indians
*           Ten Bob in Winter
*           Baldwin's N****r
*           Sydney's Chair
*           Death May Be Your Santa Claus
*           You in your Small Corner
*           London's Lambeth
*           Clovis Salmon
*           Return to Brixton
*           Black Joy
*           You Hide Me
*           Mangrove Nine
*           Carnival '76: Notting Hill
*           Blood Ah Goh Run
*           Carnival '87
*           Le Bohemian Noir et la Renaissance Del Afrique

THIS EVENT IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!

AN EVENT FOR ALL THE FAMILY!


This event will take place on TUESDAY 25TH OCTOBER 2016 from 7pm to 9pm. Doors open at 6.30pm.

This event will be held at Wood Green Central Library, 187-197A High Road, Wood Green, London N22 6XD. 5 minutes' walk from Wood Green Station (Piccadilly Line). Buses 29, 67, 121, 123, 141, 144, 184, 221, 230, 232, 243, 329, W3, W4 stop nearby.
 

Admission will be FREE. Donations would be appreciated.

Secure your free ticket https://bigcitystories.eventbrite.co.uk 
     
Film Screening:
Black London: A Bigger Picture


Thursday 27th October 2016 @ 7pm


Black History Studies presents a specially curated programme of archive footage representing Black communities in London with films from the 1950s up to the turn of the century. This programme has been compiled by London's Screen Archives as part of the London: A Bigger Picture project. Come and see representations of the Black community from London Boroughs on film.

Following the screening there will be a discussion on how we record and preserve our story on film for future generations.
 
 
THIS EVENT IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!

This event will take place on THURSDAY 27th OCTOBER 2016 fr
om 7pm to 9pm.

Doors open at 6.30pm.

This event will be held at St Ann's Library, Cissbury Road, Tottenham, London, N15 5PU. Approx 10 mins walk from Seven Sisters Station. On street parking. Buses 67, 259, 279 stop nearby.

SEATING IS UNRESERVED AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS. THOSE WHO BOOK THEIR TICKETS GET PRIORITY ENTRANCE.

Admission will be FREE. Donations would be appreciated.

Secure your free ticket  https://blacklondonbigpict.eventbrite.co.uk   

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Regards,  

Mark & Charmaine Simpson 
    
  
Black History Studies
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