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.

50 Year Anniversary of New Beacon Books - Print Activism in 21st Century Africa: Wasafiri Special Issue Launch

In the last of a series of events celebrating 50 years of New beacon Books on Thursday 8 December, the GPI and NBB present

Print Activism in 21st Century Africa:

Wasafiri Special Launch Issue

Sulaiman Adebowale (Amalion Publishing), Ruth Bush (bristol University), Mary Jay (African Books Collective) and Madhu Krishnan (Bristol University) discuss the challenges and trends for print activism in contemporary Africa.

Two New Beacon 50th Anniversary Events - Changing Britannia: Through the Arts and Activism by Professor Gus John and A Meeting of the Continents: International Poetry Night hosted by Linton Kwesi Johnson

The GPI in collaboration with Arts Council England, the British Library and Speaking Volumes Live Literature Productions, presents two events on Saturday 3 December:

Changing Britannia: Through Arts and Activism by Professor Gus John  4:30 - 6:00pm   Price: £5.00

The Caribbean Artists Movement 1966-1972: The Fiftieth Anniversary


The GPI regrets to inform you that due to unforseen circumstances Professor Gordon Rohlehr will not be in attendance at this event on Sunday 20 November at 3pm as originally advertised. Errol Lloyd, Nicole-Rachelle Moore and Anne Walmsley are all expected as scheduled.

We look forward to seeing you at what promises to be an enjoyable afternoon of stimulating discussion!


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