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.

LEGACY IN THE DUST: THE FOUR ACES STORY

On Thursday 24 March the George Padmore Institute invites you to a screening of 'Legacy In the Dust: The Four Aces Story', a film by Winstan Whitter.

The documentary charts the rise and demise of 'The Four Aces Club', legendary music venue in East London over its thirty year life and the musicians who influenced the UK's soundscape.

BUSY FEBRUARY!

This month sees the GPI involved in a number of events:

Tuesday 9th-  GPI's Archivist Sarah Garrod speaks on Sites of Resistance: Radical Bookselling (see our Events section for more information)

Friday 26th - GPI's Chair Michael La Rose speaks about John La Rose at a Pan Afrikan Community Society Forum workshop (see our Events section for more information)

Saturday 27th - GPI participates in the 2016 Annual Huntley Conference at LMA (see our Events section for more information)

 

SITES OF RESISTANCE: RADICAL BOOKSELLERS

A free discussion on radical bookselling as a 'site of resistance' takes place on February 9th at 6:30-8pm at UCL's Institute of Archaeology (Room 6.12)

31-34 Gordon Road London WC1H 0PY. The GPI's Archivist Sarah Garrod is one of a panel of speakers at this event. See you there!

 

REGISTER TO ATTEND: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sites-of-resistance-radical-bookselling-tickets-1  9725713139

 

 

 

 

Christmas Period: Temporary Closure of George Padmore Institute

The George Padmore Institute Archive Search Room and office will be closed from Friday 18 December until Monday 4 January (inc).

If you have any urgent enquiries during this period, please contact our sister organisation, New Beacon Books, on 020 2727 4889 or email newbeaconbooks@btconnect.com.

See you all in 2016!

 

Another Honour for Margaret Busby OBE

Margaret Busby, long time friend and supporter of the George Padmore Institute and New Beacon Books was honoured on Friday September 25th 2015 by House of Amau at The Guildhall in London. 

The 'UK Heritage High Achievers Recognition Award'  was presented to Margaret for her work as a pioneer in publishing as well as her contribution to editing, journalism and writing in the United Kingdom.

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