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.

2017 Annual Fundraiser : Multimedia Performance of Jay Bernard's 'Surge'

Come and join us for an exciting multimedia performance by poet Jay Bernard of her work 'Surge' on Monday 4 December. We shall also be raising funds for the work of the GPI.

'Surge' revisits the case of the 1981 New Cross Massacre in which thirteen young black people were killed in a house fire. Using archive film, audio, video and her own unique voice, Bernard asks what can be learned from the New Cross case and the subsequent activism it motivated during this current age of Brexit, the Grenfell fire tragedy, the startling revival of far right extremism and Trump.

The French Cashew Tree: Allister Bain's new memoir

The GPI invites you to a public reading and discussion with the actor and author Allister Bain (Parrain Thorance) to launch his new memoir The French Cashew Tree.

Starting with his early years growing up in Grenada, The French Cashew Tree tells of how young Parrain observed the world sitting under his favourite cashew tree and skilfuly depicts Bain's culture, environment and the people who shaped his life.

GPI Tribute to Albertina Sylvester 1930-2017

GPI TRIBUTE TO ALBERTINA SYLVESTER 1930-2017
 
 
The George Padmore Institute has received the sad news of the passing of Albertina “Tina” Sylvester (86 yrs) in Grenada a few days ago. Tina Sylvester was a leader, activist and warrior for social justice and education of children in Britain with the Black Parents Movement (BPM), George Padmore and Albertina Sylvester Supplementary Schools and the Lion Youth Carnival Band.
 

Ishaq Imruh Bakari : Without Passport or Apology. Public Reading at the GPI

The George Padmore Institute is pleased to present a public reading and discussion to mark the launch of a new poetry collection  Without Passport or Apology  by Ishaq Imruh Bakari.

28 September 2017, 7.00pm at the George Padmore Institute. 

Free admission but please book your place in advance - 020 7272 4889 or email newbeaconbooks@btconnect.com.

Temporary Closure of George Padmore Institute from 4-20 August 2017

 

We will be closing the GPI search room and office from

Friday 4 August and will reopen on Monday 21 August.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused during this period.

If you wish to book research appointments for the week of 21 August, please contact us prior to 4 August.

Thanks.

 

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