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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.

Job Opportunities: Citizens of a Common Future Project

Thanks to Resilient Heritage funding, made possible by National Lottery players, we are able to offer 2 job opportunities for our new project 

Citizens of a Common Future: forward steps for the George Padmore Institute.

Assistant Archivist, part-time, fixed term, £23,000 pro rata

Community Development Officer, part-time, fixed term, £26,000 pro rata 

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.

 

Citizens of a Common Future

George Padmore Institute – Press Statement

CITIZENS OF A COMMON FUTURE: FORWARD STEPS FOR THE GEORGE PADMORE INSTITUTE

The Trustees of the George Padmore Institute are delighted to announce that Resilient Heritage funding, made possible by National Lottery players, has been granted for their one-year Citizens of a Common Future project.

Launch of New Beacon Website

The New Beacon Developmemt Group have launched their new website. Visit http://www.newbeaconbooks.com for all book orders and to browse publications.

Follow the latest news and updates as the shop undergoes refurbishment over the coming month. Please note that the shop is closed temporarily.

Use the link (see left margin on this page) to navigate between the two websites.

GPI's First Poet-in-Residence Jay Bernard Live at the Roundhouse

Three GPI trustees (Sharmilla Beezmohun, Pat Harris and Sarah White) were delighted to experience Jay Bernard’s one woman show at the Roundhouse at the beginning of last month – 3 June.

CELEBRATING JAMAICA'S POET LAUREATE

MERVYN MORRIS IN CONVERSATION WITH KEI MILLER

Join Mervyn Morris on a rare visit to London for an exclusive in-conversation with Jamaican poet, writer and critic, Kei Miller, on Mervyn's life and distinguished writing career from pre-independence Jamaica to postcolonial times.

Thursday 4 May; 6.30 for 7.00pm;  admission £10

George Padmore Institute, 76 Stroud Green Road, London N4 3EN

 

 

 

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