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.

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.

 

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