George Padmore Institute Open Days

We are running a series of open days at the George Padmore Institute this Spring and Summer. They will be on the first Thursday of every month, beginning on Thursday 4th April and running through to July. Come along to visit the archive, see our pop-up Dig My Archives schools exhibition, find out more about our current Heritage Lottery funded Dream to Change the World project, enquire about volunteering with us, or just to have a nose. We hope to see you there!

Tribute to Jayne Cortez

The activist poet Jayne Cortez passed away on Friday 28th December 2012. Her passing constitutes a great and aching loss for family and friends around the world as exemplified in the words of the GPI's Chair Michael La Rose:

Winter News

Unfortunately, we have been having some teething problems with our online archive catalogue. It is currently not working but we hope to have it back up and running by January 2013. In the meantime, if you have any questions about items in the archive or would like us to do a search on your behalf, please contact Sarah Garrod or Kate Duncan via email - info@georgepadmoreinstitute.org or by phone - 0207 272 8915.

Autumn News

On Thursday 20th September, the film maker Nosa Igbinedion interviewed and filmed Janice Durham, Kate Duncan, Sarah Garrod, Sarita Mamseri and Nicole-Rachelle Moore for his film 'The Importance of Black History?'. The filming took place at the GPI and the film itself premieres on Tuesday 23rd October. More details to follow.

Mangrove Nine Screening at the BFI - Michael La Rose's Introduction

The re-released Mangrove Nine documentary, directed by Franco Rosso and produced by John La Rose, was screened at the BFI on 14 April 2012. Below are two extracts from Michael La Rose's Introduction to this screening:

So We Stand Summer School - Reclaiming the Riots

Reclaiming the Riots & Insurgencies
In legacy, representation and strategies of resistance  - One year on where do we stand

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