George Padmore commemorative plaque

One of the most influential political thinkers of the 20th century is to be commemorated this summer with a heritage plaque in North London. Cranleigh Street in Camden will be the site of the capital's latest blue plaque, where George Padmore lived at no.22 from 1941 to 1957 with his partner and collaborator, Dorothy Pizer. The address was a big part of the political landscape of pre- and post-war London, becoming focal point for anti-colonial activists from around the world.

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GEORGE PADMORE COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE

Jayne Cortez 'On Culture and Politics'

Jayne Cortez - ‘The Changing Nature of Black Cultural Politics 1960-2010’. The second John La Rose Memorial Lecture will be followed by a Discussion Forum with Jayne Cortez and Faro (Karl John), Kevin Hylton, Khadijah Ibrahiim, Michael La Rose, Kole Omotoso, Jeremy Poynting, and Joe Williams.

THE SECOND
JOHN LA ROSE
MEMORIAL LECTURE
Jayne Cortez ‘On Culture and Politics’

Making History - Oral Testimonies - Trinidad, Guyana and Britain

Conversation between Lawrence Scott, Clem Seecharan and John Siblon. Plus London launch for Golconda - Our Voices Our Lives

Lawrence Scott in conversation with Clem Seehcaran and John Siblon, at the London Launch of Golconda - Our Voices Our Lives, edited by Lawrence Scott.

Voices Across The Wall

Screening of short documentary on the West Bank, plus discussion with the film maker.

GPI Generation hosts a film screening and discussion with the director Sam Liebmann.

 

Voices Across The Wall is a set of short stories and interviews exploring the Israel-Palestine conflict through the eyes of people on the ground - from an intifada veteran turned social worker to the leader of the Jewish National Front, from the father of a Palestinian suicide bomber to an Israeli survivor of an attack that killed her husband and children.

Exciting news from the Heritage Lottery Fund

The Dream to Change the World Project gets the go ahead. Press statement from Trustees of the George Padmore Institute, 15 March 2010

Cy Grant - A major contributor to the history of Britain has died.

We wish to share with our friends, our sadness at the death of Cy Grant on 13th February this year.  We were lucky to have a great evening with Cy at the GPI toward the end of 2008.  The event was to launch his latest book of poems - Rivers of Time - he was in fine form.  We have lost a major contributor to the history of Britain.His personal website with details of his work and life can be found at

http://www.cygrant.com/

Rivers of Time - Collected Poems of Cy Grant is published by Naked Light.

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