Animating Black Archives-The Next Ten Years

What are Archives for? Who needs to know about historical Black narratives?

Saturday 27 February | 11am-4pm | London Metropolitan Archives | Book in Advance

What does the future hold for Black community and individual archive collections?

In this interactive conference, four leading heritage organisations have created a platform to examine the future opportunities and challenges in bringing to life and revealing the hidden histories in Black archives. Working collaboratively, Friends of the Huntley Archives at LMA (FHALMA), Black Cultural Archives (BCA), George Padmore Institute (GPI) and the Black History Collection at the Institute of Race Relations (BHCIRR) are sharing their knowledge of collecting, cataloguing and curating the materials from their significant archives for this important conference.
Tickets are £10 each. (Include a light lunch.
The Archives will be open for delegates to explore and dig deeper, with expert advice from LMA Archivists and the contributors will display some of their Archives on the conference stalls…
Books on Black British cultural heritage form an important part of the Annual Huntley Conferences and events.  Books will be available for attendees to browse and to buy, plus posters, greeting cards etc.  For more information visit our Eventbrite page:

Venue: London Metropolitan Archives | 40 Northampton Road | London EC1R 0HB


21st Century RAP: Exploring the Radical, Activism and New Perspectives

Friday 22 January | 6pm-10pm | Guildhall Art Gallery | Book in Advance RSVP (free to attend)

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Especially for our closing event, a unique immersive installation is being created by Gary Stewart and Trevor Mathison of Dubmorphology fame, the digital curators of No Colour Bar, in a special RAP mixtape of the sounds and images of the era.

On the largest projection you will see in an art gallery, there’s a rare and special screening of award winning artist Evewright’s visually stunning Walking Drawings Across the Estuaries which was shown as part of the No Colour Bar /BFI’s African Odyssey season “Canvas and Sand” last autumn.

Late View will feature artists who influenced Black culture, sights and sounds of the revolutionary cultural hay days of the burgeoning of Black British arts and culture. Special guests, include Keith Waithe, international flautist plays from his latest album, Gathering Echoes.

WHAT’S YOUR RAP? Come and join in our closing event RAP party and dare to share your bold stories with artists, writers, curators, activists and the community of supporters.
Whilst No Colour Bar has a dynamic retrospective art & archives exhibition at its centre, the stunning art and archives project is firmly rooted in sharing narratives around the evolution of Black Britain and the importance to a postcolonial UK to the emergence of a new British cultural identity.

Our long-awaited black cultural art and archives platform – set in the heart of the City of London, celebrating the achievements of the young radical artists and activists of 1960s-1990s, now will spread further and reach deep into communities. Never has the ethos and ideals behind No Colour Bar been more relevant in a fragmented global society faces the crises of migration and dissonance. The work to convey the impact and relevance of No Colour Bar continues into 2016 with touring platforms and residencies with our partners. You are very much part of the shaping the dialogue. The RAP Party & Late View is free to attend and is from 6pm to 10pm. To join the VIP Guest List: RSVP Helena Boehm, No Colour Bar.

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