Get Involved

Whether you are looking to connect with a local group, tell your story, find out about local projects or have an idea to share, why not explore this page to get involved.

BHH365 X People Need Parks: Funding Opportunity

People Need ParksLooking to put on an event in Haringey as part of the Black History Haringey 365 programme?

Want to use a Haringey park or park building as your venue?

Why not apply to Haringey Council’s People Need Parks scheme which offers funding of up to £1000 pounds for groups and £250 for individuals?


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George Padmore Institute – Building Repair Appeal

The George Padmore Institute (GPI) (external link) was co-founded in 1991 by two of Haringey’s most cherished locals, John La Rose and Sarah White. Based on Stroud Green Road, the GPI is an archive and educational centre relating to the black community of Caribbean, African and Asian descent. 

We safeguard documents on the history of the struggle for racial equality and social justice and ensure they remain accessible to the public. With 14,000+ items across 18 collections, our records bear witness to moments of historical significance, including the New Cross Massacre (external link), the Black Parents Movement (external link), the Black Education Movement (external link) and the Caribbean Artists Movement (external link). By promoting the creativity and resilience of these grassroots organisations, we support the ongoing fight against discrimination. 

Our archive is unique in that it grew around the activism of a network of key players in each of the campaigns or movements in our collections. At the heart of this network was John La Rose, a tireless activist who was passionate about transforming society and ensuring each generation in black and brown communities is made aware of the vital contribution they have made to UK history.


Find out more about the GPI’s archive collections on our website, including how to visit us (external link)

Our building is in need of urgent repairs!

Please help us reach our goal of £35,000 to secure our future for generations to come.

Find out more about our appeal and ways to donate (external link).

(Image - Black Students Movement protest during Cliff McDaniel Campaign 1975. Copyright Julian Stapleton)

Community Groups

Discover local community groups.

There are many more community groups in Haringey. For more information and to find out ways to get involved in your local community visit Bridge Renewal Trust (external link) and Haringey's Connected Communities.

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Add to our Archives

At Bruce Castle Museum and Archives we are committed to collecting community histories and cultural memories that tell the story of our borough - our people, places and events. We want to continue developing our collections of oral histories, photographs, objects and archive material, that tell stories about the people from our diverse communities with links to Haringey.

Everyone's stories are of value and significance - be it the memories of those from the 'Windrush Generation' to people campaigning and protesting for Black Lives Matter.

If you have, or know someone with their own recollections and stories, and would like to add them to our collections at Bruce Castle Museum and Archive, please contact for more information.

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African and Caribbean book collections in Haringey Libraries

Haringey Libraries hold permanent African-Caribbean book collections in each branch library. Titles included in the collections are marked "A/C" on the spine and range from classic to contemporary fiction, biographies, history and much more.

To find out more visit the Haringey Libraries pages.

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Local Projects

  • Haringey Vanguard - BAME LGBTQ+ Community Heritage Project

Haringey is proud to have a rich and varied LGBTQ+ history. The Haringey Vanguard project has been exploring the exciting history of the borough’s LGBTQ+ BAME community between the 1970s and 1990s. Find out more about the Haringey Vanguard project and how to get involved.

  • 4U2

Discover 4U2 (external link) a quarterly Newsmag providing news and stories for the local community.

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Get in touch

Have you got any events, stories or comments you want to share?

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Page last updated:

September 18, 2023