Previous events - Black History


See the Black History Haringey 365 2022 full events list (PDF, 734KB)


  • PACHA PEOPLE (external link) - three workshops exploring the local connection to nature in Tottenham took place at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre



See the full list of  Black History Month Events 2021 (PDF, 452KB)


  • Performance: Vest-igios - all about brotherhoods, a journey through a dystopian wasteland, fusing stunning physical performance with film to create a remarkable visual journey at Jackson's Lane theatre
  • Young Curators, Future Histories – Telling and redefining stories from Haringey’s Black Heritage through a hybrid event at Bruce Castle Museum


  • Haringey Creates: Diversifying the Creative Curriculum - Haringey Creates brought together teachers and artists online to discuss how we can champion the work of our diverse artists in the borough and beyond 


  • The Bernie Grant Arts Centre 2021 Windrush Festival - From 21 - 27 June the Bernie Grant Arts Centre held a week of events including special guests, talks, music, activities and lots more to celebrate National Windrush Day
  • Celebrating Windrush Day with Haringey Learning Partnership - Haringey Learning Partnership delivered a number of activities including music, dance, art, food, performances and talks
  • Windrush Event at T on the Green -  T on the Green in Bruce Castle Park celebrated the 73rd anniversary of the arrival of the Windrush, and the contributions of Tottenham's Windrush Generation to British life, with music, food, and activities for all ages


  • Online Event: Talking Textiles - Celebrating the Crafting Genius of Althea McNish - Bruce Castle Museum joined with Rose Sinclair of Goldsmiths College for this special talk, to celebrate the life and work of Althea McNish (1924-2020) of Trinidad and Tottenham
  • Online Talk: Haringey Women's History Walk - Bruce Castle Museum and Avril Nanton organised an online women's history walk which looked at the history of some of the women in Haringey, in particular the black women who lived, worked in or visited the borough


  • Culture Bubble: Youth Voice - In a free Zoom webinar, run as part of a programme at Alexandra Palace, each trailblazing panellist told stories of their own experience and discussed what prompted them to speak out, what personal challenges they might have overcome and what continues to keep them motivated. Issues such as Black Lives Matter, the climate crisis, intersectionality, identity, representation, disability and more 


See the full list of  Black History Month Events 2020 (PDF, 563KB)


  • Tottenham Literature Festival - The Bernie Grant Arts Centre's Tottenham Literature Festival, a bold festival of words with a theme of 'Connectedness' ran from Monday 14 December to Saturday 19 December


  • Culture Bubble: Art and Activism - a panel of contemporary artists met to discuss and explore the space where politics and art collide, ran as part of a programme at Alexandra Palace. Drawing on a vast range of experience in their fields, each panellist talked about the personal challenges and motivations that cause them to speak out about important matters in art


  • Online Workshop: A Story to Tell: Creating, Collecting and Sharing our Stories - Bruce Castle Museum's archivist Julie Melrose, ran this workshop to explore how to go about setting up an oral history project to record people's stories for future generations to learn from and enjoy. If you missed the workshop you can view the presentation slides A Story to Tell Presentation (PDF, 1786KB)
  • Online Event: Haringey Gold: Race Relations Seminar - a discussion of the historical context of racial relations in the UK. It was delivered by local academics and facilitated by Haringey Community Gold and the Youth Advisory Board, in partnership with Access UK and London Elite
  • Exiled: Sixty Years Since the Arrival of Oliver Tambo - this online talk focused the local history of Haringey, the place where Tambo spent his exile in Muswell Hill and where Nelson Mandela came to visit his friend
  • Children's Storytime: African Caribbean folktalkes with Wendy Shearer at Marcus Garvey Library - author and storyteller Wendy Shearer, told African Caribbean folktales inspired by her heritage, and a childhood filled with written and oral stories passed down from her grandmother
  • Online Talk: Black Statues Around London by Avril Nanton - London is full of statues that represent black people. Avril Nanton gave a breakdown of these interesting, intriguing, and sometimes downright strange statues, memorials and busts


  • Online Panel Discussion: United Black Women's Action Group (UBWAG) - a discussion took place with former United Women's Action Group (UBWAG) members, including civil rights campaigner and community activist, Baroness Martha Osamor, Monica White, former UBWAG member, and Stella Dadzie, author, education activist and historian

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November 30, 2022

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