Black History Season
“Black History Season 2021: Honouring our Nation of Black Unsung Heroes”. Click here to see our full programme!
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Letters to Gil
An evening celebrating the book ‘Letters to Gil’ by Malik Al Nasir
Friday 12 Nov
Holborn Library
with a live musical performance by
‘Malik & The O.G’s Ensemble’
followed by a Q & A in conversation with Malik + book signing.
Letters to Gil is Malik Al Nasir’s profound coming of age memoir – the story of surviving physical and racial abuse and discovering a sense of self-worth under the wing of the great artist, poet and civil rights activist Gil Scott-Heron
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we were here
We Were Here
at Swiss Cottage Gallery

We Were Here is a collection of eight biographies of significant individuals of African and Caribbean heritage who lived, worked or studied in Camden. Their connections to the borough date back almost 300 years, and have shaped our history.
The individuals included in this collection of stories highlight the struggles, subjugation and discrimination faced by many people across the African diaspora over centuries. They also represent triumph over adversity through not only survival, but also determination and strength. Their achievements led to significant social change in local, national and international contexts. The exhibition celebrates the lives of these individuals who, along with many others of African and Caribbean heritage, contributed greatly to Camden’s history and the history of Britain today.
Kora Music Workshop with Kadialy Kouyate
16th Nov, Holborn
Musician, singer-songwriter and SOAS Music Senior Teaching Fellow, Kadialy gives a learning session on playing the hauntingly beautiful kora or African harp. Instruments will be provided.
Block Promo
Thee Spoken Word
A Camden Library Late


African and Caribbean Adult Storytelling with Music

Thursday November 25th: Pancras Square Library, 5 Pancras Rd, London N1C 4AG
Tu up
Sandra Agard
Owen Uwadie

Wednesday December 1st: Holborn Library 32-38 Theobalds Rd, London WC1X 8PA
Tu up
Sister Chi Chi
Owen Uwadie
Books and Beyond
Books and Beyond
Come and join Camden’s online book club as we explore contemporary Black significant authors with a monthly special guest facilitator.

10 NOV: Mixed/Other by Natalie Morris with special guest the author Natalie in the conversation

30 NOV: Grand Union by Zadie Smith hosted by Suzanne Scarfe

07 DEC : Zami ‘A new spelling of my name' by Audre Lorde hosted by Mary Holder alongside Lady Phyll Opoku, Executive Director and Co-Founder of UK Black Pride
Supper Club
Supper Club
Live Supper Club
on the 9th December, 18:30 - 21:00. Holborn Library
A ’Live Supper Club’ where we meet the Chefs with some cooking demonstrations and a chance to sample the delicious dishes.
Rhyme Time with Tyan
Free activities for children celebrating Camden's Black History Season

Friday 1st - Queens Crescent Library
Friday 8th - Swiss cottage Library
Friday 22nd - Kilburn library
Tuesday 26th - Highgate library
Friday 29th - Kentish town

Friday 12th - Holborn Library
Friday 19th - Pancras Square Library

Friday 3rd - West Hampstead Library
Black History season
Camden Black Workers Group: Honouring our Nation of Black Unsung Heroes
CBWG honoured Black unsung Heroes from the past and present who have contributed to changes and have inspired the Black community throughout generations

Click here to watch a recording of the event