What’s Going On

Apr'20 What's Going On April 14, 2021 Queens of the Nile and Nigeria: 22nd April 2021

This illustrated presentation will explore how the image of the Black African woman was replaced in Western European Art and her journey back to centre stage, beginning with how the image of Queen of Sheba and other Black African women have been removed from canonical western art.

Encyclopaedia Africana Sept'20 T April 1, 2021 TONY SEWELL

“We no longer see a Britain where the system is deliberately rigged against ethnic minorities.” While the “impediments and disparities do exist”, they were “varied and ironically very few of them are directly to do with racism”.

Apr'20 What's Going On March 29, 2021 BLACK LONDON WOMEN’S VOICES

Black London Women’s Voices is a monthly circle where Black women lend their voices to various issues ranging from colonisation to the significance of our hair.

Mar'20 What's Going On March 29, 2021 The Brixton riots 40 years on: What has changed for Black Britons?

Four decades on, with the ripples of 2020’s Black Lives Matter marches still being felt, our chair, deputy opinion editor, Joseph Harker, with author and lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, Alex Wheatle, 1980s Lambeth council leader Linda Bellos, and co-founder All Black Lives UK, Natasha Johnson will be marking the anniversary of a moment of fundamental change for Black protest, exploring its evolution through the past 40 years to today and ask, what next in the struggle for equality?

Mar'20 What's Going On February 28, 2021 4.03. – 11.03.2021 -SKIN: IT TAKES BLOOD & GUTS (online)

Her career as an artist began in the 90s, when Skunk Anansie was formed in the sweat-drenched backrooms of London’s pubs.

Mar'20 What's Going On February 28, 2021 9 February – 24 March 2021: Shabaka Hutchings & Britten Sinfonia (online)

A central member of the new London jazz scene, clarinettist, saxophonist and composer Hutchings blurs the lines between jazz and classical music in Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, written for the legendary ‘King of Swing’ Benny Goodman. Reflecting further on the jazz idiom, he takes on Igor Stravinsky’s 3 Pieces For Clarinet Solo, then continues this theme in real time with a short solo clarinet improvisation.

Mar'20 What's Going On February 28, 2021 9 February – 24 March 2021: SEED Ensemble & guests – celebrating the music of Pharoah Sanders (online)

Celebrating the life and work of Pharoah Sanders, Cassie Kinoshi and SEED Ensemble perform from his much-revered songbook, live streamed as part of EFG London Jazz Festival 2020.

Mar'20 What's Going On February 28, 2021 9 FEBRUARY – 24 MARCH 2021: NUBYA GARCIA (ONLINE CONCERT)

Her debut album SOURCE is a dynamic and exploratory collection that has positioned her as one of the most exciting artists in the UK. Garcia had gained critical acclaim ahead of her solo release with her collectives Maisha and Nérija, and through frequent collaborations with prominent jazz musicians from the UK and abroad.

Feb'20 What's Going On January 23, 2021 03.02.2021: Movement and Stillness: Art in a Time of Crisis and Upheaval (Online)

Since 2018, our Public Conversation event has been our yearly moment to pause and reflect, inviting an audience to engage with the work of artists and thinkers on a chosen theme that responds to recent political, cultural and social changes taking place.

Jan'20 What's Going On January 18, 2021 18.01.2021: I Can’t Breathe: Black and Dead in Custody @ 19:35 hrs (today)

Mark Daly investigates why black men in the UK are more likely than white men to have force used on them by police and to die in police custody.

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