Talks

Join a variety of authors to discuss their artistic journeys, inspirations and more. Booking is essential for some events, but recommended for all, as places can be limited.

Thursday 1 October, 7-8pm

To launch Newham’s Black History Month programme, celebrated historian and TV personality, David Olusoga will discuss what Black Lives Matter means in the context of Black British history. The online... FULL DETAILS +

Monday 5 October, 7-8.30pm

A community conversation on disproportionately within the Youth Justice System and an exploration into criminal exploitation of children and young people.  The discussion will also cover county lines and the... FULL DETAILS +

Saturday 10 October 6-7.30pm

A discussion about the Windrush Scandal, featuring a documentary which is part of the Is Britain Racist series of films made by film maker, Jean Marc Aka-Kadjo. The film charts... FULL DETAILS +

Monday 12 October, 7-8.30pm

The stigma attached to school exclusions on our young people. An exploration into the implications and impact of such an event on a young person’s life. Is there life after... FULL DETAILS +

Friday 16 October, 7-8pm

An evening of poetry with award winning human rights campaigner, writer and artist, Zita Holbourne from her sell out book “Striving for Equality Freedom and Justice”. Some of the poems... FULL DETAILS +

Monday 19 October, 7-8.30pm

In the current climate food insecurity is a very real concern, with more people having to choose between paying utilities and eating than ever before.  ACFC presents:  a community conversation... FULL DETAILS +

Tuesday 20 October, 5-6.30pm

Dr Aisha Phoenix hosts a discussion about colourism – what it is and why it is important. The discussion will also feature colourism in the media, and in the context... FULL DETAILS +

Friday 23 October, 7-8pm

Meet Adunni, a teenage girl born into a rural Nigerian village.  Aged fourteen, she is a commodity, a wife, a servant.  She is also smart, funny, curious, with a spirit and joy... FULL DETAILS +

Friday 23 October, 6-7.30pm
Stratford Old Town Hall

Join local renowned comedian, Quincy, to hear Windrush Generation experiences through the eyes of young people.  Hear how those stories have impacted those young people and their aspiration for the... FULL DETAILS +

Monday 26 October, 7-8.30pm

If you do not know the direction you are heading? How will you know if you have arrived at your intended destination? This session explores the experiences of a Black... FULL DETAILS +

Tuesday 27 October, 6-7pm

Stories from Newham’s Windrush Generation who will share their memories and treasures that remind them of home. FULL DETAILS +

Tuesday 27 October, 6-7pm

In this lecture for Black History Month we shall consider the ways national institutions control and shape the narratives of Black people (African and African diasporic communities) in and of... FULL DETAILS +

Wednesday 28 October, 6-9pm
Stratford Old Town Hall

A talk by local historian, Peter Williams, author of West Ham and its Fire Brigade, about Frank Bailey. He was a migrant from Guyana who became one of the first... FULL DETAILS +

Wednesday 28 October 2020

A discussion with Newham author, Joy White, about her new book, Terraformed: Young Black Lives in the Inner City which is available from Newham Bookshop.   FULL DETAILS +

Thursday 29 October, 7-9pm

A presentation on the history of Locs, the impact of Locs past, present and future, and a virtual gallery. The event will include: Q&A session Competition Virtual gallery Guest speakers... FULL DETAILS +

Saturday 31 October, 7-8pm

DJ Norman Jay will discuss his book, Mister Good Times, with author, Sharmaine Lovegrove. It is a vivid and engaging portrait of the man behind the music that has inspired... FULL DETAILS +

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