Exhibitions

Making Jamaica: Photography from the 1890s

24 February - 22 April 2017 @ Rivington Place

Making Jamaica explores how a new image of Jamaica was created through photography in the late nineteenth century.

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Exhibitions

Syd Shelton

Rock Against Racism

11 February - 9 April 2017 @ Street Level Photoworks

Between 1976 and 1981, the movement Rock Against Racism (RAR) confronted racist ideology in the streets, parks and town halls of Britain. RAR was formed by a collective of musicians and political activists to fight fascism and racism through music.

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Exhibitions

Vron Ware

13 Dead, Nothing Said

9 March - 27 May 2017 @ Goldsmiths University of London

Vron Ware’s photographs documenting the Black People’s Day of Action (1981) will be on public display for the first time in this free exhibition.

The images bear witness to an important moment of cultural resistance in post-war Britain's history of community organising.

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Events

East Meets West

Our Friends Party

Sat 25 March, 1 - 5pm @ Rivington Place

Join us for an informal afternoon social in our new education space.

Enjoy traditional foods (Habesha), dancing, music, a pop-up exhibition and traditional clothes – selected by Autograph ABP’s Canvas(s) group.

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Exhibitions

The Great Conflict, Brixton Riots & other films

24 February - 22 April 2017 @ Rivington Place

Nine short films featuring rare footage of Brixton during the 1960s to 1980s by Clovis Salmon, aka ‘Sam The Wheels’.

A self-taught filmmaker, Salmon began filming his neighbourhood in Brixton in 1959. His unique archive of Super 8 celluloid films includes church and community events, activism, local struggles and the aftermath of the 1981 Brixton Riots.

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Events

Sankofa Lives! Exploring the Roots & Routes of Jamaican Identity

Thur 6 April. Doors open 6pm, talk 6:30 - 7:30pm @ Rivington Place

In this highly interactive talk, Dr Lez Henry will journey with you through this aspect of Jamaican history, in an endeavour to make known some of the historical continuities that link that period of emancipation to contemporary aspects of Jamaican Identity.

We will do so in concordance with the Sankofa Spirit and 'go back and fetch it', to get a greater overstanding of that historical moment in the lives of the people who lived 'in the land of wood and water'.

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Making Jamaica and the Tropical Picturesque: A Tourist Guide

Thurs 13 April. Doors open 6pm, talk 6.30 - 7.30pm @ Rivington Place

The photographs in our Making Jamaica exhibition were reproduced as postcards to promote this British colony as a potential site of tourist adventure on the international stage at the height of modernity, and in the depths of modernism.

Dr. Michael McMillan’s interactive talk will take the audience on a ‘tour’ playing with the idea of the ‘tourist guide’ while raising questions about how in these images the subjects are portrayed as industrious and contented after slavery, the places as idyllic sites of ‘unspoiled beauty’, and the buildings as familiar as elsewhere in the Empire.

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