Events this week

East Meets West
Our Friends Party

Sat 25 March, 1 - 5pm

Rivington Place / London / UK

Free event

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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Events this month

Sankofa Lives! Exploring the Roots & Routes of Jamaican Identity

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

Rivington Place / London / UK

Exhibition tour / talk, £2

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 / London / UK

Talk / tour, £2

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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Open Call
Q&A session

Sat 15 April, 2 - 3pm

Rivington Place / London / UK

Free event, booking essential

We're inviting creative practitioners to propose an event or activity to happen at our building Rivington Place in Shoreditch, London between July 17 – March 18.

Proposals will be selected by our programming team: you can learn more and ask us questions on Sat 15th April at Rivington Place. This sessions are free, but booking essential due to limited space.

It is not essential to attend the Q&A session in order to submit a proposal.

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Ghana at 60:
Photography, prose and performance

Friday 12 May, 7 - 9pm

Rivington Place / London / UK

£3, booking essential

Ghana was the first nation in Sub-Saharan Africa to gain independence from colonial rule on 6th March 1957 spearheaded by the remarkable visionary Osaygefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah.

To mark this 60th year of Ghanaian independence in 2017, young Londoners of Ghanaian heritage explore their cultural identity and how it manifests in their creative contribution as part of the wider African Diaspora.

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