£10

Notting Hill Black history walk (May 27)

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Meet point on request

Notting Hill

London

w1

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Event description

Description

There is much more to Notting Hill than Carnival but even that history is often mis-represented. Find out about pioneering African/Caribbean people who literally fought for equality and laid the foundation for modern multi-cultural London. Why does Portobello Road have that name? Where in London is there evidence of 3500 years of African civilisation? How is Kelso Cochrane connected to Stephen Lawrence? This walk features:

  • West Indian Freedom Fighters in London
  • The White Defence League, Oswald Mosley and immigration
  • Black self empowerment, economics and community planning
  • Claudia Jones and the origins of Carnival
  • Bob Marley, Diana Ross, Muhammad Ali, Marvin Gaye, Band Aid, Rhianna,where they hung out
  • Shebeens and the Black Panthers
  • World War Two, Windrush, Segregation and Gentrification
  • Frank Chrichlow, Darcus Howe legends of Black British Civil Rights
  • Race, Class, Gender, Literature, Science and much, much more!
I would like to say, first, that our guide was phenomenal today for our walking tour through Notting Hill. I really cannot thank him enough. He truly made the history and culture of Notting Hill come alive for my students, they said it was the best walking tour they had so far this term so thank you very much! Omaar Hena, Associate Professor of English, Wake Forest University North Carolina

Walk last 2 hours .Private group bookings for schools, staff groups, birthdays possible info@blackhistorywalks.co.uk .Check out our most recent newsletter

2019
• 51 Years since the police murder of David Oluwale
• 51 years since MLK was assassinated
• 61 Years since the Notting Hill Racist Riots
• 61 years since the establishment of the West Indian Standing Conference
• 71 years of Windrush
• 101 years of Women having the vote

Events for 2019 in recognition of the above

  • Special screening of Jordan Peeles Us plus Q&A at BFI Southbank June 16th
  • Black history river cruise June 22nd
  • Trafalgar Square, St Paul's, Soho, Elephant & Castle, Notting Hill, Hackney Easter Weekend
  • African Head wrap Resistance or Fashion? Queen Nzingha lecture 41
  • The Black history of video games
  • Black presence in the National Gallery
  • How to move to the Caribbean and live Good
Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Meet point on request

Notting Hill

London

w1

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Save This Event

Event Saved