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BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2018

Join Narrative Eye to celebrate Black History Month
with events across the country

Africans in Tudor England and the Black Renaissance
Wednesday 10th October  7-8.30pm
Acton Town Hall Library, Everyone Active Acton Centre, High Street, Acton, W3 6NE

Africans in Europe’s Renaissance as active agents of change: the historian Dr Onyeka Nubia, helps us to make sense of the African contribution to early modern societies.

 To book email t.fernande@narrative-eye.org.uk

Empire Needs Men
Tuesday 16th October 7-8pm
Southall Libary & Dominion Centre, 112 The Green, Southall, UB2 4BQ

The Empire Needs Men is an exhibition portraying the individual stories of African soldiers, their regiments, communities and their histories. This thought provoking display reveals the First World War from an African perspective and will be touring Libraries in Tower Hamlets and Ealing. This Exhibition gives real references for discussion to raise awareness and inspire black students; they have heroes and heroines that contributed to peace, similar to modern day.

 To book email t.fernande@narrative-eye.org.uk

The Empire Needs Men Exhibition will be at the following locations in October 2018:
1st-7th at The Idea Store Chrisp Street - 185 E India Dock Rd, Poplar, London E14 6BT
8th-15th at The Idea Store Watney Market - 260 Commercial Rd, London E1 2FB
16th – 31st October 2018 Southall Libary & Dominion Centre, 112 The Green, Southall, UB2 4BQ

1st – 29th November 2018 Acton Town Hall Library, Everyone Active Acton Centre, High Street, Acton, W3 6NE

Empire Needs Men Touring Exhibiton will also be in Ealing from 16th October 2018 to March 2019

The Unexpected Presence and Position of Africans in Tudor Society
Friday 26th October 7.45pm-8.45pm
Lewisham Local History Society, Methodist Church Hall, Albion Way, SE13 6BT

The Tudor period can be described as a fundamental turning point in English history. Among the glamour and intrigue that surrounds this period of history is the untold story of people of African descent. These individuals formed whole communities across England and worked and lived, not as slaves, but were embedded in the very fabric of English society from the Royal Courts to the humble tradesman and servant.

Their lives paint a picture of Tudor England that we are unfamiliar with, yet it is as essential to our understanding of this era as it is to the socio-political climate of today.

Join us to discuss the Blackamoores of England and how their lives and contribution have shaped our modern world.

 To book email info@narrative-eye.org.uk

Our Black British History
Tuesday 30th October 7pm-8.30pm
New Beacon Bookstore, Finsbury Park, LondonN4 3EN

Join Narrative Eye at New Beacon Books as we bring this years Black History Month to an end by exploring our collective experiences and achievements throughout Black British history. From early historic settlements; to our contributions in World Wars, and inventions that have changed our daily lives. This talk will show how Black British history is more than just a single story, it is an intrinsic part of British history.

Cost: £6
Booking: https://goo.gl/T9weCg

Who were the Blackamoores and where did they come from?
Wednesday 14th November 7-8.30pm
Acton Town Hall Library, Everyone Active Acton Centre, High Street, Acton, W3 6NE

This lecture seeks to explore the meaning and origins of the term Blackamoore and where Africans in early modern England came from. Why these terms are significant and to what extent they changed over time?

To book email t.fernande@narrative-eye.org.uk