The Arts...Black History Month Guide
Some of London's coolest exhibitions and events for Black History Month.
Credit: James Barnor
In every issue we feature what's going on within the world of "The Arts". There are some amazing events and exhibitions during the month of October. We have shared some events happening during October and beyond.
If you see any events, please do list them in the comments below.
JAMES BARNOR: ACCRA/LONDON
- A RESTROSPECTIVE
Untitled, 1975. Photograph: James Barnor
British-Ghanaian photographer James Barnor has been taking photos for six decades. James has travelled between two continents, as a studio portraitist, photojournalist and Black lifestyle photographer. His photos document major social and political changes in London and Accra.
UNTIL 24 OCTOBER 2021
Lubaina Himid, Le Rodeur: The Exchange, 2016
Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid has a theatrical exhibition highlighting her recent work. Lubaina has contributed to the British Black arts movement by expressing and recognising a Black woman’s creative experience. You can find out more about Lubaina’s creative journey in Issue 3, The Happy Issue. For more information, here.
UNTIL 3 JULY 2022
EMPRESS AND ANIYA
Candice Carty-Williams is a writer and author of the Sunday Times bestselling Queenie. Empress & Aniya is her new YA novel, warm, moving and showing the importance of genuine friendship. Candice will be in conversation with Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff, the editor of Black Joy.
23 OCTOBER 2021
BOLD, BLACK, BRITISH
Curated by Aindrea Emelife, showcasing the legacy and influence of Black British artists. Highlights span from pioneering icons of the 80s, Sonia Boyce and Marlene Smith, to upcoming and contemporary names, including Samson Kambalu.
We do recommend visiting, however there is a virtual tour available here.
UNTIL 21 OCTOBER 2021
CHRISTIES KING STREET
CELEBRATING THE WINDRUSH GENERTION
Veronica Ryan is a Montserrat-born, British sculptor. Her new work is installed at the heart of community life in the borough of Hackney. As part of the Windrush Generation recognition. The series of large marble and bronze sculptures, represents Caribbean fruit and vegetables, this can be found near St.Augustine's Tower in Hackney. Moving over to England when she was small, has a huge influence within her work. Narratives of migration and movement visiting East London markets as a child.
Veronica Ryan OBE, ‘Custard Apple (Annonaceae), Breadfruit (Moraceae), and Soursop (Annonaceae), 2021’ (detail).
We shall be adding more 👀 as the month goes on....If you find any cool events please do comment below!