What's On

Tippa Irie and Jacanda Books Present: Stick to My Roots

Book launch Reggae and Black British music Black History Season
Come celebrate the much-anticipated autobiography from the legendary reggae artist Tippa Irie!

Supper Clubs in Camden

Black History Season Caribbean cuisine Camden dining
Camden Black History Season is proud to present 4 supper clubs that celebrate some of the best Caribbean food in the borough!

Somali Culture Day

Community day Free event Black History Season
Join us to celebrate the beauty of all things Somali!
Illustrated portrait of three pioneering gay Black men from Camden

Three Camden Stories

LGBTQ+ history Black History Season Public Talk
Join cultural researcher Shaun Wallace and Historian of Black Britain Stephen Bourne as they delve into local Black and LGBTQ+ history.
Illustrated hands to advertise Black Mary Open Day

Black Mary Project Open Day

Free event Health and wellbeing Black History Season
Drop in to Calthorpe Community Gardens and find out all about the Black Mary Project.

Celebrating Phillis Wheatley: Prodigy. Poet. Celebrity. Slave.

Stage performance Panel discussion Black History Season
Join us for a celebration of the 250th anniversary of the first book in English by an African-American, published in September 1773 by the 19-year old enslaved prodigy Phillis Wheatley.

Africa Writes 2023

Black History Season African and diasporic literature Hybrid event
The UK’s largest celebration of contemporary African and diaspora literature, featuring a vibrant programme of talks, readings and performance that explore this year’s theme of Intangible Heritage – a meditation on the things that make us who we are.

Family Culture Bugs at the Charles Dickens Museum

Family event Free event Arts and Crafts
The Charles Dickens Museum is looking to recruit a number of families to provide some free, fun cultural activities whilst also gathering some crucial feedback on their museum.
a poster with a brick background and 2 blue circles that say that the first english kindergarten was , opened in 1853 on Tavistock Place, now the Seacole Social café and that is an audio tour

Playing with blocks

Audio Podcast Education
Free audio tour podcast following a short walking route around Tavistock Square, exploring the story of the first English-speaking Kindergarten

SWITCH Exhibition

Art exhibition Free exhibition Audiovisual journey
SWITCH exhibition is an audiovisual journey into the psyche of a shape-shifting puppet maker: Shady Lady. Entertaining, magical, and provocative, SWITCH traverses the space between fashion, tech, and performance art.

50 LGBTQI+ People Who Changed The World

LGBTQI+ rights Free exhibition Art exhibition
This extraordinary installation, in collaboration with Aurora Metro Studios from Richmond, celebrates the invaluable contributions of activists, writers, and artists who have fought for the rights of LGBTQI+ people throughout the world. Now extended through 4 September!
Refugee astronaut structure carrying things in a net

Being Human

Exhibition Art Free
In Being Human, the meaning of being human in the twenty-first century is examined. It captures our hopes and anxieties over emerging medical knowledge as well as how we relate to ourselves, others, and the outside world.

Black Victorians - Dance Performance

Free event Black History Season 19th Black history
Black Victorians explores complex, but often forgotten, black presence in pre-Windrush Britain, by calling attention to previously hidden figures and challenges historical and contemporary perceptions.


Black History Season Black Owned London Black entrepreneurship
Join Black Owned London (BOLO) and Camden Council to usher in Black History Season!

Lens to the Runway at Outernet

Digital installation Free event Camden Black Creatives
Lens To Runway is a series of cultural interventions curated by members of Camden Black Creatives.
Claudia Jones speaking

Camden Black Radicals: Saluting Our Sisters

Black History Season Public talk Black resistance
This talk celebrates the lives of Camden women activists and their significant work in civil rights, social justice and Pan-Africanism.

Cold Islanders Presents: Caribbean Folklore Storytelling Session

Bloomsbury Festival Free event Black History Season
Join Cold Islanders, a community based platform, for storytelling, reminiscing and discussions of Caribbean folklore and cherished fairytales.

Peter Brathwaite on Black Portraiture

Public talk Black Portraiture Black History Season
Join Peter Brathwaite for a journey through representations of Black subjects in Western art.

Camden Community Health Event

Health and wellbeing Black History Season Free event
This event is for everyone but there is a focus is on promoting all aspects of black health and wellbeing - physical, mental, and sexual health - with the aim of raising awareness and improving community access to services.

Women's Emerging Artist Painting and Photography Award 2023

Women in art Free art exhibition Arts and culture
This exhibition offers a genuine opportunity for emerging women artists to further their careers and for art collectors to invest in the future of the art world’s emerging talent.

NHS 75 Who Cares for Camden? - Online Exhibition

Online exhibition NHS 75 Who Cares for Camden?
Online exhibition of 'Who Cares for Camden?'
A mic on template saying podcasts coming soon

Windrush Podcasts

Windrush Podcast Audio
In this podcast series, three episodes were recorded to provide a space for the community to influence the conversation on the impact and legacies of Windrush in the borough of Camden.

Inua Ellams and Fuel present: An Evening with an Immigrant

Black History Season Immigrant stories Poetry
Award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams tells his ridiculous, fantastic, poignant immigrant story of escaping fundamentalist Islam, finding friendship in Dublin, performing solo at the National Theatre, and drinking wine with the Queen of England.

London Recruits Film

Anti-Apartheid Legacy Film Black History Season
The anti-apartheid struggle has a new secret weapon.

Black To The Future Presents: Genre Marauders

Afro-Futurism Hybrid event Black History Season
A demystification of genre writing across books and games, launching Black To The Future, an Afro-Futurist festival.

Kunda Kids x Swiss Cottage Library Workshops

Free workshops STEM Black History Season
Kunda Kids and Swiss Cottage Library present two workshops for kids!

Black in Business

Black History Season Networking event Free event
Entrepreneurs, start ups and businesses owners from black and global majority backgrounds have an opportunity to network at Cafe Koko.

ALBUM: An installation by Karis Richards

Art installation Pop culture Black History Season
For her first solo exhibition, Digital Illustrator Karis Richards presents ALBUM: a series of portraits of iconic past performances by Black artists.

Late at the Library: Drexciyan Realms

Afro-Futurism Music Black History Season
A night of electronic music, art and fantasy inspired by the extraordinary vision of Drexciya, whose futuristic sound was entwined with an alternate Black history and mythology.

Alexis Chabala: Cause I Know I'm A Meet You At The Cross Road

Photography exhibition Black History Season Free event
Through a compelling collection of photographs, this exhibition invites viewers to explore the intricate relationship between mortality, spirituality, and the pivotal moment of transcendence.

Camden Black History Walks

African and Caribbean History Public history Black History Season
Join Shirley Fortune, a qualified Camden guide leading a walk on Camden’s Black History from a different angle.

Explore Africa! Workshops

Free event Black History Season Activities for families
Join us for engaging workshops perfect for families and learners of all ages – an opportunity to connect, learn, and celebrate the diversity of Africa together.

'New Bloomsbury Set' Writers of Colour Digital Book Club

Free online event Black History Season Book club
Join Tamera Heron, a freelance writer and digital storyteller, as part of the Bloomsbury Festival's New Bloomsbury Set project to discuss 'Black Cake'.

Somali Week Festival: Trailblazers and Innovators

Black History Season Diasporic literature and film Panel discussion
This year Kayd’s Somali Week Festival, the biggest festival of its kind outside of the Horn of Africa, celebrates its 15th birthday.

WritersMosaic Presents: Abolition and the Atlantic Slave Trade

Writers discussion Music Black History Season
Join writer Bonnie Greer and historian SI Martin as they explore Britain’s role in the Atlantic slave trade, for the launch of Abolition by WritersMosaic founding editor, Gabriel Gbadamosi.