Race equality and Black history cultural events

Introduction to the programme of events

H&F Council is leading the way in developing and promoting widely a calendar of events which can be appreciated by all and which are accessible and informative both to the workforce and our residents, schools, academies and other educational institutions, suppliers and stakeholders to enhance learning and education for all.

Peter Parkin, our race equality lead for the H&F Experience and Black History Network, works in conjunction with presenters such as Robin Walker, Avril Walker, Black History Studies and others to provide a varied programme of culture, entertainment, honest dialogue and education.

For more information or to contact the team email blackhistoryexperience@lbhf.gov.uk.

Current events

A night with Professor David Olusoga – online talk

Date: Friday 11 November
Time: 6-7pm
Where: Online
Registration: Join the event by booking a free ticket on the Fulham Palace website

We are excited to announce this exclusive talk by Professor Olusoga, hosted jointly by Fulham Palace Trust and Hammersmith & Fulham Council's heritage team.

Professor Olusoga will be picking up on some of his key areas of interest: How we can all get involved in finding about our local history; the importance of teaching Black history as part of the national curriculum; and supporting teachers and pupils to get involved by highlighting resources that they can use.

He will then be turning to a new artist-led community project at Fulham Palace, focussing on the historic role of the Bishop of London in relation to colonialism and transatlantic slavery.

Finally, as we approach Remembrance Sunday, Professor Olusoga will touch on the role of Black people in both World Wars.

David Olusoga is a British-Nigerian historian, broadcaster and film-maker. His most recent TV series include Empire (BBC Two), Black and British: A Forgotten History (BBC Two), The World’s War (BBC Two), four seasons of A House Through Time (BBC Two) and the BAFTA winning Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners (BBC Two).

David is also the author of Black & British: A Forgotten History which was awarded both the Longman-History Today Trustees Award and the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize. His other books include The World’s War, which won First World War Book of the Year in 2015, The Kaiser’s Holocaust: Germany’s Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism and Civilizations: Encounters and the Cult of Progress.

David was also a contributor to the Oxford Companion to Black British History and writes for The Guardian and is a columnist for The Observer and BBC History Magazine. He is also one of the three presenters on the BBC's landmark arts series Civilizations.

In 2020 he held an exclusive interview with former President of the United States, Barack Obama. David's most recent book Black and British: A Short, Essential History won the Children's Illustrated and Non-Fiction book of the year at the 2021 British Book Awards.

Archived events

Archived race equality and Black history cultural events. These events have now passed and are provided as an information resource.

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For more information or to contact the team email blackhistoryexperience@lbhf.gov.uk.

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