We host a range of cultural events in Islington that share vital perspectives and ideas, which are typically unheard or underrepresented in the mainstream. From 2010 - 2015 we delivered Islington's official Black History Month Festival, an incredibly popular programme of film screenings and community events, which were attended by thousands of people (see below).
Since launching our All World History All Year Round campaign in 2015, we've been working to offer a year-round events programme of diverse and thought provoking art, history, literature, music and food, connecting people from all backgrounds, across London. The programme is inspired by the radicalism and positivity of our BHM festivals. Examples of these events include a screening of the political documentary The Supreme Price, at King's Place; a book launch with award-winning author Anjan Sundaram at Housman's Bookshop and summer party of poetry, music and discussion with award-winning poet and political commentator Anthony Anaxagorou at the amazing Global Generation's Skip Garden in King's Cross. We are currently fundraising to continue to offer these important cultural events in Islington.
For more information; to show your support or to discuss an idea for an event, contact our Programmes Director, Mona Bani (on the left) on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why is it needed? Because you told us so! Check out testimonials from our previous events:
Young people's feedback at Generation Revolution Film Screening, Feb 2017
"I found the event insightful, brave and very beautiful. Very touching and real"
"Well done for programming this black LGBT event - it was wonderful to see images on film I can TRULY relate to - Thank You. More please"
“Wonderful engaging film, thought provoking and honest portrayal”
“Thanks for the opportunity to see a film I probably would never have seen”
“This was a fantastic and much needed film I hope more people get to see this”
“The film was interesting, inspiring and emotional”
“It was a brilliant film that educated me, more importantly recounting events in the era that I was born”
“This event is amazing and it should not only be done in October”
“Fantastic must follow it up.”
“Brilliant film keep spreading the information”
“Thought provoking film and discussion, thanks”
“Insightful, empowering, refreshing”
“Needs to be shown again”
“Great fun, very educational”
“Today’s film was inspiring, explorative and the interesting also it offers us the chance of
taking of the necessary action of giving ourselves and our community much needed
“The film should be used as an educational tool”
“Brilliant film panel and discussion great mix of young people and older people nicely chaired"
“I was educated on the history of Mandela that I didn’t know so well and the organisation was great thank you”
“Brilliant choice of film, learned so much. Really nice ambience with nice food, made it very relaxed and gave the freedom to chat with others about the film”.
“the subject matter was great but also the feeling of a community of like-minded people meeting up to explore their admiration for people standing up for justice”
“good atmosphere, great location & a really well chosen film”
“great to meet new people and know a new community centre!"
“It was informal, lovely music, and good refreshments”
“Fantastic to find more out about Audre Lorde”
“Great film and positive-talking”