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!
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.

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!

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.
Camden Black History Season logo

BOLO Business Podcast Live Panel

Free event Creatives discussion Black History Season
Black Owned London (BOLO) bring you this business podcast, the live final episode of a series looking at inspiring individuals seizing opportunities.
Poster for health and wellbeing workshops run by Hello Love.

Health and Wellbeing with Hello Love

Health and wellbeing Talks and workshops Black History Season
Join Hello Love for a variety of health and wellbeing events.
Poster advertising Windrush in Camden Exhibition

Windrush in Camden Exhibition

History exhibition Free Black History Season
A free exhibition documenting Windrush Pioneers like Claudia Jones, David Pitt, Jerry Williams, and more.
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.

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'.

Inua Ellams and Fuel present: An Evening with an Immigrant

Black History Season Immigrant stories Poetry
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.

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.

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.
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.


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

Somali Culture Day

Community day Free event Black History Season
Join us to celebrate the beauty of all things Somali!
Photo montage of 50 years of hip hop celebration poster

Hello Love Celebrates 50 Years of Hip Hop

Black owned brands Music and DJs Black History Season
Join Hello Love to celebrate 50 years of hip hop!
Image collage of Black history

We Were Here

Camden biographies Free exhibit Black History Season
A collection of eight biographies of significant individuals of African and Caribbean heritage who have lived, worked or studied in Camden.

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.

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.

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.

London Recruits Film

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

Camden Wedding Fair 2023

Wedding planning Civil partnership planning Free event
Come find out everything you might need to know about getting married or a civil partnership in the heart of London.
A vibrant Caribbean front room with many decorations reflecting cultural heritage

The Caribbean Front Room – Stories from Windrush and Beyond

Windrush Community Installation
Step back in time in the Caribbean Front Room installation that explores the front room and the crucial role it played in bringing the community together.

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.
Photo collage of Sarah White and friends

Celebrating the Life of Sarah Swinburne White

Public discussion Celebration Black History Season
A tribute to the pioneering radical publisher and campaigner.
Image collage of Black fashion show

Lens to Runway Artist Takeover

Cultural intervention Fashion Black History Season
A series of talks, live performances and vibes, exploring the impact of black music in Camden and the UK.
Collage featuring text and headshots

The Year of Black Workers

Music and public talks Free event Black History Season
Camden Black Workers Group (CBWG) presents an epic, enjoyable and inspirational event especially for you this Black History Season.
The Morphea

The Morphea

Bloomsbury Festival Further Than The Edge Theatre
Further Than The Edge in association with Bloomsbury Festival 2023 brings you The Morphea, an original tale for the theatre.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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
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.