Hackney Library Service does Black History Month proper like

This is just a tiny bit of what’s on offer for free and for seniors.
Hackney Libraries and Black History Month events
CLR James Library
BLACK HIStory MONTH:
Fashion’s Best Kept Secret: Black people, culture and the fashion
industry
Thursday 27 October, 6.15 – 7.45pm. Please note that this event
will be held at the new Dalston CLR James Library. Whenever fashion is
discussed, the views featured – whether about textiles, couture, stylists and
designers – are very rarely from Black experts. Yet the influence of Black
cultures and history is never far away from the catwalk or the latest trends
such as ‘street wear’, ‘ethnic prints’ or ‘tribal styles’. The ideas and style
references used are often recycled from Black Britain, the African continent and
the Commonwealth. So why is the Black presence still fashion’s best kept secret?
To discuss these important themes, Words of Colour Productions Executive
Director Joy Francis will chair a debate with a panel including Brenda Emmanus
(to be confirmed), Arts, Culture and Entertainment Correspondent for BBC London
News, Zoe Whitley, Victoria and Albert Museum and fashion veteran Sharon
Franklin. Book in advance by contacting CLR James library. Age 15 years+.
OTHER EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:
Hackney Central Library
Below you’ll find a list of forthcoming events at Hackney Central
Library. To find out how to contact and visit the library please see the Hackney
Central Library branch page.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH:
African Cultural Memory in the Caribbean
Wednesday 5 October, 6.15 –
7.45pm. Dr Morgan Dalphinis will examine African cultural memory in the
Caribbean and amongst the Caribbean Diaspora in England, through an examination
of African continuities in Caribbean Creole Languages and use of European
languages, as well as in Caribbean oral literature and writing. No booking
required, for age 18 years+
Experience Afrikan Yoga
Wednesday 19 October, 6.30 – 7.45pm. African Yoga is the original
authentic healing art. You’ll warm up with the elements Fire, Water, Air and
Earth and rejuvenate, relax and re-energize the mind, body and soul. You’ll also
get the opportunity to sign up to a seven-week Afrikan Yoga workshop at Stamford
Hill Library commencing Wednesday 9 November, 10.30am – 12pm. Ask the
facilitator for more details.
An evening of Poetry and Prose
with eminent Poet John Prince
Thursday 20 October, 6 – 7.45pm.
Come along and hear this broad spectrum of human experience as John Prince reads
from his latest work, expressed in his masterful and insightful style.
Refreshments will be provided. No booking required, for all
ages.
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