North London Food & Culture

Black History Month 2022: 5 picks across Camden

We pick 5 events from a full Black History programme that runs until the end of November


As we all know, what is now the borough of Camden has a long, layered past, so why not come and hear expert Shirley Fortune give the breakdown of the area’s Black history? While Bloomsbury is now the medical and educational epicentre of London, famous for its garden squares and elegant Georgian houses, there’s also an African/Caribbean history here with ‘Black fingerprints’ running through its heart – if you know where to look. Find out more on Tues 18th Oct, 2-6pm, more here.


Join a panel of experts to learn how Black entrepreneurs are building empires online by using their influence and creativity. Following this will be an engaging discussion on community building with Black Pound Day founder and So Solid Crew member, Swiss. The event takes place at the British Library and will be live streamed. Tue 18th Oct, 6-9pm, more here.


The next Black History tour of the British Museum by Black History Studies is Sunday 16th October, sharing detailed knowledge about the artefacts on display. The idea is to inspire, engage and educate the community on the artefacts held in the British Museum: there are, for example, extensive collections from the historic societies of Africa. Highlights include the Bronzes of Benin and the Egyptian Gallery. Sun 16th Oct, 2-5pm, more here.

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Loose Ends. Photo: PR


One of the most successful UK soul bands of the 1980s, Loose Ends first hit the charts in 1985 with ‘Hanging on a String’ which went to number one in the USA and Top 10 in the UK. More hits followed on both sides of the Atlantic with ‘Magic Touch’, ‘Slow Down’ and ‘Watching You (Watching Me)’. In 1990 two of the original members, Jane Eugene and Steve Nichol, left the band and were replaced with Linda Carriere and Sunay Suleyman, joining founding member Carl McIntosh. Catch them live on Sat 22nd Oct at Jazz Café, more here.



Join the Jewish Museum London for a tour revealing objects relating to Black History (see pic, above). It will highlight objects in the collection that reflect Black and Jewish history, exploring the role of ‘Blackness’ in religious texts, the impact of allyship between communities, the intersections of Black and Jewish identities, and more. Sun 23th Oct, more here.

For the full list of events for Camden’s Black History Month, click here.

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