Last weekend of 2017 Telegraph Hill Festival

The final weekend coming up of the 2017 Telegraph Hill Festival, plenty of events still to come - see programme for full details. Its open studios weekend, a perfect opportunity to see some local art and nose around other people's houses (go on, admit it). I missed the South East London Folk Orchestra (SELFolk) a couple of ...

Stan Firm inna Inglan at Tate Britian

 Tate Britain gallery is currently displaying 'Stan Firm inna Inglan: Black Diaspora in London, 1960s-1970s', featuring images by 'eight photographers who documented Black communities in London: Raphael Albert, Bandele 'Tex' Ajetunmobi, James Barnor, Colin Jones, Neil Kenlock, Dennis Morris, Syd Shelot and Al Vanedenberg'.There are a number of outstanding South London images to be seen, ...

Refugees Welcome Here meeting in New Cross

Tonight (Tuesday 1st March, 7 pm), Stand up to Racism South East London is holding a 'Refugees Welcome Here' public meeting in Room 137a, main building (RHB), Goldsmiths University, New Cross, SE14 6NWSpeakers include:Imam Shakeel Begg - Lewisham Islamic CentreVicky Foxcroft, MP - Labour, Lewisham DeptfordShakira Martin - NUS Further Education Vice PresidentDenis Fernando - Stand up ...

Mek’ it Blow: police raid New Cross Jah Shaka Blues Dance (1975)

From the groundbreaking black radical magazine, Race Today (May 1975), a report on 'the atmosphere of tension that has gripped the community of black youth in South London following a police invasion of a blues dance at Malpas Road, New Cross, on Saturday 26th April'. 'More than 200 young blacks danced to the sound of the ...

‘Blacks Brittanica’ in New Cross

This Thursday 30th October, 7pm in the Cinema (room RHB 185) at Goldsmiths, University of London, SE14 6NW:'South London Anti-Fascists are proud to host a screening of David Koff's 1978 documentary 'Blacks Britannica'.Blacks Britannica shows the realities of race and class in 1970s Britain with rare honesty and is a powerful base for thinking about ...

Divided by Race, United in War and Peace

On Friday 19th September (7:30 pm) there's a screening of ‘Divided by Race, United in War and Peace’ at St Catherine’s Church, Pepys Road, Telegraph Hill, SE14 5TY. Tickets are £5 / £3 (including snacks) and can be booked at www.thc.ticketsource.co.uk'Divided by Race, United in War and Peace is a warm and life-affirming film, directed ...

Ex-Dulwich College ‘fascist’ seeks your protest vote

Channel 4 news reported this week that when UKIP leader Nigel Farage was a pupil at Dulwich College in the early 1980s teachers complained about his appointment as a prefect on account of his apparent 'fascist' sympathies. A letter written in June 1981 to the college head by teacher Chloe Deakin states that the matter ...

Time for a Lewisham Travellers Site

The shocking case of children being snatched by the state from their own parents in Ireland (and the accompanying press coverage) has highlighted the racism faced by Romani Gypsies and travellers. The rush of the tabloids to imply that travellers across Europe are going around stealing pretty blonde children reminded me of the medieval blood libel that ...

Black Power Mixtape at New Cross Learning

As part of its Black History Month programme, New Cross Learning (283 New Cross Road) is putting on a free showing of the film 'Black Power Mix Tape' on Wednesday 23 October, 7 pm. The film, made by Goran Olsson, is a compilation of amazing footage of the Black Panther Party and other radical activists in ...

‘Go Home’ Racist Van Meeting in New Cross

On July 22nd 2013, the Home Office sent its infamous 'Go Home or Face Arrest' vans out on the streets in parts of London, targeting undocumented migrants. The next day, a shopkeeper in Peckham (Sally from Persepolis) tweeted that a racist had shouted that she 'f*** off back home'There's no surprize in this sequence of ...