This week’s round-up of ‘must do’ arts, exhibitions and events from Oracle
Africans For JC Values Conference
128 Theobalds Rd | 30 April 2016 from 15:00 to 18:00
This is a consideration of Jeremy Corbyn’s plans and a discussion the workings of politics.
Digging More Deeply Into 10 Points Jeremy Corbyn (JC) Is Standing To Deliver
Explaining How The Parliamentary System Works/How Does One Become A Councillor Or Parliamentarian?
Importance Of Language & Mini Quiz
Young-ish Person’s Perspective: ‘Why I Joined The Labour Party’; poetry
What Lessons Can We Learn From The Labour Party Black Sections?
Patrick Vernon (Labour Party’s Race Equality Advisory Group),
Marc Wadsworth (former Labour Party Black Sections),
Mr & Mrs KB Asante (former Kwame Nkrumah aide, health professional & student activists),
Zita Holbourne (BARAC),
Esther Stanford-Xosei (GAPP),
28 Theobalds Road
Canada Heights | 15 May 2016
Sidcup & District MC Club
Round 1 of the
ACU South Eastern
Experience the roars and excitement of Motorcross biking.
Canada Heights is situated in Button Street,
Swanley, Kent, BR8 8DX (Google Map),which is off the A20 between Farningham and Swanley.
The London Motor Show
Battersea Evolution | Thursday 6 – 8 May 2016
Experience American cars from Dodge and Cadillac through to Chevrolet on the Clive Sutton display.
The show includes an opportunity to experience the technology of simulation when you are put in some of the most up to date supercars. Using original BBC footage and presented in full HD you feel the full force of acceleration, slick gear changes and phenomenal braking.
The London Motor show supports a restoration programme.
See at first hand the most iconic historic car at the show, The Bluebird, a 1920 350hp Sunbeam, and experience its engine in its full glory.
You can meet the team behind The BLOODHOUND Project a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1000mph world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. There is full-size model on show.
Children under 11 go free!
Two children under 11 go free per full paying adult
Black Chronicles Photographic Portraits 1862 – 1948
National Portrait Gallery | 18 May – 11 December 2016
Black Chronicles showcases over forty photographs that present a unique snapshot of black lives and experiences in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Britain. These portraits of individuals of African and Asian heritage bear witness to Britain’s imperial history of empire and expansion. Pictures include of members of an African choir who performed in London for Queen Victoria in 1891.
These pictures highlight an important and complex black presence in Britain before 1948, a watershed moment when the Empire Windrush brought the first large group of Caribbean immigrants to Britain.
This display is part of Autograph ABP’s The Missing Chapter, an ongoing archive research programme supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Autograph ABP is a London-based arts charity that works internationally in photography and film, race, representation, cultural identity and human rights.
Ticket Free admission
Thursday-Friday 10:00 – 21:00
National Portrait Gallery
St Martin’s Place
London WC2H 0HE
Tel 020 7306 0055