Caribbean Diaspora events - UK

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Events with a Caribbean flavour in the UK


From history to culture, Caribbean Intelligence provides dates for your UK diary with a love of and a respect for the Caribbean in mind..... 


A revolutionary legacy - Haiti and Toussaint Louverture

Running at the British Museum to 22 April

Inaugural ACS Alumni Leaders Forum

27 April: The African-Caribbean Alumni Network (A-CAN) hosts the inaugural ACS Leaders Forum at City Hall. You will need to register.


St Paul's/Bank Black History Walk 

28 April:  Discover secret alleyways and enormous buildings all connected to Africa and the Caribbean. Register for tickets.


Black Panther's African history and the books to prove it 

28 April: Millions have seen Black Panther but not realised the film references real African history. For each fact revealed we will list at least one book/DVD which illustrates the actual black history shown in the film. Tickets available.

Rum and Reggae Festival: Glasgow

5 May: Tickets are available.

photo outside CLR James Library  Hackney (Dalston) Black History Walk


6 May: This walk recognises 70 years since the SS Windrush arrived from the Caribbean.This tour starts with the 1950's and goes right up to the 21st century. The walk includes Black music history soul, reggage, rave and acid: the legendary 4 Aces. You’ll need a ticket.

Black Genealogy: Secrets of the 1817 Slave Registers Uncovered

22 May: Trailblazing author and family historian Paul Crooks captivates his audience with an account of how he traced his African forebears enslaved on a sugar plantation in Jamaica, 200 years ago. Organised by Ancestry Talks – you’ll need to register.


Rum and Reggae Festival: Cardiff

26 May: Tickets available online.


Rum and Reggae Festival: Newcastle

23 June: Tickets available online.


Rum and Reggae Festival: Edinburgh

21 July. Tickets online.

Rum and Reggae Festival: Leeds

28 July: Grab your tickets online.

Rum and Reggae Festival: Liverpool

18 August: Tickets available online.


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