Caribbean Diaspora events - UK

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Events with a Caribbean flavour in the UK


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


Notting Hill Carnival Pioneers Festival

12 August: Free family event ahead of the Notting Hill Carnival. Check out the details.

Three West Indian men at Tillbury Docks in the 1950s

Windrush: Songs in a strange land

Till 21 October : A free exhibition at the British Library.

The Entrance Hall, the British Library. This exhibition is free.


Caribbean focus at the British Library

There's more going on as the British Library hosts its Windrush exhibition. Click here for more comedy and cultural events.


Nottingham Carnival

12 August. 


The 2nd Marcus Garvey Annual Pan-Africanism Presentation

17 August:  'Pan-Africanism Made Simple'/'The Centrality Of Marcus Garvey In The Introduction Of African History Month UK.' Tickets available.


Rum and Reggae Festival: Liverpool

18 August: Tickets available online.


2018 Get Mad Fest

25 August – The Troxy is the venue for one of the pre-Notting Hill Carnival events.


Notting Hill child waves Trinidad flag   Notting Hill Carnival


25-27 August: The annual festival has a new website outlining 2018 activities.

A Far Cry from London: The Sound of the Caribbean Voice

3 September: BBC radio show Caribbean Voices (1943 to 1958) kick-started a new West Indian literary tradition in the UK. Radio producer Colin Grant shares the sounds of the show and celebrates the Caribbean voice with a night of poetry, audio, and discussions. Featuring Emily Zobel Marshal, Raymond Antrobus, Khadijah Ibrahiim, and Philip Nanton. The Knowledge Centre at the British Library.

London is the Place for Me

15 September: A weekend festival of Caribbean literature and liming: two days of vibrant performance, panels and events celebrating Caribbean culture.
Knowledge Centre, British Library.

Monsieur Seven Seas: A Tribute to Derek Walcott

21 September: Join poet and playwright Glyn Maxwell and fellow poets, friends, collaborators and former students of Derek Walcott to pay celebratory tribute. Expect readings and informal conversation.
The Knowledge Centre at the British Library.

Pop Story Gi Wi: A Celebration of Miss Lou

23 September: Storytellers Jan Blake and Amina Blackwood Meeks and poet Val Bloom share stories and poems inspired by the late Jamaican folklorist Louise Bennett Coverley (Miss Lou).
Knowledge Centre, British Library.

Translating Cultures: French Caribbean History, Literature and Migration

24 September: Immerse yourself in the rich history, heritage, literature and visual arts of the French Caribbean and its diaspora in this study day.
Knowledge Centre, British Library.


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