The Black Cultural Archives works from the heart of Lambeth, giving a special acknowledgement to the individuals and families who came to Lambeth seeking a better life and to contribute to the economy of Britain.
S I Martin is one of the UK’s foremost researchers specialising in the experience of Britain’s Black communities. He will be available to answer questions on a one-to-one basis on family history and give advice on starting your family tree. Drop in to see him – bring along your family photos and stories and maybe you’ll be in the Black Cultural Archive!
Learn about the African symbols known as Adinkra. Discover the Ancient African history that conveys traditional wisdom, aspects of life and the environment. The Adinkra symbols of the Ashanti in Ghana are timeless and still used today on fabric, walls, in pottery, woodcarvings, and logos. Learn their hidden meaning through animation, films, and folktales. Use the textile stamps to create your own designs on a T- shirt or cloth bag for a donation of £1 in this family workshop.