Black History Walks and Neil Kenlock Event

In the 1970s Neil Kenlock was the official photographer of the Black Panther party based in Brixton, London. He was also a photographer for West Indian World, one of the first national black British newspapers. This one-on-one interview and Q&A hosted by Black History Walks will review some of Neil Kenlock’s amazing photographic archive and discover the hidden stories of Black British Civil Rights leaders and fashion icons.

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Tue 6 November 2018 at 18:30 – 20:30 (Free)

Fashion Retail Academy, 15 Gresse Street, London, W1T 1QL

Meet the photographer Neil Kenlock at Islington Central Library

The Expectations exhibition tells the story of Black British community leaders taken by photographer Neil Kenlock. Kenlock’s collection covers two decades from the 1960s to the 1970s, giving a unique insight into the lives and experiences of the first generation, African and Caribbean leaders who settled in the UK and influenced society. This Q&A session will take place in the exhibition with Neil Kenlock and the author Lloyd Bradley and will be an opportunity to meet the photographer and learn more about this work.

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Thursday 8 November 2018 at 18:30 – 20:00 (Free)

Central Library, 2 Fieldway Crescent, London, N5 1PF

In conversation: Neil Kenlock and Mike Phillips the National Portrait Gallery

Photographer Neil Kenlock discusses his current project, Expectations, with writer and journalist Mike Phillips. On display at Black Cultural Archives in Brixton until 24 October and then Islington Central Library from 30th October – 25th November, Expectations explores notions of black British leadership in the 1960s and ‘70s, including rare prints of key figures such as the formidable anti-discrimination, women’s and squatter’s rights campaigner Olive Morris, broadcaster, writer and campaigner Darcus Howe, and  a historic meeting between the community pioneer Courtney Law and the then Home Secretary, Lord Jenkins.

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Friday 9th November 2018 at 19:00 (Free)

Ondaatje Wing Theatre. National Portrait Gallery, St Matin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE

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Teachers’ Seminar: Cultural Diversity: Representing people who matter, past and present at the National Portrait Gallery

This Teacher’s Seminar explores issues of race and representation. This new display Black is the New Black by Simon Frederick will explore the representation of black British achievement and leadership through portraiture with guest speakers including photographer Neil Kenlock, Artist Educator Jean Campbell and members of the Young Historians Project. ‘Black is the New Black’ brings together 37 photographic portraits of exceptional figures from the world of politics, business, culture, religion and science to celebrate black British achievement today. The portraits were made as part of Frederick’s acclaimed BBC Two documentary series of 2016 on black culture in modern Britain. This new display will be held in the Gallery.

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Friday 12 October 2018 at 17:45 – 20:00 (Free)

National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE