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Oct 29

Black Lives: George Padmore: PanAfricanism in Somers Town

October 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:20 pm

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Pioneering black activist, Pan-Africanist leader, brought revolutionaries and global thinkers to an unassuming street in Camden…

Join us online for a fascinating Talk + Q&A: a Journey through the life of George Padmore, pioneering black activist, Pan-Africanist and leader, who lived in Somers Town, bringing leading revolutionanires and leading thinkers to the unassuming Cranleigh Street in Camden.

Expert & Academic Dr Leslie James, World Historian, will be in conversation with Professor Esther Leslie.

Enjoy this journey via maps, video and conversation.

George Padmore’s local links & plaque are covered in our new Publication, Journeys which can be bought as an Add on to the ticket at a reduced price.

Who’s who

Dr Leslie James, Senior Lectuer in World History

Recent Publications: “Essential Things Such as Typewriters”: Development Discourse, Trade Union Expertise, and the Dialogues of Decolonization between the Caribbean and West Africa’ Journal of Social History (2019)

‘Manifesto,’ by the Afro-Asian Networks Research Collective, Radical History Review issue 131 (May 2018)

Esther Leslie, Professor of Political Aesthetics

Fellow of the British Academy


Somers Town History Space runs talks, walks & events on the history of social activism, radical thinking and working class histories in the area. Our aim is a local history space to honour that.

Donations go to Somers Town History Club

For more see www.aspaceforus.club

CONTACT: somerstownhistory@gmail.com

Tickets are for the Talk; the publication is an Add on.


NOTE : A zoom link will be sent to you a week before this event.

Please join the invitation ahead of time to check all works: test your video and audio before the call. 

Step 1. To call A zoom link will be sent to you a week before this event.

Step 2. Join us! At the start we will take a couple of minutes to say hello and make sure all can hear. 

NOTE: check your sound works in preferences ahead of time. Make sure you have a device connected online, video and audio capabilities.

Trouble shooting

Q: I am late and I cannot join?

Wait as there is a waiting room for security. Please use the password.

Q: I cannot hear?

A: Check your device or computer sound is on – (see your system preferences) or turn up the sound.

Q: My internet is too slow?

A: Turn off all other applications – just have Zoom open. 

Still a problem?  check your internet connection. 

Q: Cannot see?

A: Make sure your device has video.

Q: No-one can hear me when I speak?

A: We will mute all in order to hear the presenters.

Q: How do I ask questions and add comments?

A: Look at the bottom of your screen there is a speech bubble – that will open the ‘chat’ on the right of your screen. Please type in there.

NOTE: The organisers cannot control your connection or reliability of your connection. 

Donations welcome to help us preserve heritage in this area and support our organisation. 


Avigail House Somers Town Museum, London, Nw1 1TA
London, Nw1 1TA GB
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