Added on October 25, 2022 Category Past Events

Hackney Black History Season 

Hackney Archives  


Weds. 30th November – Archives Live: 
CLR James ‘A Life Beyond the Boundaries’ 
FREE Film Screening & Talk 

Historian, revolutionary and cricket writer, CLR James was one of the truly radical voices of the twentieth century. 

Join for an exciting night of discussion and film screening of Stuart Hall’s conversation with CLR James tracing the development of his ideas from his childhood in Trinidad, where he was born in 1901, to the long periods spent in England and the US. 

‘C.L.R. James: A Life Beyond the Boundaries’ traces a remarkable life and weaves a vivid tapestry of his complex political thinking. 
Wednesday 30th Nov 2022, 18.15 to 20.15, at Hackney Archives 
Book here 

Weds. 9th November – Archives Basics ONLINE: 
From Searchroom to Strongroom 

Welcome to a relaxed and friendly online introduction to Hackney Archives. 

Join us for a live tour around the searchroom and explore what’s in our collections. We will show you how to explore Hackney’s past and present. 

Discover a few hints and tips on how to access our collections with time for Q&A .  
Wednesday 9th Nov 2022, 18.15 – 19.00, ONLINE 
Book here 

Sat. 19th November – Archives Basics: IN PERSON 
Exploring the Catalogue for Beginners 

We welcome you to a relaxed and friendly introduction to using Hackney Archives’ online catalogue. 

Learn how to register, search and request items to view from our online catalogue. Discover hints and tips about getting the most out of your search. If you have any searching related questions, feel free to bring them along! 

This guided session in small groups, is aimed specifically at absolute beginners, for those who have never used archives or local history library services before. 
Saturday 19th Nov 2022, 11.00 to 12.15, at Hackney Archives 

Book here 

Thurs. 8th December – Archives Live In Person

Archives Live with Jay Blades and Youth Panel 

Thu, Dec 8, 18:00 at Hackney Archives • Free – click on link

Current Exhibition 

Traditional Carnival Mas @ Hackney Archives 

 to 17 December, Wed to Fri, 10am to 6pm 
Hackney Archives in conjunction with R Consultancy bring you an artistic display of Traditional Carnival Mas costumes created from the first ever print material dedicated to the Windrush Generation. 

Hackney Museum Current Exhibitions 

Movers, Shakers & Community Makers – African heritage influencers in Hackney

This display explores how African heritage individuals have shaped Hackney to be the borough it is today. 

Until January 7th 

Faces Behind the Fashions – Hackney and the Garment Trade 

For most of the 20th century, Hackney was central to the UK’s garment making industry. 

Until 20th February 2023