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Feel Good Friday – Black History Walks

9 December @ 12:00 - 12:45 GMT

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Join author Tony Warner as he takes you on a virtual tour of the capital from an African-Caribbean view. We will traverse hundreds of years of history, from ancient African civilisations to Black British civil rights, economic success stories, gentrification, World War 2, the Black image, famous African Americans, blue plaques and more.



  • Welcome, introductions and housekeeping from Lilly Brend-Fish, Events & Outreach Assistant, SoA (2 mins)
  • Virtual Black History Walk by Tony Warner (30 mins)
  • Q&A with audience (10 mins)
  • Summary and closing comments (3 mins)



The line-up


Tony Warner

Tony Warner established Black History Walks — 15 guided walks, bus tours, and other strands that explore the thousands of years of Afro-Caribbean history in London — in 2007. It has since been featured on BBC, ITV, Arise TV, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Conde Nast, Time Out and Channel 4.

Tony is also the co-founder and chair of the African Odysseys programme, which screens African diaspora films and Q&As on a monthly basis at the British Film Institute’s Southbank Centre. It is the only such programme in the country and has shown thousands of films to tens of thousands of people. Tony has been exhibiting films about Black history in museums, art galleries, restaurants and youth clubs since 2000. He pioneered community partnerships with and lectured at the Imperial War Museum, National Portrait Gallery and Museum of London/Docklands, all of which led to huge increases in Black audiences.

Twitter: @blackhistwalker | Instagram: @blackhistorywalks

Website: www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk | YouTube:  youtube.com/blackhistorywalks


Send us your questions

If you would like to send questions in advance, email [email protected] with ‘Black History Walks’ in the subject header. We will prioritise questions sent in advance and answer as many as we can from the audience on the day.


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Need to know

Before the event

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During the event

  • This online event will take place on Zoom Meetings; you will have the option to be on camera or not, you can ask questions in the chat or directly
  • This event will be recorded.
  • Attendees have the option to turn on the live transcript option
  • This event is 45 minutes

After the event

  • Hashtag for this event: #SoAatHome
  • You’ll be able to catch the recording on our Vimeo channel




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9 December
12:00 - 12:45 GMT
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