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Events series starting today: Black Britains in Tudor times

HISTORY REVEALED: Catch the remaining two Blackamoores exhibits this month

THIS MONTH Narrative Eye are presenting a series of events which aim to educate and inspire people to interact with the hidden yet fascinating history of England; with one happening today in Slough and two happening on 25 and 30 April in London.

The Blackamoores series has been focused on promoting the organisation’s resident author, Onyeka Nubia’s book Blackamoores: Africans in Tudor England Their Presence, Status and Origins as well as work surrounding the African contribution to the World Wars through the Empire Needs Men projects.

The Blackamoores events this month are run as part of the Cityread London campaign which is a celebration of the power of reading to bring communities together. It is celebrated every April, across all of London's 33 boroughs, with libraries at its heart and will encourage people from all backgrounds to unite, learn and participate.

Narrative Eye was born in 2001 as an organisation dedicated to promoting equality and social change through education. The social enterprise is dedicated to the production and promotion of creative works that document and challenge the inequalities and injustices faced by African and African Caribbean people in the UK.

Event details:

Blackamoores in Tudor England - Illuminating a Hidden Time

Tuesday 18 April 2017
Library @ The Curve - William Street, Slough SL1 1XY

Blackamoores and Tudor England - The Untold History of an Influential Era

Tuesday 25 April 2017
The Library at Willesden Green, 95 High Road, Willesden, London, NW10 2SF

Shakespeare's other countrymen: 'Blackamoore wenches' and Barbary African 'king children' in Tudor England

Sunday 30 April 2017
Phoenix Cinema - 52 High Road, East Finchley, London N2 9PJ

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