For all those who are interested in the history of London’s multicultural community, Merton Multicultural History Group (MMCHG) is holding a series of talks at Morden Library.
The next meeting is happening on 21 June at 7.30pm, and will see guest speaker, Steve Martin, talk on the subject, ‘London Blackface: Black Performers on the 19th century stage’. Steve is a freelance black historian who worked on the Lambeth Archives, ‘Windrush Forebears’ project, and is now working on a project for Black Cultural Archives.
Subsequent talks will take place on the third Monday of every month except August and December. Forthcoming topics of discussion include black and Asian MPs since the 1800s, the representation of black people in art, and Nelson’s black connections.
The meetings will take place in the meeting room at Morden Library, Merton Civil Centre, London Rd, (near Morden Underground Station).
Notes to Editors:
MMCHG is a partnership between activists from local ethnic minority and other organisations, and specialist council staff. The group carries out research, activity and promotion work, as well as advising the Council’s Education, Library and Heritage service.