Black history Zine + Walk

Make a Zine poster

We kicking off two events for Black History Month 2022: a youth ‘Make a zine‘ project and a lunchtime walk.

The connection to Somers Town is because PanAfricanist George Padmore and editor, lived in Cranleigh Street.


Here are details of our youth project: Create a Zine!
We kicked off today with a visit to view the International African Opinion at the British Library. More about the zine project can be viewed here.


Join us on a lunchtime walk with an intriguing story this Tuesday. Find out the unknown story behind the naming and renaming of Cecil Rhodes House. Decoloniser George Padmore lived in Somers Town – site of an illustrious group leading anti colonial struggles.

This walk starts at the new People’s Museum and takes in places associated with Padmore, Nkrumah, CLR James, Claudia Jones, Paul Robeson and others, from the Headquarters of the International African Service Bureau in an ‘unassuming street; taking in the site of the Unity Theatre to an impressive block of social housing.

Professor Esther Leslie considers the politics of building naming, and empire, slavery links.

Meet at the new People’s Museum Somers Town where a poster exhibition, library and books can be found.

Tickets here

Woman sitting at desk inside a room with a typewriter and a photo of a black man on the wall.
Dorothy Pizer, partner of George Padmore at their home in Cranleigh Street, Somers Town.
Clean cut young black man with cigarette in mouth.
George Padmore
Front cover of International African Opinion 1938
Front cover of International African Opinion 1938

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