The Amazing James Baldwin Course
to Oct 11

The Amazing James Baldwin Course

The Amazing James Baldwin

Wednesdays 13,20,27 September and 4, 11 October, 6.30pm-8.30pm

The first three courses at the Black Cultural Archives/New Beacon sold out so we have arranged further dates for The Amazing James Baldwin sessions at the legendary New Beacon books in North London

An exciting, interactive multi-media course to mark the release of the Oscar-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro by Raoul Peck.This five-week course is an introduction to James Baldwin and a selection of his works. The course draws on a range of written and visual material to present an overview of his writings and contributions to the questions of race and identity, examining how they continue to impact us now.

It will use obscure video clips of James Baldwin (interviews, speeches, TV appearances) and some of his most widely received fiction and non-fiction writing, including Going to Meet the ManSonny’s BluesNotes of a Native Son, and The Fire Next Time. Rare photos, paintings, and sketches that capture his spirit are also included.

Course Objectives

  • Introduce Baldwin’s work to a new generation.
  • Highlight and explore his lesser known works.
  • Use his analysis of 1960s-80s society to interrogate present day local and global racism
  • Promote the consumption of Black history and literature

Course Leaders: Tony Warner and Dr Michelle Asantewa

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The Red Dress Ball
to Oct 1

The Red Dress Ball

MMCo Emporium is an interactive, multi-zoned Ball held in one of London’s finest and oldest mansion house.  It’s décor reflects the classical Victorian elegance prevalent at the time the venue was built.

Spread over three floors the Emporium will provide each guest with a different experience.

7 rooms, 3 floors and 1 amazing experience

Enjoy the music in the main Ball room by

  • Mr Marlon
  • PD Coolie, Knight Ravers
  • Cass Manhattan and
  • Roy Medallion

with live PA by Camara Fearon, UK UNSIGNED’s Song for Jamaica Runner Up and Special Guests.

Soak up the Latin vibes and brush up your salsa moves in the Let’s Go Salsa Lounge with music by Salseology.

Chill out in the VIP Champagne and Jazz Lounge or laugh until you cry in the Comedy Store and Wine Bar.

Be uplifted in the Urban Arts Lounge and take in a show and see up and coming talent in the UK UNSIGNED Room

New Beacon Books will be treating MMCo Emporium guests to a literary banquet of African & Caribbean books, Arts, Crafts and special guests from the creative world of literature.

Come and have a unique shopping experience featuring:

  • Wide selection of Fiction & Non – Fiction books from authors likes; James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, W.E.B Du Bois,& Robin Walker
  • Children’s Books
  • Handmade African & Caribbean inspired Arts & Crafts 
  • Book signings
  • Book readings

Come and savour a slice of New Beacon history – a beacon for the UK’s Black community, and those interested in the African Caribbean literary world.

Dress code: Ladies - Red Dress, Evening dress or Ball gown
Dress code: Gentlemen  - Black Tie

Tickets available instore from New Beacon Books or

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