London’s Black British history dates back hundreds of years but it’s a history that is not often told. During this trip students can gain an insight into Black British history, touching on the Windrush generation and the Brixton riots.
Black History can be empowering and inspiring, this trip aims to highlight inspirational Black British historical figures and also the vibrant Black communities of today.
Our Suggested Itinerary
Day Trip from £75pp or 2 days/1 night from £150pp
Depart school by coach.
Arrive in London for a Black History Walking Tour filled with interesting stories and stops along the way. Choose to explore either Brixton, one of the most ethnically diverse communities in London for an insight into the Windrush generation, or central London, for a new and Black perspective on the familiar London sites.
After your walking tour, enjoy some free time in either Brixton or Covent Garden (depending on your location).
Enjoy an evening at the theatre to see Get Up Stand Up the Bob Marley Musical!
Day 2 (Optional)
Start your day with a visit to the Black Cultural Archives, the only national heritage centre dedicated to celebrating the histories of African and Caribbean people in Britain, to see one of their exhibitions. Whilst there, you can also choose to do an educational workshop. Topics include “Uprisings 1981”, “Windrush Journeys” and more.
Afterwards, visit the Museum of London Docklands to explore the exhibition “Feeding Black: Community, Power and Place”, looking at the central role food plays in Black enterprise and identity in South East London.
Visit Tate Britain to see the exhibition “Life Between Islands”, celebrating Caribbean-British art from the 1950s to now. This exhibition explores the work of artists from the Caribbean who made their home in Britain, alongside other British artists whose work has been influenced and inspired by Caribbean themes and heritage.
Return to school by coach.
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