BHM exhibition – Black representation in British Politics

Dear all,

As part of Black History Month in Southwark, please see the below details of a two-day exhibition taking place on 29th and 30th October 2022. We hope you are able to attend!


As part of Black History Month in Southwark, The Southwark Black Parents Forum, in association with Parasol Creative Ltd, would like to invite you to ‘A Seat at the Table – Black Representation in British Politics’. This two-day exhibit seeks to highlight the historical and active involvement of African and Caribbean communities in political and civic engagement, pre and post the Windrush era.

With 2022 being the 35th Anniversary of the Labour Party’s 1987 ‘Black Sections’ vote, this exhibition will celebrate the activists and politicians who historically chose (and currently choose) to use the richness of their heritage as a source of inspiration and power in order to bring about balance and positive changes for the communities they serve and represent, despite the cards stacked against them.

This is also Southwark Council’s soft launch of its commitment to develop a Civic Leadership programme.
This programme forms part of our ongoing dedication to the tackling of racism and inequality through activities that support and enable our Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities to play an active role in the civic life of Southwark.

The exhibition is a reminder that diverse communities have historically contributed much to politics in the United Kingdom.

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231 Old Kent Road, London SE1 5LU


Saturday 29th October 2022 (12pm – 5pm)

Sunday 30th October 2022 (12pm – 4pm)

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Light refreshments and food will be provided.

Educational & Cultural Books, Remembrance Pins and Gifts will be on sale (cash only).

Please book your place via Eventbrite: and share this event among your networks.

Further Info: 07731 996 012


231 Old Kent Road has wheelchair access.

Public Transport Info:

Buses: 21, 53, 63, 168, 172, 363, 415, 453 (East Street)

Tube: Elephant & Castle (Northern Line; Bakerloo Line)

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Proud Partners:

Parasol Creative Ltd (

The Southwark Black Parents (

Souhtwark Council (

Proud Supporters:

BlackPoppyRose (

Livesey Exchange (


Project Partners:

Kind regards,

George Changua

Tenant & Homeowner Support Officer

Southwark Council || Communities Division || Housing & Modernisation

160 Tooley Street || 5th Floor || Hub 3 || SE1 2QH

T: 0207 525 3326 || E: || Website: For council services at your fingertips, register online.