Black Chronicles II framework programme

Autograph ABP, London, United Kingdom
04 Nov 2014 - 18 Nov 2014

Black Chronicles II framework programme

Unidentified sitters (detail) , c. 1870s. Courtesy Paul Frecker Collection

In the framework of the exhibition Black Chronicles II Autograph ABP presents a range of exciting events in November at Rivington Place, London.


Gallery talk: Val Wilmer in Conversation with Margaret Busby

Tuesday 4 November, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Rivington Place, London
Free, booking recommended

Autograph ABP will host a gallery talk with Margaret Busby and Val Wilmer, whose private collection of cabinet cards and cartes-de-visite depicting black presences in Victorian and Edwardian Britain is featured in Black Chronicles II.


Live performance at Rivington Place: The Missing Chapter Recitals

Friday 7 November
Doors Open 6:30, 7pm Start
Rivington Place, London
Free, booking recommended

An evening performance of live music, spoken word and photography. Interweaving their personal responses to Black Chronicles II will be pianist Isata Kanneh Mason and musician Akala.


Image projection: From Dusk Image Projections

Friday 7 – Sunday 9 November 2014
Visible from sunset
Rich Mix, London
Free, no booking required

Part of the ongoing project The Missing Chapter, rarely seen images of the King’s Indian Orderly Army Officers (1903-1938), will be projected on the façade of Rich Mix.


Walking Tour

Saturday 8 November, 4pm
Starting at Rivington Place, London
£5, booking essential

Starting at The Black Chronicles II exhibition at Rivington Place and ending at Rich Mix, discover notable black individuals living around the areas of Shoreditch and Hoxton during the nineteenth century.


Event: The Family Album Roadshow

Sunday 9 November, 11am – 3pm
Rich Mix, London
Free, booking recommended

You are invited to bring along examples of photographs from your family album that relate to Britain’s multicultural history. Share your stories and have your photographs digitised.


Family event: Make Your Own Carte-de-visite workshop

Sunday 9 November, 2 – 4pm
Rich Mix, London
Free, booking essential
Suitable for ages 8+

Carte-de-visite are small photographs mounted onto card, which were popular in the latter part of the 19th Century. Learn about their history and create your own.


Evening Symposium: The Missing Chapter IV: Cultural Identity And The Photographic Archive

Tuesday 18 November, 6:30 – 8:30PM
Rivington Place, London
Free event, booking essential

Evening symposium followed by a drinks reception.

Autograph ABP presents the 4th in a series of conversations around politics of the archive with a keynote by Paul Gilroy entitled ‘The Comforts of The Archive’, followed by a round-table discussion with presentations/conversations with guest speakers including Michael McMillan and Karen Alexander.

Introduced and co-chaired by Renée Mussai and Mark Sealy.


Black Chronicles II: 12 September–29 November 2014, Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA, UK




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