The Black Cultural Archives will host Neil Kenlock’s exhibition ‘Expectations: The Untold Story of Black British Community Leaders in the 1960s and 1970s’. Funded by a grant of £79,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the exhibition has been curated by acclaimed photographer Neil Kenlock and his daughter Emelia Kenlock.
Situated in the heart of Brixton, Lambeth and created to raise awareness of untold stories from Black British culture, as well as give access to younger generations and spark discussion, ‘Expectations’ will be a ‘live exhibition’ inviting the community to respond and share their ideas and impressions of the photographs.
Giving a unique insight into the lives and experiences of the first generation, African and Caribbean leaders who settled in the UK and influenced the community in Lambeth and the surrounding boroughs, the exhibition features a number of luminaries such as Darcus Howe (broadcaster and civil rights campaigner), Olive Morris (anti-discrimination, womens and squatters’ rights campaigner), Lord David Pitt (Baron of Hampstead, Labour Party politician, GP and political activist), Arthur Stanley Wint OD MBE (first Jamaican Olympic gold medallist and Jamaica’s High Commissioner) and Steve Barnard (first black BBC radio presenter with a reggae music show).
Date: 7th August- 28th September 2018
Location: Black Cultural Archives, 1 Windrush Square, London, Brixton SW2 1EF (Map)
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday from 10am – 6pm
For more information on the Expectations Project, please visit www.expectationsproject.com.