Black History Month

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Celebrating Black history, arts and culture.

This October, join us as we mark Black History Month.

From a dedicated podcast, a Black-owned business craft fair, to talks from creative entreprenuers, and a whole array of events  – we have your Black History Month sorted! 

The programme will be added to over the month of October, so keep an eye on our Instagram and this page for the latest information.


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Ravensbourne Creative Director produces BBC music documentaries

In conversation with...

Almasi Samuels and Tori 'Lens' Taiwo

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Tori Taiwo creative director

When one of our talented students, Almasi Samuels, met creative director and entrepreneur, Tori Taiwo, for our in conversation series nothing was off the table. This fun, frank, and enlighting exchange is now ready to watch online.

Jamii: Craft fair

Jamii CEO khalia and colleague

About the event:

Friday 29 October, 11.00am - 2.00pm 
Find out more about the event.

Ravensbourne has partnered with Jamii to host a craft fair in the Ravensbourne building. The craft fair will celebrate black business and introduce the community to incredible makers from the African diaspora.

Jamii is the home for Black creators and makers; a discovery platform that connects consumers with upcoming British brands. Jamii stocks ‘everyday products and just-because gifts. All delivered with that extra buzz you get from buying Black and British.’ 

Open to the general public (you must provide a negative lateral flow test for entry)


Read our full news story here. 

Books that are so good, we had to share...

Our library has a wide range of books and e-learning rescourses for our students. This month they have curated a fine list of recommended reading for Black History Month, covering topics including decolonisation, anti-racism and how to be a better ally. 

BHM recommended reading
  • The critique of Black reason by Laurent Dubois
  • Familiar stranger by Stuart Hall
  • Dark Matter by Simone Browne
  • The good immigrant by Nikesh Shukla
  • Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo
  • Black on both sides: A racial history of trans identity by C.Riley Snorton
  • Don't touch my hair by Emma Dabiri
  • The fateful triangle by Stuart Hall
  • Slay in your lane: The Black girl bible by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené
  • Be anti-racist by Ibram X.Kendi
  • Diversify by June Sarpong
  • So you want to talk about race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • What white people can do next by Emma Daibiri
  • Me and white supremacy by Layla F Said
  • Raising our hands by Jenna Arnold
  • Black, Listed: Black British Culture Explored by Jeffery Boakye

Film night

Ravensbourne Students' Union presents...

Made in britain: music promo

About the event:

This event has already passed.
This event is for students of Ravensbourne University London only.

We'll be showcasing Steve McQueen's 'Mangrove' (from the Small Axe series), Lawrence Lartey's short documentaries that tell the story of Jungle, UKG and Grime – three massive underground music scene that were all ‘Made in Britain’, and our students get to decide the feature film of the night - vote on SU insta!

NOW Gallery workshop

Print and protest workshop with artist Nicole Chui

Print and protest workshop

About the event

This event has now passed.

We are delighted to announce an exclusive workshop for Ravensbourne students with artist Nicole Chui and in collaboration with NOW Gallery. Students will explore embroidery techniques over risograph prints of archival material to investigate the relationship between print and protest. 

The workshop will take place in the Forum workshop space in the Bureau building in the Design District. This is just a short walk from the Ravensbourne building. 

Find more information here.