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Our African focused tour of the National Gallery reveals the many and varied Black presences to be found in the paintings from 1500 to 1900s

From the margins to the centre. From objects and subjects of economic capital ;to creators and definers of cultural capital.Our African focused tour of the National Gallery reveals the many and varied Black presences to be found in the paintings and works on display from 1500's to 1900's. The tour looks at why they are there, what they meant in their time and what they mean to us today. We will cover:

  • African Kings and Queens
  • The Moor’s head
  • Musicians and Entertainers
  • Faces in a crowd
  • Artists
  • Servants and slaves

Meet point is emailed on request.. Walk lasts two hours. Watch review here http://bit.ly/2u7Rl6h

Other coming events from Black History Walks


  • Black History Bus Tour
  • 17 Years of African Odysseys at BFI Southbank
  • Harlem in Mayfair Walk
  • 20 Banned Black films you need to see
  • James Baldwin season @BFI Southbank
  • Theatreland Black History Walk
  • Hackney, Soho and St Paul's walks
  • Fighting the Slavemaster in the City of London
  • The Little Mermaid's Real Black history and the books to prove it
  • How Black people won World War 2 @BCA
  • Black History Walks in London Volume 1 book signings
  • John Pilger season at BFI Southbank