The George Padmore Institute is an archive, educational resource and research centre housing materials relating to the black community of Caribbean, African and Asian descent in Britain and continental Europe. They were founded in 1991 and are based in North London.
We are working with the George Padmore Institute in London on an exhibition in May at the Islington Museum to celebrate the life of John La Rose, the founder of New Beacon Books, Britain’s first black publisher and bookshop. The institute has a fantastic archive which will form the basis of the exhibition and has a wealth of visual material which we have been able to work with. We have developed a strong visual identity for the show using original contact strips and photographs of John la Rose.