Events of BlackPoppyRose


Blackpoppyrose will be discussing, the Africa, Black, West Indian, Pacific Islanders contributions to history.

  • Have you ever wonders how 'England' won both world Wars?
  • Wondered 'How' the war took place in Africa?
  • Thought what happened to the colonies as a result of both war?

Come & join Selena Carty, BlackPoppyRose who will tackle these questions & more

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About this Event

In partnership with Black Poppy Rose we invite you to live online events. Through exploring a global narrative to history, we high light a much-needed insight into the vital contributions and sacrifices of Black and African soldiers in WW1 & WW2.

As these events are occurring throughout the day, please feel free to join in to any or all of the events listed here, you can access all the events via the same Zoom link.



Introduction with Keynote speaker Selena Carty – Black Poppy Rose

1pm -2.30pm

Workshop: Family event:

History and Timeline workshop with Selena Carty from Black Poppy Rose: why, where, when? Explore the history behind the services made by Black & African people serving in the armed forces were fighting for Great Britain. Get involved and help produce an artwork to highlight these histories.

This presentation/workshop will provide you with a historical timeline of events that will support your further developments and understandings around Colonialism and Inequality. These tools will enable an understanding to the times then and now to process why things are the way they are in the world.

Materials needed :Pens/ paper/ glue stick

2.45 – 2.55pm

Spoken word performance:

Watch a spoken word performance from Douggie John, entitled Second-hand War Stories. Commissioned especially for Remembrance Day.

3pm – 4.30pm

Panel Discussion: Contributions Recognised

Join our panel for a discussion on why representation is not covering the narratives of all those who were involved in WW1 WW2. How these wars impacted the Black/African communities has yet to be studied. By continuing to bring forward and unearth the information around ‘How’ Black/African communities were involves opens a wider narrative around Black Mental Health and the identities of the future generations.

This talk will be chaired by Patrick Vernon OBE, British social commentator, political activist and co-author of 100 Great Black Britons

• Selena Carty, Cultural & Ancestral Consultant & Founder of BlackPoppyRose

• Garry Stewart: Director of Recognize Black Heritage & Culture

• H Barnes: Chairperson of WAWI Project (Phonic sounds Wahwee)