Back to Black: Alexandra Palace’s Black History Tour – Unearthing the largely unknown stories of the black men and women that lived, worked and performed at Alexandra Palace, on a tour that explores black culture from Victorian Britain onwards.
Viewed from the prism of the Victorian looking glass, the Palace becomes a vehicle from which to explore a range of 20th century attitudes towards black culture, including: Victorian objectification of Nubians; 80s concepts of Beauty with the Afro Hair & Beauty show; 70s radicalisation of the Rock Against Racism movement, and the first ever TV broadcast featuring the comic duo Buck and Bubbles on the opening night of television in 1936.
Created and led by black history tour specialist Avril Nanton.
This tour is 75 mins long and entirely step free, however please tell us about of any mobility or access issues in advance – firstname.lastname@example.org
Suitable for 16+
Please note this a free but ticketed event
Alexandra Palace Way
Tube: Wood Green
Railway: Alexandra Palace Rail
Bus: W3 or Shuttle Bus
Alexandra Palace is a charity, run for the benefit of everyone. Our Park, Palace and spectacular events have been enriching lives since 1863, but the coronavirus pandemic has hit us hard. To be blunt, we are looking at a £1m shortfall this year and the same again next year. We know this time has been hard on many people but, if you can afford it, your support will help us get through this crisis.