Developing cultural awareness, promoting a world where Black Heroes are acknowledged, respected and celebrated.
The Black Heroes Foundation is a community based charity for the development and promotion of talent, together with cultural and artistic initiatives in the community focusing on youth, education, training, social up-lifting and personal development programmes. We deliver Black Heroes theatrical and musical events in communities across the UK.
Stories of a Windrush Child and Writer: An Evening with Dr Velma McClymont (AKA Writer Kate Elizabeth Ernest).
Friday 19th July 6-7.30pm at Battersea Arts Centre.
Dr Velma McClymont
Continuing our Windrush Day celebrations, and to raise funds for the Black Heroes Foundation, we are delighted to invite you to an evening with Dr Velma McClymont – writer Kate Elizabeth Ernest.
Born in rural Jamaica, Dr McClymont joined her parents in London during the 1960s. She attended Notre Dame Roman Catholic High School in Battersea and was also a member of Lavender Hill Library where she appeared as a visiting author during the 50th anniversary of Windrush in June 1998. A former Wandsworth resident, she has published four books (Hope Leaves Jamaica, Festus and Felix, Birds in the Wilderness and Tricky Tricky Twins. ‘Hope’ and ‘Birds’ are classed as Windrush books. She is currently writing a feminist, historical novel.
An evening of inspiration and celebration, she will share her story of growing up in rural Jamaica and in Battersea, as well as how she became a published writer. Please book via Eventbrite.
Black Heroes Film: The Story of Sam King MBE.
Watch this space announcing the general release of the film which tells the story of Sam King MBE, father of the Windrush Foundation, and first Black Mayor of Southwark.
We were part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival (WAF18)
Cultural pioneers Kofi and Noel McKoy and emerging artists Roman Harris and ArA Harmonic, performed unique artistic responses to monologues from Black Heroes in the Hall of Fame; inspired by speeches and texts by Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Nelson Mandela.
We were part of the Wandsworth Heritage Festival!
Black Heroes Foundation: Black Heroes Soul Food Cafe ™
Having fun at the Black Heroes Soul Food Cafe ™ The last Thursday of every month at the Leilani Restaurant, Lavender Hill, London
Levi Roots at the launch of the Black Heroes Foundation, City Hall, London.
Why the community needs us
The Black Heroes Foundation stimulates, motivates and inspires our community. We promote pride through cultural awareness, education and entertainment. Our aim is to eradicate ignorance of Black Heritage and to encourage better understanding and further enhance our multi-cultural society. We have a strong strategy and set of values.
The Foundation is dependent upon support from the community, businesses and government bodies. Please support this great cause in order to help fulfill Flip Fraser’s dream, and preserve his legacy created from the internationally acclaimed show “Black Heroes in the Hall of Fame”.
A world where Black Heroes are acknowledged, respected and celebrated.