Monday 21 September, 2020

Goldsmiths’ Company collaborates with Black History Walks for Black History Month

The Goldsmiths’ Company is collaborating with Black History Walks, for Black History Month, to take visitors on a live personal guided virtual tour inside the magnificent Goldsmiths’ Hall, a hidden treasure in the heart of the City of London. 

Tony Warner, founder of Black History Walks, and Eleni Bide, Librarian at the Goldsmiths’ Company, will explore the ancient and contemporary history of goldsmiths, African connections with the fabric of the building and with gold itself, and contemporary work by Britain’s Black goldsmiths’. The role and work of the Goldsmiths’ Company today, supporting the craft and trade of jewellers and silversmiths and charity partnerships, will also be discussed. 

Tony says: “At Black History Walks, our popular St Paul's and Bank walks have been stopping outside the Goldsmiths' Hall and discussing its history for 13 years. On this special virtual event we will go inside the famous Hall for the first online personal guided tour of the 190-year-old building and its artefacts.”

Tony adds: “We are delighted to be able to collaborate with the Goldsmiths’ Company during Black History Month to bring our visitors a rare glimpse of the building and the history that lies within. This is just one of a packed series of online events that Black History Walks runs all year long.”

The event, Secrets of the Goldsmiths, will take place on Zoom on Friday 2 October from 18:30 – 20:00 (BST). For tickets go here

Guests are asked to make a donation to attend the event, with proceeds to be split equally between the charity Black Minds Matter and the work of Black History Walks.

Black History Walks was set up in 2007. Since then, the company has established a reputation for its diverse programme of high-quality walks, tours, river cruises, talks, educational courses, resources and film events. Black History Walks is committed to providing exceptional experiences that educate people about Britain’s Black history. 

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