British Local History and the Black Atlantic 

On Saturday 22nd June 2024, 2pm – 4pm, Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum is delighted to invite you to the book launch of British Local History and the Black Atlantic which accompanies the new temporary exhibition, ‘Built with malice aforethought’: Leamington Spa and the Black Atlantic.

Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, Royal Pump Rooms, Parade, Leamington CV32 4AA

British Local History and the Black Atlantic is a collection of essays focusing on different places and periods, from the valleys of north Wales in the 18th century, via the steel mills of Victorian Sheffield, to the Edwardian seaside town of Scarborough and living memories of rural Northamptonshire. The book seeks to inspire students, teachers, local historians, and museum professionals who might be thinking about researching their own area and its global connections. It is available to purchase as a physical copy or to download as a free ebook. The publication costs are supported by a grant from the Social History Society.

Please RSVP by Friday 14th June to and let us know if you are bringing a guest.

‘A surprising and brilliant volume that invited us to further engage with discussions about colonial Empires and regional legacies through local communities, buildings, objects and arts.’ – Olivette Otele, Distinguished Research Professor of the Legacies and Memories of Slavery at SOAS

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