Co-curated in partnership with the Rastafari  Regal Livity (RRL)Rastafari in Motion tells the rarely told story of the presence of Emperor Haile Selassie I and the emergence of the Rastafari movement in Britain. This exhibition introduces the mystic world of Rastafari and the guiding principles of this holistic way of life and takes a closer look at the contributions made to British society.  Celebrate the 80th anniversary of Emperor Haile Selassie I’s appearance before the League of Nations, His four-year residency in Bath and His influence on the rising consciousness of Black youth from the 1960s on wards.


Find out about the exploits of Ras Seymour Maclean ‘The Book Liberator’, and explore the movement’s expression through music, art, spirituality, education, and the rise of political agency; and their lasting legacy here in Britain.



Black Cultural Archives will be the first to present Rastafari in Motion to UK audiences. First exhibited at the National Museum of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa in 2014, as part of an international collection (Rastafari: The Majesty and the Movement), this celebrated exhibition has travelled to Jamaica in April 2016, and will arrive at Black Cultural Archives this summer.

Event Date: 14/06/2016 – 10/09/2016

Venue details: Black Cultural Archives1 Windrush Square, Brixton | London SW2 1EF 

Organiser: Black Cultural Archives | | 0203 757 8500

Event website:  Rastafari in Motion 

Event cost: Free

Suggested hashtag for this event: #RastafariMotion #ReclaimingHeritage