London Portobello Road Black History Walk with Manny

A short film of a Black History walk in #Notting Hill / #Portobello Road for local residents and people interested in this aspect of British History.

We worked with a local young actor and musician, Emmanuel Simon, as the storyteller. We filmed him on a walk along Portobello and Golborne roads, telling the story of this area’s rich black history, including the arrival of the Windrush, the founding of the carnival, racism experienced by arrivals from the Caribbean and the wonderful musical heritage.

A member of our staff researched the history and help create the script and film. Co-produced and edited by Alex Diaz ( / with the collaboration of local artist Renata Fernandez ( for portraits.