image for Literary Event item typeArts Richmond present: Meet Kamal Ahmed at Duke Street Baptist Church

Literary Event, Wed 14 Nov 2018


Kamal Ahmed’s childhood was British in every way – except for the fact he was brown. Half English, half Sudanese, with a Raleigh racing bike, rainbow-coloured jumpers, Adidas Gazelle trainers and cords, he was raised in 1970s London, at a time when being mixed-race meant being told to go home, even when you were born just down the road.

Kamal Ahmed was part of the first generation of mixed-raced children born in Britain during the 60s and 70s. He started his career writing for local newspapers before working at several national newspapers including the Guardian and the Sunday and Daily Telegraph. Throughout his twenty-year career in newspapers, he remained one of a small group of BAME journalists.

Today he is one of Britain’s most respected journalists, working at the BBC as Economics Editor. He has also served as Group Director of Communications for the Equality and Human Rights Commission and is a board member of the Media Trust.

On-site light refreshmentsPublic toilets

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 14 Nov 2018 19:30


£12 / £10



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Map reference: TQ 179750  Lat: 51.46171 Long: -0.30407

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Richmond station


  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets