Black History Month Events

The Politics of Race in Britain and South Africa: Black British solidarity and the anti-apartheid struggle
Monday 17th October, 6:30pm-8pm
Wandsworth
Free Booking: 020772232334

Elizabeth Williams will be discussing her book on global struggle against racism. She will talk about the solidarity of the African Diaspora people of Britain and the struggle against apartheid in South Africa and how the two were inextricably linked against an implacable foe. Elizabeth Williams is a visiting lecturer in modern history at several universitiesmand works as a subject librarian at Goldsmiths, University of London.

 Black History Exhibition and Play examining race and cultural issues
Wednesday 19th October, 3pm-8pm
Tower Hamlets
http://www.thch.org.uk
FREE | Everyone

 An exhibition of photos of prominent Black African, Caribbean and British people over the last 100 years coupled with a display of artefacts and material donated by staff and local residents which will include a selection of Caribbean food for guests. Following the exhibition, local youth drama group, Purple Moon Drama will perform a dramatised version of Noughts & Crosses, Malorie Blackman’s thrilling play depicting friendship throughout childhood set against a backdrop of prejudice and distrust highlighted by violent behaviour surrounding the relationship of the two main characters as a romance between the two leads them into trouble and danger.

 King Lear (Free Screening)
Wednesday 19th October, 6pm
Lewisham
http://www.curzongoldsmiths.com/comingsoon/75bl98et4yyrs6ztww6njgsd3n5f3k

 Celebrating Black History and Crafts fair
Saturday 22nd October,
Haringey
http://www.haringey.gov.uk

This event is open to the community, to come together, to learn and celebrate black history. There will be local businesses, organisations, charities designers & artists providing, community information, stalls, illustrative arts, crafts and decorative items. Expect Arts and crafts – Children and families – Community events – Music

 The Young Nigerians
Saturday 22nd October, 7:30pm
Camden
Tickets: 0300 6789 222

Inua Ellams brings together eight of the most vibrant, versatile and exciting Nigerian poets living and working in England as part of the Roundhouse’s celebration of Black History Month.

A week before 2016’s Lagos International Poetry Festival, ‘The Young Nigerians’ will bring a rousing celebration of African poetry to London. Featuring performances from Michelle Tiwo,Indigo Williams, Theresa Lola, Tania Nwachukwu, Yomi Sode, Caleb Femi,Joshua Idehenand Inua Ellams, with music from Dinachi Onuzo, Sincerely Wilson and Dj Sid Mercutio. Curated by Inua Ellams and hosted by writer and poet Bridget Minamore.

Black is the colour of my voice
Tuesday 25th – Saturday 29th October,
Tower Hamlets
www.wiltons.org.uk
Tickets: 020 7702 2789

 Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, Black Is The Color of My Voice & Soul Sessions follows the moving and compelling story of a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption after the untimely death of her father. The second part of the evening is Apphia’s ‘Soul Sessions’ cabaret, celebrating Simone’s brilliant music. Direct from sell-out performances around the world in Shanghai, New York, Edinburgh and London’s St James Theatre, Apphia Campbell brings her acclaimed show to Wilton’s for a five night run.

Directed by Arran Hawkins and Nate Jacobs.

BLACKwordsMATTER
Friday 28th October, 7:30pm
Brixton Library

Black History Month couldn’t be complete in 2016 without reference to the Black Lives Matter movement happening in both the US and here. There are many ways to examine and rage about the reality of racism in society, whether through protest, song or the written word. Brixton Library is therefore throwing the microphone open to a poetic response to examining what’s going on. Poets and performers are coming together to speak through spoken word.

Father Comes Home From The Wars
1st October – 22nd October, 7:30pm
Jerwood Theatre
Tickets: http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/fathercomeshome/?tab=0

 It’s a funny, thought provoking, and deeply moving three-part play that tells a story of slavery, race, and what it means to be free. Be prepared for a three-hour long emotional rollercoaster with a surprising psychological twist.

Fashion Cities Africa Exhibition
Now – January 2017
Brighton Museum
Free

This is the first major UK exhibition dedicated to contemporary African fashion, and it is definitely worth seeing. It has been on for a little while now at Brighton Museum, and will stay on till January 2017. The exhibition explores fashion and style in four different African cities, Casablanca in Morocco, Lagos in Nigeria, Nairobi in Kenya and Johannesburg in South Africa.

Black History Walking Tour
All around The UK
http://www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk
 
These walking tours take you on a journey through Glasgow’s mercantile past and it allows you to examine the city’s connections with tobacco, slavery and the abolition movement.

Please check out http://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/ for more events!!!

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