Black History Month 2020

Black History Month takes place in October every year and is a chance to celebrate and honour the accomplishments of Black Britons throughout history and in the present day. We’ve put together a list of resources, events and activities on this month both online and in our local communities so you can celebrate Black History Month this October.



The Unforgotten at The Young Vic

Friday 11 September to Friday 30 October, free
The Unforgotten is a free interactive art installation which participates in and contributes to the ongoing conversation within the Black Lives Matter movement regarding whose images are upheld and elevated offering an alternative view of leadership.
Click here to find out more.

Black History Walk of Islington

Saturday 3 October, 6 Tuesday October, Saturday 24 October, free
Find out more details and book your space here.

Free online Afrobeat, Soca, Dancehall and Hip Hop dance classes 

Monday 12 October to Sunday 18 October
This Black History Month, Upside Down Dance Academy is offering all dance lovers the opportunity to get a taste of Afro & Caribbean dances with classes for children, teens and adults.
Find out more details and book your space here.

Hertfordshire Council: Paul Crooks on tracing African Caribbean history

Thursday 15 October, £3
Find out more details and book your ticket here.

Black History Month online virtual poetry with Batley poets

Sunday 18 October, 2-4pm, free
Find out more details here.

Camden Black History Season: Books and Beyond

Tuesday 20 October, Tuesday 17 November, Tuesday 8 December
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Free book club and discussion for Black History Season from Camden Events Service
Girl, Women, Other by Bernadine Evaristo - 20 October, 7-10pm
My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite -17 November, 7-10pm
Ordinary People by Diana Evans- 8 December, 7-10pm
Book your space here.

Camden Black History Season: Contemporary Activism, from past to present

Thursday 22 October, 6-8pm, free
Find out more and book your space here.

Somers Town History Club: George Padmore on Pan Africanism in Somers Town

Thursday 29 October, 6-7:20pm
Find out more and book your space here.


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Posted: 05/10/2020 By Olivia Williams  | 0 comments

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