Black History Month
As every year for the past three decades, October is very important for the Afro Caribbean community in the UK, marking both Black History Month and Anti-slavery Day on the 18th. It is a country-wide celebration of BME history, culture, achievement and influence on the world.
Events ranging from concerts, to talks, lectures, film projections, art exhibitions and sport activities are taking place in every major city in the UK as part of Black History Month. Universities, councils and government institutions are all supporting Black History Month, along with countless celebrities and public figures from the UK as well as from abroad.
The umbrella publication of this event is BHM, by Talent Media ltd. It gets printed every year in October and features highlights from the celebration.
In London, the events list includes:
- Live performances, poetry readings, public speakers an art exhibition and screenings of short films in a special venue are not to be missed. Tuesday 18 Oct, 7pm-10:30pm; Abuja Connections Restaurant 112 – 114 Anerley Road, Crystal Palace, SE19 2AN.
- At the Museum of London, the sounds of Calypso, themed art exhibitions and talks on modern day slavery hosted by prominent figures from the Met Police and international NGOs will mark Anti-slavery day. Museum of London, London Wall, EC2Y 5HN www.museumoflondon.org.uk Museum of London Docklands, West India Quay, E14 4AL www.museumoflondon.org.uk/docklands
- An avant-garde cinematic installation pertaining to the influence of communication technology on our lives will take place all month and well into November in Peckham. Network by Sonia Boyce: Until Sat 19 Nov Tues to Fri, 11am-5pm. Sat, 11am-4pm, Free. www.peckhamspace.com
Here and Now 365 is delighted to see yet another instance of Black History Month celebrating the huge impact the BME community has had on this nation and the world. We will update you with more information about the events as it emerges.