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Black History Every Month: Events That Inspire Action, Education, and Connection
Black History Every Month: Events That Inspire Action, Education, and Connection
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Black event creators are at the forefront of a movement that creates spaces for communities to thrive and enact real change. We want to celebrate them. Every week we'll be spotlighting a diverse selection of events that break new ground, raise awareness and bring people together. From enlightening panel discussions through to workouts and decolonised history lectures.
Black History Every Month: Events That Inspire Action, Education, and Connection
Black History Every Month: Events That Inspire Action, Education, and Connection
Black History Every Month: Events That Inspire Action, Education, and Connection
Black History Every Month: Events That Inspire Action, Education, and Connection
Collection by Eventbrite
Black event creators are at the forefront of a movement that creates spaces for communities to thrive and enact real change. We want to celebrate them. Every week we'll be spotlighting a diverse selection of events that break new ground, raise awareness and bring people together. From enlightening panel discussions through to workouts and decolonised history lectures.
Black event creators are at the forefront of a movement that creates spaces for communities to thrive and enact real change. We want to celebrate them. Every week we'll be spotlighting a diverse selection of events that break new ground, raise awareness and bring people together. From enlightening panel discussions through to workouts and decolonised history lectures.

After a long wait (the exhibition was first slated for June '20) Serpentine North's retrospective on British-Ghanaian photographer James Barnor has finally opened its doors, presenting thousands of images of the diaspora in post-war London and evocative shots of pre-independence.

The monthly book club celebrates the work of queer, Black artists providing a space for book lovers to share perspectives, learn queer histories, and build community with one another.

This tour celebrates the many Black people who have made cities like Norwich what they are. Starting outside The Forum, the tour takes in the history of local street traders in the 18th and 19th centuries, the UK’s first Black circus owner, and 19th century boxing hero Jem Mace.

Repeated for the United Nations International Decade of People of African Descent, Black History Walks takes attendees on a fact and fun-filled tour through Clapham Common, South London, to discuss the many homes and establishments connected to the slave trade in the area.

Created for women of African and Caribbean descent, this online session will tackle ways of dealing with mental health and creating wellness in your life. These sessions aim to act as a safe space for Black women to open up about their lives.

GLDN Purpose provide regular online spaces for Black women to connect, network and support each other. Start new friendships and become part of an online community of like-minded women while supporting Black women to pursue their passions in life.

Squat, twirl and twerk your way to peak fitness as a live DJ unleashes a playlist of Caribbean Soca, Dancehall and Afrobeats. Carnival weekend here we come...

It’s the season to break out the picnic blanket and enjoy events like Ghana Girls Link Up, which promises to bring music, canvas painting, Sobolo shots, and floral charcuterie boxes to Regent’s Park, London. Book your tickets while you can.

Join the Black Girls Do Bike team as they embark on a brisk cycle through leafy south east London before arriving at Rock Steady Rum Lounge in Gipsy Hill for free cocktails and brunch. It’s a chance to meet new people, have a chat, and show off your favourite biking outfit.

Black Girl Magic is everywhere including at Brixton’s Flow Dance studio who are holding an event to celebrate the beauty of Black women. The day will include dance training of all styles that will give you the chance to take some of that magic back home with you.

In this online class, you are invited to take part in a therapeutic yoga session that utilises calming restorative practices and empowering meditation to boost wellbeing. The class aims to celebrate the beauty of Black people in all shapes, sizes and abilities.

Forager and herbal apprentice Randa Toko leads this nature-focused workshop at Hackney Marshes where participants can learn how to pick out seasonal plants, connect with the natural world, and learn more about the historical uses of herbs.

To honour what would have been the 97th birthday of lauded African American writer James Baldwin, a screening of the documentary film about his life and legacy - The Price of the Ticket - will be shown at Stanley Arts in South East London.

There is no real concept or agenda behind this event, it's simply about providing a safe space for Black women to come together to share their stresses and have their voices heard. Vital.

Explore the eating practices of our ancestors at this online event. Guided by the founder of Black Psychotherapy, Kim Loliya, Decolonising Food discusses the food cultures of people of colour and how our customs have been colonised and appropriated.

Taking place online across August, FLY! Celebrates Black women filmmakers from Cameroon, New Zealand, and Canada. Watch a curated selection of film screenings, take part in a creative writing workshop, or engage with thought-provoking Q&As from female directors.

If you’re in Glasgow why not pop over to Bat. Lab. to watch Sun Ra’s now iconic afro futurist film Space is the Place. Curated by local artist Natasha Ruwona, the screening also includes a selection of shorts that also focus on afro-futurism and Black sci-fi.

This series of fortnightly online workshops explores how love, grief, loss and community building specifically affect Black queer men. Learn how to find support and look after your mental health during difficult periods.

Created in response to the growing interest in the practice of African spirituality, this online event will look at the role of women in African spiritual systems, ritual practices, the misrepresentation of African practices and more.

Northamptonshire poet Tré Ventour leads this online lecture looking at his own relationship with privilege and whiteness through his place in the private school system, the whiteness of sports like cricket, and his name as a colonial attachment.

Hosted by Black History Walks, this online event offers the rare chance to hear the Jamaican literary icon Dr Erna Brodber whose award-winning work is often seen as a celebration of African diasporic folk cultures.

For expectant mums and new parents, Birthing in Colour is a chance for Black and Asian women to explore the topics of birthing, connecting with your baby, and maternal health together in a safe environment.

In Coventry, take the opportunity to sport your cutest headwrap at Doek on Fleek. Founded by Thandi Mavata, Doek on Fleek aims to bring together women from different backgrounds for a day to promote female empowerment and wellbeing.

Columnist and author of Brit(ish) Afua Hirsh joins the How To Academy in conversation with broadcaster Matthew Stadlen. Tune into this online event to hear Hirsh chat about the many ways we can radically imagine a better future.

As part of Kingston libraries' Black History celebrations, this online reading group will discuss Zadie Smith’s seminal novel, White Teeth. Through a story that tackles race, class, faith, and gender, attendees are encouraged to have open conversations on race and equality.

Focusing on the spots African American abolitionist Frederick Douglass visited during his trips to the UK, Dr Hannah Rose-Murray of Edinburgh University, leads this virtual talk which focuses on the impact Douglass made educating audiences about the horrors of slavery.

Pop down to Black Owned Hackney and take in the bustling weekend market filled exclusively with Black owned businesses and some of London’s best artisan traders, sustainable brands, and vegan bites.

Using art as a tool these online workshops aim to explore ways to heal racial, historical, and cultural traumas. Explore the world of self-care and the importance of prioritising yourself as part of a routine in this session.

If you were blown away by the Black excellence on display on Netflix’s Bridgerton then you’ll be amazed by their real-life counterparts. At this online event learn about the Black heiresses and classical composers who were an important part of English society during the 1800s.

Black women are five times more likely to die at childbirth than white women. Go beyond that damning stat to understand the issue in more depth and make connections with birth workers, parents and anyone else that wants to join.