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Black History Every Month: Events That Inspire Action, Education & Connection
Black History Every Month: Events That Inspire Action, Education & 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 & Connection
Black History Every Month: Events That Inspire Action, Education & Connection
Black History Every Month: Events That Inspire Action, Education & Connection
Black History Every Month: Events That Inspire Action, Education & 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.

Learn about the life of Errol Barrow, who successfully led Barbados to independence in 1966 and fought colonial oppression, at this online screening of the docudrama. You can also get all your questions about Barrow answered in a Q&A with the film’s director and producer.

Judge Peter Herbert OBE, founder of the Society of Black Lawyers, speaks about racial discrimination within the legal system in this online talk.

Explore the history of artists who are re-imagining maps from a Black perspective and involved in the idea of decolonising cartography in this educational online workshop.

Delve into the ways Hollywood depicts Black men in this informative online workshop. Hosted by 1Xtra presenter Richie Brave, the talk will explore characters such as Insecure’s Lawrence and Black Panther, and question what the future hold for Black male characters.

From literature to politics, music to health and welfare, the contributions of Black people in London before 1948 are immense. Learn about their stories in this online Black History Studies presentation.

In this exciting Guardian Live online event, author and TV presenter Candice Brathwaite will discuss her new book Sista Sister, a compilation of essays about growing up in London, and the experiences that inspired her work.

Kick off Black History Month with this online screening of John Akomfrah’s 1986 documentary "Handsworth Songs, filmed during the 1985 riots in London and Birmingham’s Handsworth district in response to police brutality.

To celebrate the official launch of Black History Month, flex your general knowledge at this unique online Black history quiz. Test your memory with four rounds including Black music and Black British history.

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

Why not take part in this engaging eight-week online course based on the best-selling book How to Unlock Your Genius Using Black History. The programme will use narration, group discussion and virtual tours to explore how Black history builds community.

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.

Join the Black Joy Experience for an IRL evening of creativity and discussion. Take part in a Sip n stroke art class, listen to snippets from a new book by journalist Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff, and discuss what it means to feel Black joy.

As the Covid-19 crisis continues to shine a light on the many structural inequalities in UK society, this online seminar looks at the possible solutions to the challenges we face and the ways local councils can effect change.

The Black Women’s Forum discuss Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo. Join the online book group for Black women to meet new, like-minded people and discuss books from Black authors around the world.

Join historian and writer David Olusoga as he explores how Black people have been absent from the British history books and uncovers the real story of Black British invention and success.

Celebrating 30 years of jungle and drum’n’bass, join pioneering artists Goldie and DJ Flight, author Brian Belle-Fortune and music historian Julia Toppin for an exploratory online trip through the history of Black British expression.

Hear the true accounts of the Black community in Southampton at this extraordinary online event. Author Don John will speak about his book in which all of the accounts can be read.

CasildART host an in person art event celebrating the artists that explore what it means to be a Black woman creating in the current moment, such as Caroline Chinakwe and Sharon Adebisi.

Led by film historian Matthew Jarron this online talk looks at the history of Black representation in Hollywood and explores early depictions of African Americans in the 1920s and 1930s.

Join Scottish supermodel Eunice Olumide as she looks back at her time in the fashion industry. This online talk will celebrate the creativity of Black fashion and ask whether the industry is becoming more diverse and inclusive.

Head over to Poetry House in London to enjoy Afro Art’s celebration of Black hair, Black pride and heritage. Once there you’ll be in for an afternoon of music, dance, food, and live performance.

This Birmingham-based group offers a safe space for Black women to meet, share their experiences and find a sense of belonging. In this meeting you can discuss what it’s like being a Black woman in today’s society and how to find sisterhood when you need it.

Presented by Glamour magazine and Black Skin Directory, this online event brings the best in haircare, wellness, skin, and beauty to Black women. Hear from renowned industry experts who will offer expert advice and masterclasses for you to learn from.

Sign up to this online talk to hear the authors of the book An Inconvenient Black History of British Musical Theatre discuss the relationship between Black performers and Bristol, including Paul Robeson’s visits to Bristol Beacon.

Marking BHM, The Guardian invite a panel of speakers to reflect on the Black queer experience in Britain, asking what it takes to build community and culture in the face of hostility and ignorance.

Celebrate the life of Nigerian female artist Chief Nike Okundaye in this online launch of her biography. Learn more about the experiences that informed Nike and how she became a champion of indigenous African textile art and the owner of the biggest art gallery in West Africa.

In this enlightening online talk Caroline Bressey looks at Black people in Victorian Britain, the multicultural communities they lived in, and the places where they could find work, such as theatres and the circus.

Part of the London Spanish Book Fair, join writers Lucía Asué Mbomío Rubio and Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro in conversation with Dayana Catá. The online event, which will be in Spanish, will cover literature by Afro-descendant women and the feminist struggle.

For Londoners who want to take explore nature within the boundaries of the M25, join Black Girls Hike on their trail along South Dollis Valley Walk as they wake in the sights through Woodside Park and Hampstead Heath.

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.

Taking place at The Common Room in Newcastle, the third annual Teakisi conference gives Black women the space to have important conversations, celebrate heritage, learn from each other and more.

Part of University of Westminster’s Black History Year project, join poet and spoken word performer George The Poet, as he leads an online event filled with performances, discussions, and audience questions.

In this one-off online talk from Harrow Libraries, author Avril Nanton talks about her book with co-author Jody Burton, Black London: History, Art & Culture in Over 120 Places, and looks at stories of Black Londoners from Tudor times to today.

Join writer and poet Louisa Adjoa Parker as she looks into the area’s rich multi-ethnic history, including links to transatlantic slavery, abolitionists, and the children of African American soldiers.

Join Stella Dadzie, founder member of OWAAD, as she talks about her latest book A Kick in the Belly: Women, Slavery & Resistance, which tells the often forgotten story of female resilience and defiance.

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.

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.