October has come around very quickly, and it’s time to tell you all about Black History Month events in London happening this month.
Every October, all sorts of events – literary, music, debate, film – pop up around London to celebrate the achievements of the black community in London and beyond. Whether you are in the mood for a fun family day out or thought-provoking discussion, the range of activities and entertainment means there is something for everyone.
We’ve picked out our Top 3 Black History Month celebrations:
1. A Taste of Africa
For the family. 30 October. Free.
Dalston CLR James Library
A Taste of Africa, the touring exhibition by African Caribbean Reunion charity, tells us about the history and culture of the continent up to the present day, through music, singing, dancing, stories, costume and African food. A great day out in London for the family.
2. Precious Williams
Author talk. 24 October. Free. Booking highly recommended.
Canada Water Library & Culture Space
Precious Williams will be reading extracts from her acclaimed autobiography, an incredibly moving and honest tale of being fostered and growing up in a white community, and her struggles with finding an identity. The talk will also include a Q&A session followed by book signings.
3. Black Women Playwrights at National Theatre
Discussion. 27 October. Free. Booking highly recommended.
The National Theatre hosts a day of discussion to explore the contribution made by black women playwrights to British theatre.