Black History Month takes place every October in the UK, the month started as a way of remembering important people in History of the African Diaspora. Now, every October the country is filled with events, talks, social media movements to educate people on Black History.
We’ve created a list of great Black History events that are on this October – let us know if we’ve missed any in the comments!
Please note due to Covid-19 some of these details may change – please check the event’s website before turning up.
2nd September – 7th October – Online Course: Great Black Women in History, Blackhistorystudies.com
This informative course explores the lives, work and legacy of remarkable black women throughout history. The course uncovers the biography and achievements of great women from Ancient and Medieval Africa. The course will take place over Zoom.
Thursday 1st October – Monday 5th October- Gidun Tunai – House of Thought – Copeland Gallery, Peckham, SE15 3SN
An exhibition by Visual Artists and Poet, INxSANIxTY. He works in a range of mediums from oil painting to digital to street art drawing inspiration from his experiences of West Africa, London culture and the human condition. The exhibition is set to be fascinating as well as challenging and explores a range of different topics such as identity, faith and colonisatism.
Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th October – Jerk Festival, Quantum Exhibition Centre, Digbeth, B9 4EG
Taste and Liquor’s annual Jerk Festival is back to celebrate the taste of the carribean and Jamaican Independence. As well a the best Jerk Chicken the West Midlands has to offer, there will be DJs, Rum bars and more. Tickets from £6.
Thursday 8th October – Black and British History: Jamaica, Britain and the Akan, Maroon War, Online Event
A talk on the Akan speaking Maroons of Jamaica, who they were and why Britain went to war with them. The 45 minutes talk will prove to educate many on the turbulent history of slavery in the Caribbean.
Friday 16th October – COBO: Comedy Shutdown Black History Month, Harrow Arts Centre, Harrow, HA5 4EA
Join Comedy of Black Origin for their Black History Month Special with their show with some of the best urban comedians on the circuit.
Saturday 24th October – Celebrating Black History & Craft Fair, Stoke Newington Methodist Church, Hackney, N16 7NY
This free event combines local businesses, organisations, charities, stalls and more to teach about Black History.
Find out the best galleries to see art by Black Artists here.