Black History Month

Black History Month


October 2013


Locations across London

A selection of Black History Month London events are taking place across the capital, recognising and celebrating the rich history of London’s African and Caribbean communities and their contribution to the city’s heritage.

Celebrating black culture and history
A varied range of events and exhibitions are taking place at venues throughout London during Black History Month 2013, with everything from exhibitions and live music to educational events and discussions on the menu. Events and exhibitions will be held throughout the season in various locations around London, with plenty to see and do for visitors.

Highlight events
Highlight events include a series of special talks and activities in the Southwark area, such as a special talk with children's author Trish Cooke at both Camberwell and Peckham Librarys and acclaimed author Malorie Blackman will also be making an appearance at Dulwich Library on the 17th October. Running thoughout October is the free exhibition titled Daddy I want to be a Black Artist, showcasing the stunning artwork of Kimathi Donkor. Other highlights taking place in southwark include storytelling, arts and crafts, reinactment walks and a host of family workshops and for more information on all the events taking place, please click on the link below.

Southwark Council Official Site

2013 events
Taking place throughout October, Black History Month 2013 forms a key part of Black History Season as a whole. First celebrated in the UK in 1987 as part of African Jubilee Year, the Black History Month London events have become a main feature of London’s multicultural calendar, inviting Londoners of all ethnic backgrounds to learn more about black history and celebrate a vibrant, rich culture.

Lewisham events
Lewisham is one of the many local authorities putting on a season of great events that celebrate black culture and history in October 2013. Blackheath Village community library service is hosting a special childrens quiz as well as a host of displays celebrating the month. The Lewisham Library will be looking back at the life of the poet Aimé Césaire as well as celebrating the 65th anniversary of the arrival of SS Windrush. Downham Library film club will be hosting a selection of Black History Month special screenings throughout October. Other events taking place in Lewisham include African folk stories and a variety of crafts for kids. For more information on this and all the other events, click on the link below.

Lewisham Council Official Site

Museum activities
Those who want to learn more about Black History should head to one of the many partaking museums hosting some great talks and family events, such as the National Maritime Museum who will be hosting a special family talk about the life of black sailor, John Simmons. The Imperial War Museum will also be holding a range of events exploring the role of Britians black community during the first world war, so why not get involved in these special events and discover more about Britains heritage.

NationalMaritime Museum

Imperial War Museum

The Black History Month London events run throughout October 2013. For further information on Black History Season events, click on the link below.

Black History Month Official Site

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