Events Calendar

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October

2021

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Black History Month UK 2021
'Big Fat Quiz' launch event
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October

2021

04

#BHMLandmarks selfie challenge
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October

2021

16

Black History Month UK 2021
Treasure Hunt
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October

2021

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Black History Month UK Movie Night

2021 Offical Events

Other Events 2021

 
Black History River Cruise

3 hour cruise along the Thames from Temple to Greenwich and back showing the thousands of years of African/Caribbean history on display.

Date and Time: Sunday 3rd October, 2pm

Location: Temple Pier, London

Tickets: £36

Black Pound Day Market

Support a Black owned business on Black Pound Day by visiting the Hackney Craft Fair.

Date and Time: Saturday 2nd October, 10am

Location: 241 Well Street, London E9 6RG

Tickets: Free entry

Blacks Britannica: Diversity in Medieval England Lecture

In this lecture, historian Dr Onyeka Nubia will select and critically assess: history, mythology and mythos to reveal diversity. Africans are etched into the fabric of Englishness. But they are often excluded from our emotional memory of England's distant past. Our journey will explain why this is and offer alternative perspectives for seeing the middle ages.

Date and Time: Wednesday 27th October, 7pm

Location: St Albans Museum + Gallery, St Albans Al3 4SW

Tickets: £8- £10

Black Culture Market (Black History Month)

Black Culture Market are showcasing new and emerging entrepreneurs and businesses over two days during Black History Month UK.

Date and Time: 2nd - 3rd October, 11am

Location: Brixton, London SW9 8FR

Tickets: Free entry

COBO: Comedy Shutdown Black History Month Special

The COBO team are bringing the laughs throughout October in a 11 nights nationwide tour that includes London, Birmingham, Cardiff and and Manchester. The comedy line includes top Black British Comics Eddie Nestor, Robbie Gee and Kat B.

Date and Time: 3rd - 31st October

Location: Nationwide

Tickets: £18 - 20 (earlybird rate of £15)

Blacks Britannica: Diversity in Medieval England Lecture

In this lecture, historian Dr Onyeka Nubia will select and critically assess history, mythology and mythos to reveal diversity. Africans are etched into the fabric of Englishness. but they are often excluded from our emotional memory of England's distant past. Our journey will explain why this is and offer alternative perspectives for seeing the middle ages.

Date and Time: Wednesday 27th October, 7pm

Location: St Albans Musem + Gallery, St Albans A13 4SW

Tickets: £18 - 10

Bernadine Evaristo: Manifesto on Never Giving Up

Join Bernardine Evaristo for an unmissable live event in which she'll be in conversation discussing her new inspirational book Manifesto. It's an intimate and inspirational, no-holds barred account of how she did it, refusing to let any barriers stand in her way.

Date and Time: 3rd October, 7.30pm

Location: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

Tickets: £15 - 20

60 years on: The legacy of Martin Luther King's first London sermon

60 years after Martin Luther King preached his first London sermon, this event explores the ongoing significance of his message for the UK

Date and Time: Friday 29th October, 2pm

Location: Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, London

Tickets: Free

Sip N Stroke: Jean-Michel Basquiat Tribute Sip and Paint Party

The popular Sip and Paint event celebrates influential American artist Jean-Michel Baquiat this Black History Month UK.

Date and Time: Saturday 2nd October, 1pm

Location: The Glitch Bar, London EC2A 4JH

Tickets: £32 -£38

City Of London: Slave Trade Money Trail Tour [Black History Month Special]

Find out how London keeps its memory of the glorification of stolen African lives that capitalised the "streets paved with gold".

Date and Time: Saturdday 2nd October, 12pm

Location: Royal Exchange, London

Tickets: £11.37

The History of Drum & Bass with Live Orchestra

Watch the Symphonica Orchestra and a world champion DJ explore the history of Jungle and Drum & Bass musical genres.

Date and Time: Friday 15th October, 7pm

Location: Brixton, London SW9 6LH

Tickets: £22.15

DJ Spooney presents Garage Classical

Legendary garage DJ and BBC Radio & TV presenter, DJ Spoony, opens Black History Month UK with his acclaimed show. Join the 'Godfather of Garage', the Ignition Orchestra and some special time as they bring a new twist to classic garage tunes.

Date and Time: 1st October, 7pm

Location: Roundhouse, London NW1 8EH

Tickets: £37 - £55 plus fees

Black Culture Market (Black History Month)

Black Culture Market are showcasing new and emerging entrepreneurs and businesses over two days during Black History Month UK.

Date and Time: 2nd-3rd October, 11am start

Location: Brixton, London SW9 8FR

Tickets: Free entry

Black History Month Scotland Events

The BHM Scotland group are hosting a number of events, talks, concerts, movie screenings, and panel discussion, and walking tours.

Date: 1st to 31st October

Location: Various in-person and online locations

Tickets: Various paid or free entry

Black History Month Leciester Events

The BHM Leciester group are hosting a number of events including the screening of Burning Illusion in honour of the late Menelik Shabazz, talks, concerts including a performance of one of the leading lights of lovers rock music scene Carol Thompson, workshops, talks, comedy nights, an art exhibition.

Date: 1st to 31st October

Location: Various in-person and online locations

Tickets: Various paid or free entry

Alex Wheatle - Cane Warriors live reading with music

Join Lambeth Libraries for the live launch of the new paperback from Award-winning author Alex Wheatle. Cane Warriors is a deeply compelling story of courage, brotherhood and hope. It follows the true-life slave rebellion known as Tacky's War in 18th century Jamaica through the eyes of one boy. During his reading, Alex will be accompanied for this special one-off event by live music from Ras Farai of the Buru Drummers for a moving and brilliant experience.

Date and Time: 2nd October

Location: Lamberth Library

Tickets: Free

Rockets and Blue Lights

On the set of a new film about Victorian artist JMW Turner, young actress Lou is haunted by an unresolved history. Meanwhile, in 1840 Londoners Lucy and Thomas try to come to terms with the meaning of freedom.

Moving between London past and present, we embark on a powerfully personal voyage through time.

Directed by Miranda Cromwell, and first staged at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, this astonishing and fiercely political new play by Winsome Pinnock was named winner of the 2018 Alfred Fagon Award.

Date and Time: Playing until 9th October

Location: National Theatre, Southbank, SE1

Tickets: Tickets start at £20

Forgotten Voices

Forgotten Voices is a one woman show that has been inspired by the life of Eva Moorhead Kadalie. She was from South Africa and was fighting for freedoma long time before Nelson but history has forgotten her. This is the world premiere and is an Arts Council funded project.

Date and Time: 18th to 19th October, 8pm

Location: Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Tickets: £14/£11 concessions plus £1.50  booking fee

Black History Month Birmingham Events

The BHM Birmingham group are hosting several Black Heritage walks, comedy shows, exhibitions, talks, workshops and concerts including an evening from Jazzie B, the front person and created of the legendary British soul group Soul II Soul.

Date and Time: 1st to 31st October

Location: Various in-person

Tickets: Various paid or free entry

Museum of London

They're hosting a number of events for Black History Month UK including a special events for Half Term including a talk about Black Abolitionist Oladuah Equiano and a story sleuth in which they can explore the stories of Black Londoners.

Date and Time: 23rd to 31st October

Location: Museum of London, EC2Y 5HN

Tickets: Free but must pre-book tickets

BHM Moving Forward Exhibition

The Arts Students at UAL are hosting an exhibition to promote the work of young artists. The collection was curated by the Arts SU's Sabbatical Officers and members of the African and Caribbean Society. A selected number of the artworks exhiibited are available to purchase

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Date and Time: Running until 3rd November

Location: Central Saint Martin's Window Galleries, 1 Granary Square, King's Cross, London, NC1 4AA

Tickets: Free (opened to the public 24 hours)

Blaqology - exploring the importance in African & Caribbean culture

The Nzinga Dance troop is inviting everyone to come and find out how dance is an integral part of African and Caribbean culture during Black History Month UK.

Date and Time: 24th October, 6.30pm

Location: Ritz, Brixton Oval, London SW12

Tickets: Free entry

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