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BLACK HISTORY SEASON UK 2014

In the UK Black History Month is traditionally celebrated in October, more recently Black History Season events can last until December and beyond

London
Enfield 
Hackney 
Haringey   
Islington   
Lewisham       
Merton libraries 
Southwark 
Tower Hamlets   
Waltham Forest 
Westminster 

Around the UK 
Birmingham : the Drum listings
Bristol 
Crawley facebook 
Colchester  
Hastings : AfriKàBa Festival 2014
Kirklees facebook  
Leicester   
Manchester
Merseyside
Norfolk
Southampton  
Scotland
Wales

Other websites with listings
Black History Month 2014
  
Black History Month  
Black History Month UK    
Black Net 

Universities  
Birmingham
Nottingham
Teesside
UCLU  
Warwick 
West of England (Bristol)

Museums etc
London : Black Cultural Archives

Liverpool : International Slavery Museum
London : V&A   

Related links  
TV programmes on the Africa Channel 
The Black Presence in Britain&  
Guardian newspaper 
N.H.S.
Rasta Ites links 
Royal Society/a> online exhibition


DATE

EVENT

DETAILS

£
now until 30th November Exhibition - Re-imagine: Black Women in Britain @ the Black Cultural Archives, 1 Windrush Square, Brixton, London SW2 1EF. Info: Tues - Sun 10am - 6pm / website free
now until 31st January Hackney Museum is proud to host Retired Caribbean Nurses and the NHS, an exhibition documenting the experiences of retired Caribbean nurses. @ Hackney Museum, Ground Floor, Technology And Learning Centre, 1 Reading Lane, London E8 1GQ. Info: opening hours and more info  
October & November “Influential Black Londoners” Trail-throughout October and November. Design a magical healing plant for Mary Seacole, decorate a paper boat for Olaudah Equiano, draw up a campaign poster inspired by Doreen Lawrence and much more. Collect your family activity book and get creative. @ Sutton House, 2&4 Homerton High Street, Hackney, London, E9 6JQ. Info: Weds – Sun 10.30am-4.30pm / all ages welcome / Hackney Central £1 suggested donation + normal admission
1st October - 21st December Local Reflections: Nelson Mandela and the Haringey Anti-Apartheid Movement: Artefacts, documents and photographs from the Haringey community. With an opportunity to offer your personal story/experience of Nelson Mandela Location: East Wing Gallery. in the East Wing Gallery, Bruce Castle Museum,  Lordship Lane,  London N17 8NU. Info: museum open Wednesday to Sunday 1pm - 5pm / museum events page free
Monday 20th October Hiawatha's Wedding Feast by Samuel Coleridge Taylor: Join the British Library and British Museum Singers (conductor Peter Hellyer) for a performance of Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast by Anglo-African composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor + other pieces. The concert will be accompanied by Giles Ridley on the piano. in the  Entrance Hall, British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB. Info: 1pm - 2pm / website free
Tuesday 21st October Maya Angelou: warrior for equality, tolerance and peace. A talk by Sandra Agard @ Peckham Library, 122 Peckham Hill Street, London SE15 5JR. Info: 7pm - 8.30pm / website free / must book
Friday 24th October Camden Black Workers Group celebrate Black History Month @ the Charlie Ratchford Centre, London NW1 8HF. Info: 2pm / Love Camden  
Saturday 25th October KofiArts celebrates Black History Month with an Open House event called Pride - Alvin Kofi will be giving a talk at 7pm @ Kofi Arts Studio Gellery, 115 Melfort Road, Thornton Heath CR7 7RX. Info: 12pm - 9pm / flyer   
Sunday 26th October Talk: Tales from the rich tapestry of Black History : From slavery and the chains of bondage to equality and civil rights, celebrate Black History Month with Rupert Colley - author of the bestselling 'Black History: History In An Hour', published by HarperCollins.     @ Redbridge Central Library, (formerly Ilford Central library), Clements Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1EA. Info: 2pm / event page £3
Wednesday 29th October Black Poppies: Community historian and author of many successful black British history books, Stephen Bourne, shares memories of his adopted Aunt Esther, a black Londoner born before WW1. His latest book Black Poppies - Britain's Black Community and the Great War explores the military and civilian wartime experience of black Britons, from the trenches to the music halls. This event is also an opportunity to buy a signed copy of the book directly from the author. Bruce Castle Museum,  Lordship Lane,  London N17 8NU. Info: Doors 7pm for refreshments / Talk starts 7.30pm / Bruce Castle events page / Stephen Bourne (external link)  
Friday 31st October B.C.A. Black History Month Celebration 2014 @ Burton Caribbean Association, 346 Uxbridge St, Burton on Trent DE14 3JS. Info: 7pm - 1am / facebook free
26th -29th November Olaudah Equiano: The Enslaved African - This fantastic theatre performance created by Total Insight Theatre Company documents the life of Olaudah Equiano, from when he was enslaved at the age of eleven to becoming one of our most famous and influential Black Londoner. Tickets at the door:  (This play contains some mildly graphic scenes, therefore not suitable children under the age 16.) @ Sutton House, 2&4 Homerton High Street, Hackney, London, E9 6JQ. Info: 7.30pm - 9pm / 16+ / Hackney Central Adults £10 / 16-18, Students, Unemployed and Over 65s: £8