Celebrate Black History Month

Make sure not to miss out on Black History Month this October

The council is putting on a huge programme of arts and cultural events to celebrate Black History Month.  

Throughout October, there will be over 100 events across the borough for residents to enjoy and with workshops, screenings, concerts, exhibitions, talks and more, there is something for everyone.

Black History Month has been running in Tower Hamlets for several years.

This year’s highlights include:

  • Somali Week Festival – which has a programme including talks, performances, screenings, and an exhibition which analyses and celebrates Somali culture, tradition, and current affairs
  • Music from across Africa, including the ‘the golden voice of Africa’, Pat Thomas & the Kwashibu Area Band 
  • No Feedback – a theatrical event highlighting the discrimination in everyday life that takes the format of a public meeting asking audiences to consider their own place and how we relate to each other
  • The Taste of Southern Africa Cultural Arts Festival featuring workshops in dance, marimba, and mbira and drumming and much more
  • Family History Day - get help researching your Caribbean ancestors and find out more about African and Caribbean heritage in London’s East End at this free family history event, run in partnership with the Tony Cheeseman Foundation.

Mayor John Biggs - 'amazingly diverse'

Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs, said: “This October marks the 30th anniversary of Black History Month in the UK and I am very pleased to say that Tower Hamlets has an amazingly diverse and jam-packed programme of events to mark this significant occasion.

"Black History Month provides a fantastic opportunity for residents of all ages and interests to engage with the richness of black and Afro-Caribbean arts, culture and history."

There are events for all ages and interests. Audiences will find something to entertain, engage, challenge and inform while they revel in the rich variety of Black History Month.

For full listings please visit www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk

Posted on Monday 2nd October 2017