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Music, film, workshops, heritage and more form the mainstay of varied, month-long programme of events and activities to mark Black History Month 2022.

In addition to the wide array of events listed, Museum of London Docklands have a great programme for Black History Month throughout October.

You can learn about key moments in London’s Black history with an interactive timeline, drop in to a weekend storytelling session with Soup Stories, inspired from the new display ‘Feeding Black: Community, Power & Place’ and explore the stories of past Black Londoners with a digital trail for the who of half term week.

Local organisation Trapped in Zone One are creating two new community murals in Tower Hamlets which showcases the rich diversity of the borough and honour a community champion who is an inspiration to young people in Tower Hamlets.  For details to how you can get involved in these FREE creative workshops please visit their website.

For the full programme of events, see listings below or download our 2021 brochure.

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Songwriting Masterclasses & Showcase with Jordon O

Songwriting Masterclasses & Showcase with Jordon O
Date
02/10/2022 (12:30-13:30)
Location:
Poplar Union 2 Cotall Street E14 6TL
Description
Join singer-songwriter Jordon O for a series of songwriting masterclasses to unlock your inner lyricist and create your own unique sound in a celebration of Black History Month.

If Beal Street Could Talk

If Beal Street Could Talk
Date
03/10/2022 (18:15-21:00)
Location:
Genesis Cinema 93-95 Mile End Road, London E1 4UJ
Description
A special screening of Barry Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk, followed by a panel discussion led by We Are Black Journos founder and BBC journalist Hannah Ajala.

Celebrating Black History Month with Tower Hamlets' Carers

Celebrating Black History Month with Tower Hamlets' Carers
Date
05/10/2022 (13:30-14:30)
Location:
21 Bayford Square Commercial Road E1 0SG, The Carers Centre
Description
An Effervescent and free African Traditional Dance and Drumming Workshop for our much valued "Carers" who live in the Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Amplifying Youth Voices - Workshops

Amplifying Youth Voices - Workshops
Date
05/10/2022 (17:00-20:00)
Location:
30 Hay Currie Street E14 6GN, Spotlight
Description
This Black History Month, Join L.E.G.A.C.Y and Spotlight to explore the national theme 'Time for Change; Actions not Words' & create your own event for young people in Half Term.

POWER & GLORY

POWER & GLORY
Date
06 (09:00) - 29/10/2022 (19:00)
Location:
192-196 Hanbury Street E1 5HU, Brady Arts Centre
Description
Black History Month Photography Exhibition

Grandad Anansi

Grandad Anansi
Date
07/10/2022 (10:30-11:30)
Location:
43 White Horse Road London E1 0ND, Half Moon Theatre, London E1 0ND
Description
An uplifting tale of love, courage and letting go written by award-winning children's author Elayne Ogbeta.

Grandad Anansi

Grandad Anansi
Date
07/10/2022 (13:30-14:30)
Location:
43 White Horse Road London E1 0ND, Half Moon Theatre, London E1 0ND
Description
An uplifting tale of love, courage and letting go written by award-winning children's author Elayne Ogbeta.

Grandad Anansi

Grandad Anansi
Date
08/10/2022 (11:00-12:00)
Location:
43 White Horse Road London E1 0ND, Half Moon Theatre, London E1 0ND
Description
An uplifting tale of love, courage and letting go written by award-winning children's author Elayne Ogbeta.

Grandad Anansi

Grandad Anansi
Date
08/10/2022 (14:00-15:00)
Location:
43 White Horse Road London E1 0ND, Half Moon Theatre, London E1 0ND
Description
An uplifting tale of love, courage and letting go written by award-winning children's author Elayne Ogbeta.

Happy Feet

Happy Feet
Date
08/10/2022 (16:30-18:30)
Location:
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA, Rich Mix
Description
Come and have fun, learning some new moves in a contemporary Black British Dance workshop! Free!!

Songwriting Masterclasses & Showcase with Jordon O

Songwriting Masterclasses & Showcase with Jordon O
Date
09/10/2022 (12:30-13:30)
Location:
Poplar Union 2 Cotall Street E14 6TL
Description
Join singer-songwriter Jordon O for a series of songwriting masterclasses to unlock your inner lyricist and create your own unique sound in a celebration of Black History Month.

Born of good intentions: Black Victorian Children in a Barnardo's Home

Born of good intentions: Black Victorian Children in a Barnardo's Home
Date
10/10/2022 (19:00-20:00)
Location:
Online event
Description
A look at Dr Barnardo's Victorian homes where he took in poor Black children

Songwriting Masterclasses & Showcase with Jordon O

Songwriting Masterclasses & Showcase with Jordon O
Date
11/10/2022 (18:00-20:30)
Location:
Poplar Union 2 Cotall Street E14 6TL
Description
Join singer-songwriter Jordon O for a series of songwriting masterclasses to unlock your inner lyricist and create your own unique sound in a celebration of Black History Month.

Celebrating Black History Month with Tower Hamlets' Carers

Celebrating Black History Month with Tower Hamlets' Carers
Date
12/10/2022 (13:30-14:30)
Location:
21 Bayford Square Commercial Road E1 0SG, The Carers Centre
Description
An Effervescent and free African Traditional Dance and Drumming Workshop for our much valued "Carers" who live in the Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Amplifying Youth Voices - Workshops

Amplifying Youth Voices - Workshops
Date
12/10/2022 (17:00-20:00)
Location:
30 Hay Currie Street E14 6GN, Spotlight
Description
This Black History Month, Join L.E.G.A.C.Y and Spotlight to explore the national theme 'Time for Change; Actions not Words' & create your own event for young people in Half Term.

The Three Dumas and The Enduring Power of Representation

The Three Dumas and The Enduring Power of Representation
Date
18/10/2022 (18:30-20:45)
Location:
Brady Arts and Community Centre 192-196 Hanbury Street London E1 5HU
Description
A docudrama about the life of the great French author Alexandre Dumas, his father whom Napoleon Bonaparte sought to erase from history and his grandfather. This will be followed by a discussion of what might be if young minds had known of them and other 'giants' of Black African decent, such as Robert Smalls, Frederick Douglas, Elijah McCoy, George Washington Carver and countless others untold.'

Celebrating Black History Month with Tower Hamlets' Carers

Celebrating Black History Month with Tower Hamlets' Carers
Date
19/10/2022 (13:30-14:30)
Location:
21 Bayford Square Commercial Road E1 0SG, The Carers Centre
Description
An Effervescent and free African Traditional Dance and Drumming Workshop for our much valued "Carers" who live in the Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Amplifying Youth Voices - Workshops

Amplifying Youth Voices - Workshops
Date
19/10/2022 (17:00-20:00)
Location:
30 Hay Currie Street E14 6GN, Spotlight
Description
This Black History Month, Join L.E.G.A.C.Y and Spotlight to explore the national theme 'Time for Change; Actions not Words' & create your own event for young people in Half Term.

The Three Dumas and The Enduring Power of Representation

The Three Dumas and The Enduring Power of Representation
Date
20/10/2022 (18:00-20:45)
Location:
Brady Arts and Community Centre 192-196 Hanbury Street London E1 5HU
Description
A docudrama about the life of the great French author Alexandre Dumas, his father whom Napoleon Bonaparte sought to erase from history and his grandfather. This will be followed by a discussion of what might be if young minds had known of them and other 'giants' of Black African decent, such as Robert Smalls, Frederick Douglas, Elijah McCoy, George Washington Carver and countless others untold.'

Song of Africa Workshop

Song of Africa Workshop
Date
21/10/2022 (19:00-20:30)
Location:
St John on Bethnal Green 200 Cambridge Heath Road London E2 9PA
Description
This event is part of a programme of practical participatory workshops culminating in a public performance, exploring the musical cultures of the African diaspora in Tower Hamlets.
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