Black History Month in the United Kingdom

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Der Black History Month wird in Englands Black Community seit 30 Jahren gefeiert, anders als bei uns und in den USA nicht im Februar sondern im Oktober. Das Programm findet Ihr hier : http://www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk und hier International Slavery Museum Liverpool.

  • Black History: Green History Series, British Museum, 17 Oct (free)
    Short films, documentaries and talks on climate change, poverty and sustainability in Africa and the Caribbean, plus sustainability awareness in the UK
  • Family Day: Black History Month, Sutton House, 25 Oct (free)
    Black music, art, food and dance for all the family
  • Black History Month Trail, Sutton House, 1 Oct-31 Nov
    Follow the trail to learn about the lives of influential black Londoners
  • Black History Month – Struggles for Black Community, Rich Mix, 24 Oct
    Colin Prescod, Chair of the Institute of Race Relations, presents two seminal documentaries on contemporary Black history plus a Q&A session
  • In Conversation with… Diane Abbott, Museum of London, 21 Oct (free)
    MP Diane Abbott, the first black woman elected to Parliament, shares her defining memories of London
  • The Price of Sweetness, Museum of London, 24 & 27 Oct (free)
    Interactive workshop of poetry, rap and sugar bowl-making with rap artist BREIS
  • Black History Month – Family Workshops, Imperial War Museum London, 26-30 Oct (free)
    Hands-on, drop-in session where you can learn about African, Asian and Caribbean servicemen and women in the Second World War
  • Writing Africa: Marking 10 Years of the Caine Prize, British Library, 10 Oct
    Celebrate 10 years of Africa’s highest literary award with Booker Prize Winner Ben Okri Brian Chikwava, Chika Unigwe and Binyavanga Wainaina.
  • ”Here’s One”: Roland Hayes, British Library, 27 Oct
    Remembering Roland Hayes: son of former slaves and the first African-American man to gain fame as a classical singer throughout the world, with Michael Harper
  • Football Workshop, Westminster Academy, 7 Oct
    Talk to professional players and try out your skills, with Paul Canoville, Chelsea Football Club’s first black player, and London Tigers
  • Historical Boat Trips, departing from Tate Pier, 13 & 20 Oct
    Learn about life in London during slavery on a guided Thames boat tour
  • Mary Seacole Play, Beethoven Community Centre, 14 Oct
    Cleo Sylvestre performs a play about the life of Mary Seacole, followed by a chance to meet Mary in full costume and ask questions
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