Black History Month Events 2014

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UK Black History Month Events 2014

Black History Month 2014 is being celebrated with a wide range of events in London and around the UK, here are some highlights.

Retired Caribbean Nurses and the NHS.
until 31 January 2015
Hackney Museum hosts Retired Caribbean Nurses and the NHS, an exhibition documenting the experiences of retired Caribbean nurses.
This is a free exhibition

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Making Freedom
This event takes place daily from 16 September to 19 October – all day
Venue: 7 9 Downham Library Moorside Road Bromley BR1 5EP
The Making Freedom exhibition draws from significant national collections to record stories from those who resisted and fought enslavement.An introduction by Arthur Torrington, CBE of the Windrush Foundation, will take place from 7.15–7.45pm, and requires advanced booking.

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Rudys Rare Records
24 Sep 2014 – 5 Oct 2014
Starring Lenny Henry, and based on the BBC Radio 4 series, this touching comedy with real rhythm is set in an old reggae record shop in Birmingham.

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Discover famous black scientists, explorers and writers
Wednesday 1 October 2014 4pm to 5pm
Venue:199 201 Lewisham Library Lewisham High Street London SE13 6LG

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Maya Angelou: A Celebration An evening dedicated to her memory
Sunday 5 October 2014 7:00pm
Royal Festival Hall

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Film: The Stuart Hall Project followed by Q&A with Tony Warner
Thursday 9 October 2014 7pm
Venue: Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP
Cost: free

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S. I. Martin’s Black History Month walking tour of Lee
Saturday 11 October 2014 11am to 12midday
Venue: Manor House Library Old Road London SE13 5SY
Cost: £5
Renowned historian, S.I. Martin leads his newly devised walking tour around some of Lee’s local landmarks.

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Film: Forward Ever: The Killing of a Revolution, followed by Q&A
Saturday 11 October 2014 6:30pm to 9.30pm
Venue: Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP
Entry: £9

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Black Literature Heritage
Tuesday 14 October 2014 2pm-3:30pm
Venue: Idea Store Chrisp Street 1 Vesey Path East India Dock Road London E14 6BT
Take part in this event to share an appreciation of black authors and poets as we read a short story and poetry together and discuss the texts and themes as we go along. Expand your knowledge and enjoyment of black culture and history whilst having free refreshments as well.

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Black Superheroes – with Tony Walker
Saturday 18 October 2014 10am-12pm
Venue: Leytonstone Library, 6 Church Lane, Leytonstone, London, E11 1HG
Admission Free
Animation festival for 6-60 year olds featuring a variety of themed cartoons and films which will tell tales of magical Nigerian warriors, Anansi the West Afrikan folk hero, and other heroic black men and women.

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Maya Angelou Tribute
Saturday 18th October 2014
Venue: Fairfield Hall, Park Lane Croydon CR9 1DG
The Write Thing & Fairweather Productions presents IN CELEBRATION OF OUR CULTURE A Black History Month Event. Hosted by Juliet Alexander BBC. A Special Tribute To The Inspirational Dr MAYA ANGELOU in Song, Dance, Film, Laugher & Spoken Word. IDMC GOSPEL CHOIR – DIANE ABBOTT MP – DONNA CARROLL (Dr who)- NAIROBI – THE CARIBBEAN BALLET

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Rastamouse Workshop
Tuesday 21st October 2014
Venue: Selsdon Library Addington Road CR2 8LA
Workshop with Rastamouse creator. Come and meet Michael D’Souza. For families.
Time: 4.00-5.00pm
Booking: Ticketed

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A Caribbean Story
Monday 27 October 2014 11.30am-12.30pm
Venue: Walthamstow Library, High Street, Walthamstow, London, E17 7JN
Admission Free
Explore the landscape, culture and traditions of St Lucia through the delightful story of a child and her fisherman grandfather.

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Evening Talk with Black Poppies Author Stephen Bourne
Wednesday 29 October 2014 7.30pm
Venue:
Community historian and author 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. Buy a signed copy of the book directly from the author on the evening.

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Rampage Youth Black History Month Celebration
Wednesday 29 October 2014
Venue: UK Centre for Carnival Arts 3 St Mary’s Road Luton Bedfordshire LU1 3JA
Rampage Youth invite you to celebrate Black History Month this October at their celebratory event.

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A Tree Without Roots: Talk and workshop with Paul Crooks
Thursday 30 October 2014 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Hackney Archives
For adults – Come along and listen to Paul Crooks talk about his book ‘A Tree Without Roots’ detailing how he managed to trace his family tree back to his Great Great Great Grandmother Ami Djaba who was living in 1777 at Krobo Mountain in Ghana. Paul will then give guidance on how to start tracing your own family tree. Hackney Archives. To book your place contact Linda Sydow on: 020 8356 2509; or at: linda.sydow@hackney.gov.uk

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Events Outside London

Black History Month Events 2014 around the UK

An Evening with Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze MBE and Tracie Morris
Wednesday 22 Oct at 7:30pm
Venue: The Drum Birmingham
Evening of poetry, performance and conversation from two phenomenal artists, as renowned Jamaican poet Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze MBE and acclaimed US poet and voice artist Tracie Morris read more

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BHM North Wales Official Launch
Tuesday 2 October
Venue: Conwy Archives The Old Board School Lloyd Street LL30 2YG

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Stories from the Shell: Winston Nzinga performs stories, songs and music
Monday 13 October – 3.30pm
Venue: Highfields Library
Winston Nzinga, African-Caribbean performer, combines storytelling and music that opens the imagination, entertains and creates new opportunities for children to participate in. Winston will deliver three school performances earlier in the day. The after school event is open to all – young and old – who enjoy stories that engage and excite.

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