Black History Month
Join us at events and tell us how you would like to remember, celebrate, and recognise future Black History Months.
Newham is a borough that is proud of its diversity and the heritage of all its communities. Film screenings, exhibitions and talks celebrating black history and culture are just some of the events being staged in October as the borough marks Black History Month.
Newham Council has brought together a programme of more than 50 art and cultural events across the month with something for every taste. Alongside public events, there are activities in schools, and libraries will highlighting curated selections of books by black authors and writers, and about black history. There will be poetry, talks, film screenings, exhibitions, oral history, singing and author events to help people explore and celebrate Black History Month.
Residents are invited to attend the events and tell us how you would like us to remember, celebrate, and recognise future Black History Months. Deputy Mayor Councillor Charlene McLean said:
“I’m really glad that we have revived Black History Month as a key council event to showcase the contribution that the black community has made to this country. These events are for everyone and are also about challenging prejudice and bias. It is really important that our residents get involved and we hear their feedback so we can continue to deliver programmes that provide an insight into the history and culture of the black community in Newham.”