Croydon Celebrates Black History

1st October 2017 to 31st October 2017


Latitude: 51.376165
Longitude: -0.098234

This year’s Black History Month will celebrate the contributions of black institutions that have been active in the borough for 10 or more years. Events will be held during October/November some of which will be promoted and supported by Croydon Council.

The month will look at Black Institutions who are leading communities today, and this is reflected in an exciting range of events that will include opportunities to discover historical events through performance, music, storytelling and song, and also by taking part in thought-provoking discussions.



Event programme

31st October 2017
19.00 - 21.00

Poetic Insight: Black-Ish

A poetry night for young people to make their voices heard through poetry and spoken word.  All individuals aged 16+, but mainly young people

1 Bell Hill

1 Bell Hill
21st October 2017
14.00 - 15.00

Bim Akinmade

Come and meet the author of a children’s book called ‘Say my Name’, which celebrates cultural diversity and the world’s beautiful, musical, meaningful names. Advance booking required.

Croydon Central Library

Katharine Street
24th October 2017
12.00 - 13.00

An African Journey Barbara Ellis

Barbara Ellis talks about her book An African Journey and introduces you to her characters Beda and Sister Anancy. For Children aged 7 to 11. Advanced booking required.

Croydon Central Library

Katharine Street

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