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Black History Month October 2017

Black History Month October 2017

Black History Month is 30 years old in 2017. See what’s on and book for highlights of October’s celebration of history, arts, literature and film features


Sonia Winifred, Lambeth Council’s Cabinet Member for Equalities and Culture said:

“I am delighted to invite you to this year’s Black History Month celebrations, which will be running throughout October in Lambeth. Last year people told us how inspiring and uplifting they found the events and this year’s programme is just as exciting. There is something for everyone to enjoy and it is a wonderful opportunity to learn about and celebrate African and Caribbean culture and heritage which enriches all our lives. Lambeth Libraries have teamed up with Pegasus Opera, Rhythm & Views Festival, Age UK Lambeth and the Black Cultural Archives, along with many individual artists and writers, to provide a fantastic month. I hope you will be able to join us.”

Black History Month October 2017

Pegasus Opera appearing at Brixton Library as part of Black History

For more information


For full details of the month’s events day by day in Lambeth, you can download a copy of the 24-page brochure. 

Many events are free but you should still book in advance for some as shown in the guidebook or online

Contact the Lambeth service centre by email or phone 020 7926 1000

OR pick up a copy from your local library

There are also events for schools and in children’s libraries throughout the month

For more details of London-wide and national news about Black History Month see the BHM information pages.

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