Events for Adults

See all the events for adults during Black History Month. Attend free workshops, live performances, exhibitions and talks across the borough throughout October.

Friday 2 October, 5-6pm

This docu-short is a multi-layered journey which follows Lyn Gerald from her discovery of her Congolese roots to look at the traditional art of scarring and the impact of the... FULL DETAILS +

Saturday 3 October, 7-8pm
Newham Town Hall

Grab a seat, a cushion, lay down, or take a stand and join Adam East London for the specially commissioned dance performance Long Play Liberation celebrating Newham’s Black History Month... FULL DETAILS +

Monday 5 October, 7-8.30pm

A community conversation on disproportionately within the Youth Justice System and an exploration into criminal exploitation of children and young people.  The discussion will also cover county lines and the... FULL DETAILS +

Thursday 8 October, 7-10pm
Stratford East Picturehouse

Inspired by the 2005 Paris riots, director Ladj Ly’s Oscar-nominated, Les Misérables is a hugely topical provocative insight into the tensions between neighbourhood residents and police. Stéphane (Damien Bonnard) has... FULL DETAILS +

Monday 12 October, 7-8.30pm

The stigma attached to school exclusions on our young people. An exploration into the implications and impact of such an event on a young person’s life. Is there life after... FULL DETAILS +

Thursday 15 October, 7-10pm
Vue Cinema London – Westfield Stratford

Rubika Shah’s award-winning and energising film charts a vital national protest movement. Rock Against Racism (RAR) was formed in 1976, prompted by ‘music’s biggest colonialist’ Eric Clapton and his support... FULL DETAILS +

Monday 19 October, 7-8.30pm

In the current climate food insecurity is a very real concern, with more people having to choose between paying utilities and eating than ever before.  ACFC presents:  a community conversation... FULL DETAILS +

Wednesday 21 October, 7-8pm

A new solo play about the systemic and systematic unjustified killings of Black Lives.  Written and performed by actor and playwright, Christopher Tajah and performed live, the play explores the... FULL DETAILS +

Thursday 22 October, 7-10pm
Vue Cinema London – Westfield Stratford

A brutal indictment of colonialism that never shies away from the horrifying terrorism Africans endured under colonial rule, African Apocalypse is a visually compelling, visceral experience that seeks to understand... FULL DETAILS +

Friday 23 October, 6-7.30pm
Stratford Old Town Hall

Join local renowned comedian, Quincy, to hear Windrush Generation experiences through the eyes of young people.  Hear how those stories have impacted those young people and their aspiration for the... FULL DETAILS +

Monday 26 October, 7-8.30pm

If you do not know the direction you are heading? How will you know if you have arrived at your intended destination? This session explores the experiences of a Black... FULL DETAILS +

Thursday 29 October, 7-10pm
Vue Cinema London – Westfield Stratford

Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden, Bernadine Williams. The emotional wedge in her marriage grows. Memories of a recently botched execution plague... FULL DETAILS +

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