All Ages

See the events open to all ages during Black History Month 2019. Attend free workshops, live performances, exhibitions and film screening suitable for all ages.

Thursday 1 October, 7-8pm

To launch Newham’s Black History Month programme, celebrated historian and TV personality, David Olusoga will discuss what Black Lives Matter means in the context of Black British history. The online... FULL DETAILS +

1-31 October 2020
Forest Gate Library

​The Heritage Series is a mixed media  study of the cultural, familial and aesthetic rituals of black women from the Caribbean and the diaspora pre and post-Windrush. In the first... FULL DETAILS +

Saturday 10 October 6-7.30pm

A discussion about the Windrush Scandal, featuring a documentary which is part of the Is Britain Racist series of films made by film maker, Jean Marc Aka-Kadjo. The film charts... FULL DETAILS +

Saturday 10 October, 7-8.30pm
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 +

Friday 16 October, 7-8pm

An evening of poetry with award winning human rights campaigner, writer and artist, Zita Holbourne from her sell out book “Striving for Equality Freedom and Justice”. Some of the poems... FULL DETAILS +

Saturday 17 October, 7-8.30pm
Stratford Old 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 +

Tuesday 20 October, 5-6.30pm

Dr Aisha Phoenix hosts a discussion about colourism – what it is and why it is important. The discussion will also feature colourism in the media, and in the context... FULL DETAILS +

Tuesday 20 October, 7-8pm

An online photographic exhibition with interviews profiling five inspirational black women from Newham. This exhibition will highlight these positive role models, their hidden stories and achievements. FULL DETAILS +

Friday 23 October, 7-8pm

Meet Adunni, a teenage girl born into a rural Nigerian village.  Aged fourteen, she is a commodity, a wife, a servant.  She is also smart, funny, curious, with a spirit and joy... FULL DETAILS +

Saturday 24 October, 7-8.30pm
Stratford Old 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 +

Sunday 25 October, 7-7.30pm

London is often heralded as a multi-cultural metropolis but, in reality, in the current socio-political climate there is decreasing support for the diverse and vibrant cultural communities. Musical communities are... FULL DETAILS +

Tuesday 27 October, 6-7pm

Stories from Newham’s Windrush Generation who will share their memories and treasures that remind them of home. FULL DETAILS +

Tuesday 27 October, 6-7pm

In this lecture for Black History Month we shall consider the ways national institutions control and shape the narratives of Black people (African and African diasporic communities) in and of... FULL DETAILS +

Wednesday 28 October, 6-9pm
Stratford Old Town Hall

A talk by local historian, Peter Williams, author of West Ham and its Fire Brigade, about Frank Bailey. He was a migrant from Guyana who became one of the first... FULL DETAILS +

Wednesday 28 October 2020

A discussion with Newham author, Joy White, about her new book, Terraformed: Young Black Lives in the Inner City which is available from Newham Bookshop.   FULL DETAILS +

Thursday 29 October, 7-9pm

A presentation on the history of Locs, the impact of Locs past, present and future, and a virtual gallery. The event will include: Q&A session Competition Virtual gallery Guest speakers... FULL DETAILS +

Friday 30 October, 7-7.45pm

A thought-provoking documentary with Newham residents talking about the musical genres that have formed the sonic backdrop to their lives. Stories span the Windrush Generation to the present day, illustrating... FULL DETAILS +

Saturday 31 October, 7-8pm

DJ Norman Jay will discuss his book, Mister Good Times, with author, Sharmaine Lovegrove. It is a vivid and engaging portrait of the man behind the music that has inspired... FULL DETAILS +

Wednesday 11 November, 6-6.30pm

A series of monologues by young east London artists responding to Theatre Royal Stratford East’s audio play, “8:46”, which interrogates and celebrates their identity, power and community. 8:46 is an... FULL DETAILS +

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