Events for Young People

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

1-31 October 2020

Our Youth Empowerment Service’s Youth Zones have online events throughout October for young people.  Check out their social media and weekly timetable. Insta: @youthzoneslbn @forestgateyouthzonelbn @becktonglobeyouthzonelbn @littleilfordyouthzonelbn @shipmanyouthzonelbn @detatchedyouthteamlbn FULL DETAILS +

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 +

Saturday 10 October 11am-12.30pm
Stratford Library

A workshop to study photographic exhibition, “The Missing Chapter: Black Chronicles”, featuring rare images portraying people of African and Caribbean descent in 19th century Victorian and Edwardian Britain. Participants will... FULL DETAILS +

Saturday 10 October 1-2.30pm
Stratford Library

A workshop to study photographic exhibition, “The Missing Chapter: Black Chronicles”, featuring rare images portraying people of African and Caribbean descent in 19th century Victorian and Edwardian Britain. Participants will... 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 +

Saturday 17 October, 11-12.30pm

One of a  series of three workshops highlighting and celebrating the work of Black artists who migrated from the Caribbean to the UK during the Windrush era and the contribution... 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 +

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 +

Saturday 24 October, 11-12.30pm

One of a series of three workshops highlighting and celebrating the work of Black artists who migrated from the Caribbean to the UK during the Windrush era and the contribution... FULL DETAILS +

Sunday 25 October, 2-3.30pm

This interactive session will explore the roots of black music, the role of music in social movements and how music can be used for social change. Suitable for 8-16 year... FULL DETAILS +

Monday 26 October, 2.30-4pm

Your voice heard! Join artist Antonietta Torsiello in an art activism workshop and create your own protest signs inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and other inspirational movements.  Discuss... 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 +

Saturday 31st October, 11-12.30pm

One of a series of three workshops highlighting and celebrating the work of Black artists who migrated from the Caribbean to the UK during the Windrush era and the contribution... FULL DETAILS +

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