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Black History Month 2015

27 Sep to 01 Nov, 2015

Welcome to Black History Month 2015

Various venues in Birmingham

The Drum’s Black History Month is a month long annual event to celebrate the achievements, contributions and struggles of African, Asian and Caribbean people within the context of their diversity and heritage.

Featuring talks, exhibitions, performances, music, tours, discussions, spoken word, fashion and visits.

Events include a video projection ‘Crossing Boundaries’ on the exterior of Watson Building University of Birmingham, Service of Commemoration ‘I live… Because You Lived’ at Holy Trinity Church; a bright fusion of African- Caribbean Melodies bringing Reggae, Jazz and Afrobeat together; a talk about the changing face of racism ‘From Racism to Islamophobia and Beyond’;

A number of our local libraries will be displaying stories of six inspirational black men and women who overcame prejudice; there’s an opportunity to view the Qur’an Manuscript, among the earliest written textual evidence of the Islamic holy book and finally BASS 15 Diaspora Britain has the UK’s most exciting poets to respond to works of leading visual artists.

Black History Month Diary

Week 1 Thu 1 to Sun 4 October
Week 2 Mon 5 to Sun 11 October
Week 3 Mon 12 to Sun 18 October
Week 4 Mon 19 to Sun 25 October
Week 5 Thu 26 to Sun 1 November

Exhibitions & Events