Black History Month Leicester

Black History Month (BHM) takes place each year in October. In Leicester, we mark the occasion with a programme of events that promote the history and contributions of African and Caribbean communities. Our programme helps us to understand the present through our past. Serendipity was awarded the tenure by Leicester City Council and has overseen BHM in Leicester since 2012.

BHM Programme

Welcome BHM

Welcome

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Image Description: A graphic artwork, two sculptures are framed by a repeating pattern of mobile phones. BHM

Black History Month Launch

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An illustrative artwork of a Black man in a hooded tops. Text reads ‘I am not that boy in the hood’. BHM

Black Lives Matter – New Acquisitions

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AfroManifesto BHM

AfroManifesto Exhibition

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Little Girl Illustration BHM

Opal’s Bedtime Stories

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Black Lives Matter BHM

Community Curators Exhibition: Black Lives Matter Too!

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Hip-Hop and We Don’t Stop!

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Stickman’s World of Caribbean Sounds and Voices

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Raised Fist BHM

Flash Black Part 2

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And Still We Rise!

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Floella Benjamin BHM

Commemorating the Story of Leicester Caribbean Windrush Communities in Leicester

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Black Presence Revisited – Museum Take-Over Day

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Hands styling and braiding hair. BHM

Keeping the Art of Braiding Alive with Cherub Braids

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THE STORY OF A THREE DAY PASS BHM

THE STORY OF A THREE DAY PASS

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With a bright smile, Louise Katerega reaches her arms out, she holds a piece of string between her hands. BHM

Black Arts in Education

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Uncovering the Casta – Workshop

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Foxy Brown BHM

Foxy Brown (1974)

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Two young people look at the camera, microphones in hand. BHM

The LC Hip-Hop History Project: Showcase and Documentary screening

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Bus BHM

Black History Bus Tour – Lets take a Ride Through Leicester’s Black History!

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A Black woman wearing an orange patterned headscarf cradles her face with the palm of her left hand. BHM

Burning an Illusion: Honouring the Legacy of Menelik Shabazz

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An illustration of Cleopatra Jones stands on the bonnet of a sports car. She wears a bright pink top with heels, her face framed by her Afro hair. Text reads ‘Cleopatra Jones’. BHM

Cleopatra Jones (1973)

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Ndebele beadwork detail BHM

Bringing the Book Alive Children’s Workshop – Create your own African Bead Bracelet or Bead Key Ring

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And Still I Rise

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An illustration of a character wearing a suit and tie. Arms outstretch to reveal a range of multi-coloured egg shaped faces. BHM

Reckoning

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Black History Month Comedy Night

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Black History Month Panel Discussion: Diversity in the Comedy Industry

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COBO: Comedy Shutdown – Black History Month

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Caroll Thompson, a beautiful Black women frames her face with her hands. She has her eyes closed and wears rings on her fingers. BHM

Carroll Thompson

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BlackChat BHM

BlackChat Conversation and Staged Reading

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Mellow Baku smiles at the camera. BHM

WORD!Shop – Shine with Mellow Baku

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A group of young people stand in a line smiling and talking. BHM

Yes, You Can Showcase

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Mellow Baku in profile speaks into a microphone. BHM

WORD! BHM Special – Shine with Mellow Baku and Guests

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Creating Socially Engaged Art, Can Dance Change the World? Book Launch

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Celebration of Black Female Voices – Poetry Competition

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An artwork featuring archival photographs transposed on the background behind an illustration of the SS Empire Windrush. BHM

RUSH – A Joyous Jamaican Journey

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