Having hosted Black History Season (BHS) in 2012, Serendipity has since been awarded the tenure for the next three years by Leicester City Council. Held in October, Black History Month promotes the history and contribution that African and Caribbean communities have made to Leicester, helping to understand the present through our past.

The themes for the next three years of Leicester Black History Month are:

50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s I have a dream speech

Celebrating Nobel Prize Winners for Literature: first female Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison and Derek Walcott

Centenary birthday celebrations of jazz legend Billie Holiday


We are now accepting submissions for acts to be included in Leicester's Black History Month 2014. The theme is centred around Literature


Submissions for acts to be included in Leicester Black History Month 2014  is now open, closing date is the 4th July 2014. But keep a look out on this website for Leicester Black History Month 2014. For further information please contact Serendipity on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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 Black History Month complements the work that Serendipity produces and co-ordinates and is a natural fit with the organization. The main focus of Serendipity is to bring the best in diverse arts to the region, pushing the boundaries for the development of diverse arts within the region.

Visit Leicester Black History Month Website

Leicester Black History Season 2014 has been generously supported by Arts Council England and Leicester City Council.