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 the 80th birthday of Derek Walcott

Centenary birthday celebrations of jazz legend Billie Holiday

Submissions for acts to be included in Leicester Black History Month 2013 has now closed. 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. .

Leicester Black History Season 2013 has been generously supported by Arts Council England and Leicester City Council.

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.