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.

Each year our programming centres around a unifying theme. The theme for 2020 is Black British Theatre. We will explore over 60 years of Black British Theatre, reflecting on seminal pieces of work.

2020 also marks Serendipity’s tenth anniversary.

BHM20 Call Outs for Events and Commissions

Serendipity is co-ordinating Leicester’s Black History Month in October 2019. We are inviting you to get involved. Please ensure you carefully read all eligibility criteria and guidelines before applying.

Black History Month Leicester
If you are planning an event for Black History Month this year and would like it to be included in the official Black History Month Leicester marketing materials, we would like to hear from you!
Deadline for submissions for digital marketing: Rolling
Deadline for submissions for print marketing: 20 July, 11.59pm BST
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BlackInk New Writing Competition seeks creative writers from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora based in the UK for a showcase of new short fiction, applicants are invited to submit stories of up to 3,000 in any genre for consideration. The winning short stories will be published in BlackInk magazine for Black History Month in October 2020.
Deadline for applications: Monday 3 August 2020, 11.59pm BST
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30 Seconds To Treasure is a collaborative dance short that invites anyone from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora to submit 30 seconds of movement, inspired by the following provocations; What is it we want to keep hold of? What are the stories we need to tell? What is it we hold precious?
Deadline for applications: Thursday 25 June 2020, 5.00pm BST
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BLACKCHAT

Blackchat is a year-round forum to exchange and progress ideas and plans for issues which directly affect Black communities. We invite everyone to be part of the conversation so we can live and work together with more understanding and respect. It is a platform to discuss political and social contexts. Blackchat aims to celebrate Black success and value Black contribution.

BHM Programme

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Black History Month 2020: Call Out For Events

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BlackInk New Writing Competition 2020: Your Voice, Your Eyes, Your Words, Your Story

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