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 2020. 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
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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: 18 September 2020
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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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Resilience Exhibition and BHM Launch

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BlackInk

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Black Presence Explored Workshops

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On a dark background, colourful line drawing of a woman singing. BHM

Beauty for Ashes by Susan Kamara

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Flash Black

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Distant Drums

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Decolonising the Curriculum: Where Do We Start?

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Inua Ellams stands in outside an old building, his jumper reads 'The Good immigrant' BHM

An Evening of Poetry with Inua Ellams

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My Voice, My Practice: Black Dance Launch

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The Big Debate: Where is Dance Now?

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Signatures: Online

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Black British Platform Launch: Jean Abreu

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Thomas Prestø Masterclass

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Black Presence Explored Showcase

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Léna Blou Masterclass

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A man on a theatre stage, he looks to the left his right hand raise, hand flexed. BHM

Decolonising Higher Education in Theatre: A Student’s Story – Sam Girdam

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30 Seconds to Treasure

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…And Still I Rise

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Shoulders Back Head High – A tribute to Marsha P Johnson

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Black Manifesto!

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Black History Month 2020: Call Out For Events

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