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.

BlackInk

BlackInk is a new incisive magazine focusing on Black arts, heritage and cultural politics.  Rooted in the events of 2020, and the uncertainty of the opportunity to share physical space during Black  History Month in October, BlackInk is a creative response bringing together a range of interconnected international voices from across the African and African Caribbean Diaspora and indigenous communities.

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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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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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Black British Writers on Navigating the Book Industry

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LDIF21 Preview Launch

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The Big Debate: Where is Dance Now?

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‘Black History is My History is Your History’: Carol Leeming MBE FRSA

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Signatures: Online

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Black British Dance Platform Launch

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Stephen Lawrence Research Centre: Let’s Talk About IT! Race, Gender and Media Representation

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Talawa Technique™ Masterclass

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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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