BLACK HISTORY MONTH LAUNCH: BHM LIVE

Join us to celebrate the launch of Black History Month and a wonderful line up of Black artists across artforms from music and poetry to textile art and dance. It…

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COMEDY SHUTDOWN

Presented by COBO Join COBO: Comedy of Black Origin as we come to Leicester for a Black History Month Special with an almighty bang! If you need an evening filled…

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Celebrate Black History Month

Free arts and crafts activities for families Leicester city Kente and African Beads festival – exhibition and lecture featuring Ghanaian Krobo beads made from recycled glass Video and talk on…

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TALAWA TECHNIQUE™ DANCE MASTERCLASS

Presented by Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage Talawa Technique™ structures elements of African and Caribbean practices uniquely designed to facilitate polycentrism, multiple movement qualities, grounding and polyrhythm. Talawa…

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WEDNESDAY WORD!S WITH MELLOW BAKU

Join WORD! Associate, Mellow Baku for this special series of Wednesday WORD!s online creative writing sessions. Mellow will draw on Afro-centric traditions and her Caribbean heritage to support the development…

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AN EVENING WITH STANLEY J BROWNE

Presented by Neighbourhood Services Join the actor as he talks about his careers far and his forthcoming memoir, Little Big Man -the powerful true story of his journey to rise…

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BABATUNDE ALESHE: BABAHOOD

Presented by The Big Difference Join the multi-award winning star of Celebrity Gogglebox as he talks family and fatherhood in this highly anticipated debut tour, as seen on Jonathan Ross…

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LEICESTER’S BLACK HISTORY BUS TOUR

Presented by Opal22 Arts and Edutainment Take a tour around the city on our double decker bus, our guide will deliver a themed experience to help you immerse yourself within…

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FILM: SHE HAD A DREAM

Presented by Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage and Phoenix Dir: Raja Amari, France/Tunisia, French with English subtitles, 90 minutes, 2020 This documentary follows Tunisian activist Ghofrane Binous’s journey…

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CELEBRATING PLAYS OF EXCELLENCE

Presented by Curve Celebrate with us, as part of our Black History Month programme we will stage a rehearsed reading of the play nominated and selected as the greatest play…

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THE DISAPPEARING ACT

Presented by Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage Inspired by the nineteenth century acrobat and circus artist Olga Brown, depicted in the Degas painting Miss La La at the…

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A FINAL ACT OF FRIENDSHIP

Presented by Curve Two young men from different backgrounds meet and begin to compete in an industry that inherently favours one over the other. When they realise that they can…

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SOWETO KINCH

Presented by Leicester Jazz house One of the most exciting musicians of today, multi award-winning alto-saxophonist, MC and composer Soweto Kinch delivers his exhilarating, hard hitting jazz, racing freestyle lyrics…

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Art under Resistance

Presented by The World Reimagined and Opal22 Arts & Edutainment Artist led discussion talking about how do black artist manoeuvre within the art world and stay true to your identity?…

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CARRY COME BRING

Presented by Stephen Lawrence Research Centre, De Montfort University Enjoy inspiring talks, photographic exhibitions, and digitally interactive activities that tell the rich story of Caribbean people in Leicester. With local…

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BLACK IS THE COLOUR OF MY VOICE

Presented by Curve Inspired by the life of Nina Simone and featuring many of her most iconic songs performed live, Apphia Campbell’s acclaimed play follows a successful singer and civil…

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FILM: MARIGHELLA

Presented by Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage and Phoenix Dir: Wagner Moura, Brazil, Portuguese with English subtitles, 155 minutes, 2019 This film charts the last five years in…

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MENELIK SHABAZZ DOUBLE BILL

Presented by Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage and Phoenix TIME AND JUDGEMENT Dir: Menelik Shabazz, UK, English, 84 minutes, 1988 An overview of the African Liberation Movement over…

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RUSH – A Joyous Jamaican Journey

Join us as we tell the story of reggae from the arrival of the Windrush Generation from Jamaica, bringing their stories, history and music with them.  Hear how the music…

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WORD! WORKSHOP WITH FRED D’AGUAIR

Presented by WORD! In Partnership with Renaissance One and Attenborough Arts Meet the acclaimed writer, playwright and memoirist Fred D’Aguiar who will explore with you creative ways to invigorate your…

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In Conversation with Celeste Mohammed

Join the 2022 winner of the OCM Bocas Literature Prize for Caribbean Writing for an evening of conversation with Amanda Smyth, Peepal Tree Press author and fellow Trinidadian writer.

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THE VOICES OF BLACK FOLK

Presented by Africology Productions A dramatic production which looks at the rich history of Black people in Britain and Europe before the Windrush, with characters such as Septimius Severus, Queen…

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Rhymes & Vibes

Supported By DMU’s Black History Month Programme  Join us for Rhymes and Vibes, a spoken word event being held at Curve Leicester as part of DMU’s Black History Month. This…

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MEMORY MATERIALS: CEREMONY FOR LIVING OBJECTS

Presented by Two Queens A group exhibition exploring the circulation, routes and life cycles of domestic and art objects connected to contemporary diaspora communities in the UK. Curated by Naima…

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BHM 2022- CALL OUT FOR EVENTS

Black History Month Leicester 2022 If you are planning a digital or physical event for Black History Month 2022, and would like it to be included in the official Black…

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Supporting Black Artists

There are many opportunities to support Black artists throughout Black History Month. Serendipity’s shop including art prints, hand signed and editioned by the artists from the UK and Europe. Featured…

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BlackInk

BlackInk Amidst the sales and discounts in preparation for the festive season, we present ‘BlackInk Friday’ to amplify the voices of the African and African Caribbean Diaspora. On Friday 26 November…

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