If you are planning a digital or physical event for Black History Month 2023, and would like it to be included in the official Black History Month Leicester listings, website and marketing materials, we would like to hear from you!

The Black History Month listings, website and other marketing media will include events taking place in Leicester during the month of October with a focus on the African and African Caribbean Diaspora. If you are submitting a digital or online event, the event must be in Leicester to be eligible for inclusion on the Black History Month Leicester listings.

In 2023, Black History Month Leicester will explore the theme: Resistance.  Black history is defined by resistance to oppression and action taken to fight for freedom, justice and equality.

2023 marks:

  • The sixtieth anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream”
  • Independence anniversaries for Kenya (60 years), Eswatini (55 years), The Bahamas (50 years), Dominica (45 years), Saint Kitts and Nevis (40 years).
  • 130 years since Ida B Wells came to Britain on a speaking tour.
  • Seventy-fifth anniversary of the Empire Windrush arriving in Britain.
  • Sixtieth anniversary of the Bristol Bus Boycott.
  • Fiftieth anniversary of the formation of Grassroots Dance Company and Leicester African Caribbean Cultural Arts were formed.
  • 35 years since Sisters of the Long March toured to Leicester as Anti-Apartheid Movement.
  • 10 years since the start of the Black Lives Matter movement.


Please send copy and high-resolution images (300dpi) for events you are organising. The Black History Month brochure, website and other marketing media will include events taking place in the month of October only.  Please ensure that the information you provide is accurate and eligible to be in the public domain.  Event copy is subject to editorial amends to suit the marketing and print media.

Please complete the following form and return to 

In order to be considered for print materials please return this form by 16 June, 5pm (BST). Any events received after this date will included online, subject to review.


Black History Month Leicester 2023 EVENT SUBMISSION FORM