Black History Month Events Roundup 2020

Black History Month Events Roundup 2020

At Salt, we love a good event! To celebrate Black History Month in the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands, we’ve put together a roundup of online events that you can attend this month. Black History Month is a celebration of Black African and Caribbean heritage and there are many events that you can attend to learn more about the month, its history and about Black culture in general. Here are the events we recommend attending this month. 

If you are organising a Black History Month event and want to be considered, get in touch with the team to add yours to the list. 

Black History Month – Honour, Remember, Inspire 

Zari Gallery's Black History Month 2020 Green Event Poster.
Source: Zari Gallery (website)

When: 1st – 30th October 2020 

Cost: Free  

Where:  

Zari Gallery,
73 Newman Street 
London 
United Kingdom 
W1T 3EJ 

Tickets and information: https://zarigallery.co.uk/portfolio/black-history-month-october-2020/ 

In celebration of Black History Month, the Zari Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of Black British Artists and their contribution to the art world through joyful and vibrant visuals. Take a journey of inspiration, remembrance, and honour by celebrating black excellence and achievement in the British art scene, while experiencing great passion, talent, and company. 

Negritude Debates

Negritude Black History Month Event Poster which includes details on the debate and attendance details
Source: Opal22 Arts and Edutainment (Eventbrite)

When: 8th – 29th October 2020 (16:30 – 18:30 GMT) 

Cost:  Free

Where: 

Leicester Central Library,
Bishop Street 
Leicester 
LE1 6AA 
United Kingdom 

Tickets and information:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/negritude-debates-tickets-79322344267  

Opal22 Arts and Edutainment present Negritude, a refreshing program of debates aim at allowing you to discover, read, and analyse black authors from African and Caribbean descent within a formal library setting.  

Book your seat today and take an immersive journey of challenging and celebrating the impact of literary icons within the African diaspora. Advance your understanding of the world around you and tap into a broader perspective through informed social, political, and cultural arguments that aim to propel young black youth in Britain. 

Wiltshire Marks Black History Month 2020 – Online Conference 

Wiltshire Black history month poster, with beautiful lady in natural hair smiling and all the sponsors for the event
Source: Wiltshire BME Network (Eventbrite)

When: Tue, 20 October 2020 (15:00 – 18:00 SAST) 

Cost: Free 

Where: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wiltshire-marks-black-history-month-2020-tickets-120372305807 

The Wiltshire Police and Wiltshire Council are collaborating to mark this year’s Black History Month with a free online conference open to their employees and the public.  Split into two sessions, the Wiltshires Black History month conference aims to educate its participants on the history of multiculturalism in the UK, the contributions of black Britons, and how to create a more inclusive work culture and society for everyone.  

Featuring talks from the author of ‘The incredible power of staff networks, Cherron Inko-Tariah MBE, and Rob Neil OBE, Head of Embedding Culture Change at the Department for Education. The first session will dive into the journey of multiculturalism with all its joys and pains.  

The second session features organisational psychologist John Amaechi OBE, the first British basketball player to have a career in the US National Basketball Association. This session will aim to tackle issues around race in the workplace while examining practical ideas for how to create a more inclusive work culture/culture for all.  

 The Wiltshires Black History month conference presents an excellent opportunity to celebrate the achievements of black and minority groups in the UK while addressing issues of inequalities that still exist in society today. 

The One-Woman Black History Show 

The One-Woman Black History Show  event poster with Micaelia Clarke smiling in a beautiful bright yellow dress.
Source: Micaelia Clarke (Eventbrite)

When: 24th October – 20th November 2020 (12:00 PM GMT) 

Cost: Free 

Where: 

Letchworth Town Centre, Leys Square 
Letchworth Garden City 
SG6 3EB 
United Kingdom 

Learn about key moments in Black British History while having good family fun as the One-Woman Black History Show takes you skipping and dancing through significant moments in Black UK History that contributed to the world as you know it.   


Join Micaelia Clarke on an enlightening experience of original songs, Caribbean music and dance, Afro Caribbean Folk tales, and the ultimate black history family quiz. 

Celebrating Black History & Craft Fair 

Event poster illustrating the multiple   items on the agenda and the date of the event.
Source: Suzanne Asphall (Eventbrite)

When: Sat, 24 October 2020 (09:00 – 18:00 BST) 

Cost: Free 

Where:  

Stoke Newington Methodist Church 
106A Stoke Newington High Street
Hackney 
N16 7NY 

For stalls and more information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/celebrating-black-history-craft-fair-tickets-91889384623  

Take the opportunity to come together, learn, and celebrate black history month through the beautiful experience of celebrating black hair, history, art, and crafts.  

Enjoy a day of fun-filled activities and talks from charity designers, illustrative artists, local business stalls, and so much more in a family-friendly environment that promotes the celebration of the black British community. 

Black History: Coming Home – Celebrating our Ancestors 

Coming home event poster with date, time and speakers
Buddhists across Traditions (Eventbrite)

When: Sun, 25 October 2020 (21:00 – 22:30 SAST) 

Cost: Free 

Where: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/black-history-coming-home-celebrating-our-ancestors-tickets-118598580547 

Join Samantha Rise and Melissa James in their series finale this Black History Month as they serenade us with the soulful sounds of Afrikan ancestorial music.  

Enjoy an evening of great music and togetherness in healing through music, dancing, singing, and chanting. Experience a time of coming home to your body and honour your mind as we heal and celebrate and remember the evolution of life through song and praises, right from the comfort of your own home. 

Black History Month @ WoW Presents The Art of Disruption with Magid Magid 

Event poster of Magid Magid  smiling in a black "immigrants make Britain  great " t-shirt.
Source: Writing on the Wall (Eventbrite)

When: Mon, 26 October 2020 (21:00 – 22:00 SAST) 

Cost: £0 – £9.21 

Where: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/black-history-month-wow-presents-the-art-of-disruption-with-magid-magid-tickets-122218692399 

Learn how to be courageous and community minded, all while dismantling and disrupting ancient power pedestals in work, life, and politics. Join Magid Magid the youngest ever Lord Mayor of Sheffield as he schools you on topics around the confrontation of traditions and being unapologetically you this Black History Month. 

The Goddess Projects: Black Girl Lit Book Club 

The goddess projects event poster and logo

When: Wed, 28 October 19:00 pm (BST) 

Where: To save your place or for more information, email thegoddessprojects@outlook.com.

Cost: Free 

Get ready for a night of inspiration and empowerment this Black History Month. Join Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinene as they discuss their book Loud Black Girls: 20 Black Women Writers Ask: What’s Next?   

This session aims to give women of colour a safe space to discuss and dissect a significant and timely compilation of Black Female British literature while enjoying open and honest conversation surrounding race, gender, and literature.

Anti-Blackness in the South Asian Community 

Black history month 2020 event  poster  with event sponsors
Source: allevents.in

When: Thu Oct 29 2020 at 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm (SAST) 

Cost: Free 

Where: https://allevents.in/online/anti-blackness-in-the-south-asian-community/200020174929446 

The Black Lives Matter movement has shed light on how important it is to stand against racism wherever it may exist. Join Asian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Indian, and Bangla societies in collaboration with the Bristol BME network, as they address the issue of remaining active allies to Black people within the South Asian community.  

Enjoy an intriguing conversation with a diverse panel of experts who will discuss racial discrimination and possible strategies to dismantle racial prejudice within the South Asian community. 

Hood Feminism – Brixton Radical Reads Book Group Special 

Hood Feminism event poster and book cover.
Source: Lambeth Libraries (Eventbrite)

When: Fri, November 13, 2020 (9:00 PM – 11:00 PM SAST) 

Cost: Free 

Where: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hood-feminism-brixton-radical-reads-book-group-special-tickets-119602645733 

Be part of the conversation this Black History Month as we take a journey on the discourse of intersectional feminism and the experience of the black feminist with the author of ‘Hood Feminism’ and a significant voice in current feminist discourse Mikki Kendal, as she addresses problematic issues within the feminist movement.  

The session will not only aim to educate but also examine ways of moving toward a more intersectional and deliberately anti-racist feminist movement, competently shedding light on the many intersections of identity as we know it, specifically focusing on race, beauty, and the power of anger. 

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