Black History Month Events 2020
by Serena Lee
The month, so far, has been jam-packed with BHM events sparking enlightening online conversations.
Back on the 8th October, Black Cultural Archives hosted ‘Commemorating Black British History in the Public Realm’ an on-going lively conversation on how to practically achieve greater diversity of representation across the public realm and heritage sites.
At a talk hosted by Manchester Met on the 17th October, David Olusoga said, “I think people who don’t want to listen to what I’ve got to say would love it if I delivered it with anger.” Speaking to students, he explained how he answers his critics, “People are more likely to listen to you if you are articulate”.
Also, on the 6th October, the Equiano Society put on informative event ‘The Equiano Exhibition: Online Version’ with added music renditions, readings and poetry. The original exhibition was a flagship national event for the Equiano Project, held at the Birmingham Museum.
In this last week of Black History Month, there are many more events to come, see below a select few:
Upcoming events and exhibitions:
The sounds of Croydon from Samuel Coleridge Taylor to Stormzy A musical online exhibition at https://www.pastfutures.co.uk
Windrush: Portrait of a Generation A photo-story by Jim Grover on until December 2020 at Brixton Library, London. https://www.windrushportraitofageneration.com
Unearthing Submerged Narratives in Classical Music Histography & Education 29 October ONLINE Prof. Thompson challenges way in which conventional classical music is compiled & taught in education & music conservatoires globally. See details here
Join Hackney Museum for the online launch of their brand-new exhibition Hackney in the 1980s, created in collaboration with The Rio Cinema. Online 29th October 2020 18:00 – 19:00. See Eventbrite for details. Hosted by Aston University with Prof David Olusoga. Friday, 30th October 2020 – Find event and ticket information here
Journal Black: A Black History Month Art Exhibition – A spectacular month-long exhibition showcasing black artwork for black history month. A collection of exceptional artists under one roof highlighting the black experience through their best artworks. Location Elements Bar, London. For more details contact: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/journal-black
Black Tudors talk marks the beginning of the continuation of Black History Month. Hosted by Westminster University with Dr Kaufmann, a historian, freelance journalist and author of Black Tudors: The Untold Story. 11th November 2020. https://www.westminster.ac.uk/current-students/events/dr-miranda-kaufmann-and-the-black-tudors