We're celebrating Black History Month
Black History Month runs nationally every October to commemorate the history, achievements and contributions of black communities in the UK. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic many of this year’s events will take place online.
For the latest updates please visit our I am Lewisham Black History month events.
See how you can get involved below:
Projection on the Broadway Theatre Catford
Film footage, photographs and stories celebrating our diverse community will be projected on the Broadway Theatre management office window for the month of October, from dusk till late.
Interview with Author and Speaker Andreena Leeanne
Wednesday 28 October, 6pm.
Andreena is an out and proud Black lesbian Poet, Compere and Inspirational Speaker. She’ll be discussing her works and the launch of her new poetry book Charred: A survivor speaks her truth to inspire.
Black business in your borough
Thursday 29 October 2–4pm.
A panel discussion focusing on local black businesses and business support activities across South London.
Interview with consultant and trichologist Eleanor Richardson
Thursday 29 October 6pm.
Eleanor is a trichologist who has provided consultancy for leading hair care brands, she is keen to re-address how healthy hair is represented in society.
Look like me book challenge presents storytelling of the Popcorn House
Friday 30 October 5-6pm
Meet cousins Zion and Nevaeh who after a visit to their grandparents house, become lost and embark on an adventure to the magical land of Kalaria. The Popcorn House book was written by 30 young authors aged 7-12 years during lockdown to counteract the under-representation of black and brown main characters in children's stories.
Other online events and resources