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Brilliant events to check out this Black History Month

Happy Black History Month! To celebrate, we've listed some exciting events for you to check out both on our campuses (in partnership with the Afro-Caribbean Society) and around London. 

  1. ‘The Last Tree’ – Showing from 30th September. London.

This coming-of-age film's timely release tells the story of a young Nigerian boy split between London, Lagos and Lincolnshire. Femi is raised by a white foster mother until his biological mother uproots him from the northeast to live with her in the capital.

        2. ‘Black History Walks’ – September/October. London.

Uncover the submerged links between racism, trade, religion, slavery and politics which are still evident in the very streets and buildings of the oldest part of London.

  1. ‘On Black Bodies’ – Monday 7th October. Bush House. 

ACS will be hosting a raw and candid conversation on the relationships black women have with food.

  1. ‘On Recovery’ – Thursday 10th October. Bush House. 

An open conversation on recovery and recovering from mental health issues from all perspectives.

       5. ‘Intersections: Black and Deaf’ – 10th October. New Hunts House. 

As part of an ongoing series of lectures ACS will be bringing a new lecture titled Intersections: Black and Deaf. Two prominent figures in the Black Deaf community, Kevin Buckle and Paul Ntulila will be delivering two short lectures followed by a Q&A.

       6. ‘Black Girl Fest’ – 12th October. Business Design Centre.

It does what it says on the tin. The UK’s cultural and arts festival dedicated to the excellence that is black womanhood.

       7. ‘Waiting to Exhale’ – October 15th. King’s Cross.

Whitney Houston’s Waiting to Exhale is a story of four black women and their journey through work, relationships and their family. This will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.

       8. ‘How to: Anti-Racism Workshop – Taboo 1 – On Love and Depression’ – Friday 18th October. TBD. 

With a panel of guest speakers, ACS will be hosting an evening tackling some of the taboos around sex and relationships.

       9. ‘Windrush: Portrait of a Generation’ – Thursday 19th October. Fairfield Halls. Croydon.

Coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the arrival of SS Windrush, this exhibition tells the fascinating stories of Caribbean migrants now in their late 60s to 70s living in the heart of south London.