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Black History Month

Black History Month runs every October and brings together a series of events that celebrate the culture, history and achievements of black and ethnic minority communities.

Select a date from the calendar. 

Black History Month: LGBTQ event Free

Downham Library 18 October 6.30PM to 8pm

LGBTQ based activities including film screening.

Address: Downham Library, 7 9 Moorside Road, Bromley, Br1 5Ep

Black History Month taste of the Caribbean Free

Downham Library 19 October 12.30PM to 2pm

Try out a selection of authentic Caribbean dishes at this food-tasting event.

Address: Downham Library, 7 9 Moorside Road, Bromley, Br1 5Ep

Black History Month film showing Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 19 October 3pm to 5pm

Weekly film showing

Address: LIBRARY, DEPTFORD LOUNGE, 9 GIFFIN STREET, LONDON, SE8 4RJ

Black History Month: Book reading - Heroines of the Haitian Revolution Free

Sydenham community library service 20 October 10.30AM to 11.30AM

Join author Christine Ru Pert-em-Hru as she tells the stories of these largely forgotten women, read extracts from her work and does book signings

Address: Sydenham Library, Sydenham Road, London, Se26 5Se

Black History Month 2018: Christine Ru Pert-em-Hru Book reading - Heroines of the Haitian Revolution  Free

Sydenham community library service 20 October 10.30AM to 11.30AM

Join author Christine Ru Pert-em-Hru as she tells the stories of these largely forgotten women, read extracts from her work and does book signings.

Address: Sydenham Library, Sydenham Road, London, Se26 5Se

Black History Month Craft Club - Black scientists Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 20 October 11am to 12 noon

Craft Club for Primary School age children

Address: LIBRARY, DEPTFORD LOUNGE, 9 GIFFIN STREET, LONDON, SE8 4RJ

Black History Month film showing Free

Downham Library 20 October 12.30PM to 2.30PM

A copy of the film schedule can be collected from the library.

Address: Downham Library, 7 9 Moorside Road, Bromley, Br1 5Ep

Black History Month Craft – Parliament Free

Lewisham Library 20 October 2pm to 3pm

Celebrate Baroness Amos the first Black female Cabinet minister and make Big Ben and Parliament

Address: LEWISHAM LIBRARY, 199 201 LEWISHAM HIGH STREET, HITHER GREEN, LONDON, SE13 6LG

Black History Month - Family film club at Deptford Library Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 20 October 2.30PM to 4.30PM

Family Film

Address: LIBRARY, DEPTFORD LOUNGE, 9 GIFFIN STREET, LONDON, SE8 4RJ

Black History month 1st Houessi's Gala Award Promoting African Women Entrepreneurs

Goldsmiths Student Union 20 October 6pm to 11.55PM

Promoting African Women entrepreneurs- Catwalk by trendy African Designers,young up and coming makeup artist who has been Rihanna's makeup artist, music and food. Come and enjoy the evening!!

Address: Goldsmiths University Of London, Lewisham Way, London, Se14 6Nw

Black History Month film showing Free

Downham Library 21 October 1pm to 3pm

A copy of the film schedule can be collected from the library.

Address: Downham Library, 7 9 Moorside Road, Bromley, Br1 5Ep

Wings to Windrush by Deptford Working Histories RAF Crews of African Descney During WW2 Free

Manor House Library 21 October 1.30PM to 3pm

Discover the stories behind RAF crews of African descent during WW2 discover the stories and their post war leadership roles in black liberation struggles in Britain, the Caribbean and Africa

Address: Manor House Library, 34 Old Road, London, Se13 5Sy

Black History Month Winstons under 5's event Free

Downham Library 22 October 10.30AM to 11.30AM

Music, songs and stories for toddlers.

Address: Downham Library, 7 9 Moorside Road, Bromley, Br1 5Ep

Black History Month vocal lessons led by Claire B. Donzet Free

Lewisham Library 22 October 2pm to 4pm

Claire B Donzet. delivers vocal coaching and gospel musical singing training.

Address: LEWISHAM LIBRARY, 199 201 LEWISHAM HIGH STREET, HITHER GREEN, LONDON, SE13 6LG

Black History Month film showing Free

The Library at Deptford Lounge 22 October 5pm to 7pm

Weekly Film Showing

Address: LIBRARY, DEPTFORD LOUNGE, 9 GIFFIN STREET, LONDON, SE8 4RJ

Black History Month: Christine Ru Pert-em-Hru Book reading - Heroines of the Haitian Revolution Free

Torridon Road community library 23 October 10.30AM to 11.30AM

Join author Christine Ru Pert-em-Hru as she tells the stories of these largely forgotten women, read extracts from her work and book signings.

Address: Torridon Road Library, Torridon Road, London, Se6 1Rq

Black History Month - Tola storytelling Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 24 October 2.15PM to 2.45PM

Storytelling session for 5-11 years olds

Address: LIBRARY, DEPTFORD LOUNGE, 9 GIFFIN STREET, LONDON, SE8 4RJ

Black History Month film showing Free

The Library at Deptford Lounge 24 October 5pm to 7pm

Weekly Film Showing

Address: LIBRARY, DEPTFORD LOUNGE, 9 GIFFIN STREET, LONDON, SE8 4RJ

Black History Month author visit – Tola Okogwu Free

Lewisham Library 25 October 10.30AM to 11.30AM

Join the children’s author of the 'Daddy Do My Hair' series doing signings as well as reading from her book and creating related craft.

Address: LEWISHAM LIBRARY, 199 201 LEWISHAM HIGH STREET, HITHER GREEN, LONDON, SE13 6LG

Black History Month Vintage Tea with African Drumming Free

 25 October 2pm to 4pm

Open to elders of all communities who want to celebrate Black History Month, socialise and hear some African drumming

Address: Moonshot Community Centre, Angus Street, London, Se14 6Lu

Black History Month – old time something come back again! Free

Lewisham Library 26 October 2pm to 3pm

Come join in with the fun, play a drum a shaker or bell, sing along listen to stories songs and music from the Caribbean with Winston Nzinga

Address: LEWISHAM LIBRARY, 199 201 LEWISHAM HIGH STREET, HITHER GREEN, LONDON, SE13 6LG

Black History Month film showing Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 26 October 3pm to 5pm

A copy of the film schedule can be collected from the library.

Address: LIBRARY, DEPTFORD LOUNGE, 9 GIFFIN STREET, LONDON, SE8 4RJ

Black History Month 2018 author Irenosen Okojie hosting Book Reading, Signing, Discussion and Q&A Free

 26 October 6pm to 7pm

Author Irenosen Okojie will be hosting a book reading, signing, discussion and question and answer session.

Address: Forest Hill Library, Dartmouth Road, London, Se23 3Hz

Black History Month craft session Free

Lewisham Library 27 October 2pm to 3pm

Celebrate Ian Wright, local footballing hero and make a football.

Address: LEWISHAM LIBRARY, 199 201 LEWISHAM HIGH STREET, HITHER GREEN, LONDON, SE13 6LG

Black History Month IROKO theatre company Free

Downham Library 29 October 2pm to 3pm

Storytelling for children aged six years upwards.

Address: Downham Library, 7 9 Moorside Road, Bromley, Br1 5Ep

Black History Month film showing Free

The Library at Deptford Lounge 29 October 5pm to 7pm

A copy of the film schedule can be collected from the library.

Address: LIBRARY, DEPTFORD LOUNGE, 9 GIFFIN STREET, LONDON, SE8 4RJ

Black History Month – baby bounce special Free

Lewisham Library 30 October 11.15AM to 11.45AM

Black History Month special with themed stories.

Address: LEWISHAM LIBRARY, 199 201 LEWISHAM HIGH STREET, HITHER GREEN, LONDON, SE13 6LG

Black History Month finale celebration Free

Downham Library 30 October 7pm to 9pm

There will be poetry, literature, music, a book giveaway and a guided art tour with special guest Lioness.

Address: Downham Library, 7 9 Moorside Road, Bromley, Br1 5Ep

Black History Month film showing Free

The Library at Deptford Lounge 31 October 5pm to 7pm

A copy of the film schedule can be collected from the library.

Address: LIBRARY, DEPTFORD LOUNGE, 9 GIFFIN STREET, LONDON, SE8 4RJ

Caribbean Literary Extravaganza Free

Goldsmiths University of London 3 November 1.30PM to 3.30PM

Coming together to share stories of Caribbean origins.

Address: Goldsmiths University Of London, Lewisham Way, London, Se14 6Nw

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