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Black History Month events

21 October, 2021

Thursday October 21
White Noise. Until November 13, UK premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning Suzan-Lori Parks’ play about four liberal friends – two white, two black – whose friendship is shaken by an incident of police brutality. Bridge Theatre, 3 Potters Fields Park, SE1 2SG. Tickets: £15, £25, £35, £45, £55. To book,

Friday October 22
In conversation with Moses Quiquine (online). Just fresh from his residency at the V&A, the Camden Town-based artist and fashion designer talks online with the museum’s Christine Checinska about his work. Organised by the Yale Center for British Art. 5pm-6pm. Free. To register, visit

Saturday October 23
In Conversation: Being African in Hackney. Workshop hosted by Benjamina Efua Dadzie held in conjunction with ongoing exhibition at Hackney Museum, Being African in Hackney tells the stories of people living, working, studying and growing up in Hackney, from the 1960s to today. Workshop: 11am-12.30pm/2.30-4pm. Free but book via Exhibition runs until January 16, Hackney Museum, 1 Reading Lane, E8 1GQ. For opening times and info on more workshops,

Sunday October 24
Sam Sharpe and the slaves who abolished slavery. In this online talk organised as part of Haringey Black History Month, historian Paul Crooks shows how the 1831 rebellion in Jamaica led by Sam Sharpe helped to end slavery. 7-8pm. £6 via

Monday October 25
Jamaica’s Akan Maroon War. In this online talk organised as part of Haringey Black History Month, historian Paul Crooks examines the resistance of the Maroons against British enslavers during the 18th century. 6.30-8pm. £6 via

Tuesday October 26
A Time To Breathe. Until October 31, a festival of talks, music, poetry and performance curated and co-produced by Greta Mendez. The Theatre (formerly the Stockwell Playhouse), 208 Wandsworth Road, SW8 2JU. For tickets and times, visit

Thursday October 28
How We Love. Drama about Regi and Babs, gay friends in London who plan to enter into a marriage of convenience as discrimination against homosexuality mounts back home in Nigeria. 7-8.45pm. Theatre Peckham, 221 Havil Street, SE5 7SD. Tickets, £15, £12 concs, £10 “Peckham Local”. For more info, call box office on 020 7708 5401

Friday October 29
Black Activism in Somers Town. Walk in the footsteps of radicals like George Padmore and Claudia Jones with Professor Esther Leslie on this event organised by the Somers Town History Space. Meet 1pm sharp at the Living Centre, Ossulston Street. NW1 1DF. Free but donations welcome to help raise funds for a “People’s Museum”. Book via

Saturday October 30
Coming Together, Growing Together. In response to Nicola Abram’s groundbreaking book, Black British Women’s Theatre – Intersectionality, Archives, Aesthetics, an evening of film, conversation and theatre around the work of the all-female Munirah Theatre Company. 7-9pm. Clapham Library, 91 Clapham High Street, SW4 7DB. Organised by Lambeth Libraries. Free but book via

Sunday October 31
British Empire Tour. A 2km walk around Westminster, once the beating heart of empire, starting in Parliament Square. Meet at Churchill’s statue. Organised by Manasi of History Speak. 11am-1pm. £12, children free. Book via


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