Black History Month 2017 week four (and beyond) events

18 October 2017

Written by: Lambeth Libraries

Culture and community - Events

Black History Month is 30 years old in October 2017. Find and book for highlights of the final events (including some events in November) in a celebration of history, arts, literature and film features.

What happened Miss Simone? film poster - Black History Month 2017

Black History Month Monday 23 October – Thursday 16 November

Black History Month is 30 years old in 2017. Find and book for highlights of the final stages (including some events in November) of a celebration of history, arts, literature and film features in Lambeth Libraries.

Vinyl Memories: songs of survival and belonging

Tuesday 24 October, 2 pm, Tate South Lambeth Library

Join Lambeth black elders and Age UK for vinyl memories with Kwaku from Black Music Congress. Send your top three tracks from the 70s, 60s, 50s – music that reminds you of leaving home, arriving, dancing, surviving.


Remembering Sam King: tribute to a community champion

Friday 27 October, 7 pm, Brixton Library

Political activist, ex-serviceman, Windrush passenger and community pioneer. Booking essential via Eventrbrite Black History Month tribute to Sam King


Uncover the Roots of British Black Gospel

Saturday 28 October, 1pm to 2pm, Black Cultural Archives, Windrush Square Brixton

Steve Alexander Smith discusses the research for his recent book on the foundations of this vibrant sound. Booking via Eventbrite Uncover the roots of British Black gospel



Two events after October are very much part of the Black History Month theme

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Friday 3 November, 7pm, Durning Library

Oscar-nominated documentary about Nina Simone, name checking a who’s who of political, cultural and social activism

Booking via Eventbrite what happened Miss Simone

Common Ties

Thursday 16 November 6.30 -9pm, Clapham Library

Performances and presentations help to reaffirm, remember, celebrate and look forward to preserving the culture from which the proverbs came. Booking essential through Eventbrite common ties 9


For more information

For full details of the month’s events day by day, contact Lambeth Libraries.

You can download a copy of the 24-page brochure

Contact the Lambeth service centre by email or phone 020 7926 1000

Pick up a copy from your local library

For more details of London-wide and national news about Black History Month see the BHM information pages.

For details of Black Cultural History Month events in Lambeth for young people see the Black Cultural History Month young people’s events

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