Black History Month 2017 week three events

11 October, 2017

Written by: Lambeth Libraries

Culture and community > Events

Black History Month is 30 years old in October 2017. Find and book highlights of week three of a celebration of history, arts, literature and film features Monday 16 October – Sunday 22 October

Boy playing cricket in the street - still from Black Britain on film compilation

Black History Month Monday 16 October – Sunday 22 October

Black History Month is 30 years old in 2017. Find and book for highlights of week three of a celebration of history, arts, literature and film features

Fantasy Africa or Fantastical Africa?

Monday 16 October, 6.45 pm, Durning Library

Join Lambeth Libraries and two authors to discuss supernatural, futuristic, and other imagined worlds in African writing today.

Black Gay Ink

Wednesday 18 October, 7 pm, Brixton Library

Hear about the past, present and future of Black gay men’s writing, the Rukusi Archives at London Metropolitan Museum and BlackOut UK. With readings.

Black Britain on Film (91 mins)

Friday 20 October, 7 pm, Clapham Library

Bringing together rare and little-seen depictions of Black British life on film from 1901 through to 1985 – almost a century of vast social change, migration, community and the struggle against inequality.

Spice of Africa Market Day

Tate South Lambeth Library, Saturday 21 October, 10 am -4 pm

Event includes food stalls and fashion from local African and Caribbean businesses, live music and dance performances.


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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