Black History Month 2019 for schools and young readers in Lambeth Libraries

23 September 2019

Written by: Lambeth Libraries

Arts, culture and events - Children and young people

2019’s Black History Month programme features events for young readers and library users through October and into November, in all Lambeth’s libraries.

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Black History Month 2019 for schools and young readers in Lambeth Libraries

Events to make and play African drums

Lambeth Libraries has partnered with Black Cultural Archives and many local organisations, along with a selection of brilliant writers and artists, to deliver 2019’s Black History Month programme all over Lambeth through October and into November.

Events include

  • African Drumming 24 October Minet Library
  • Anansi storytimes for under-5s all month
  • Anansi adventure 23 October West Norwood Library – origin and history of the names and the stories
  • Creative writing workshop 22 October Brixton Library – learn the tricks of journalism
  • Empress Jai celebrates black women’s contribution to society with world foods and their health benefits 18 October
    Natural History heroes printmaking workshop

    Natural History heroes printmaking workshop

    Durning Library

  • Flow Friday Poetry Slam 18 October Clapham Library: what does Black History Month mean?
  • Jewellery Making workshop 23 October Brixton and Durning libraries
  • Kofi and the Magic Shaker storytime for children with special needs 8 October Clapham Library
  • Make your own African Drum 22 October Waterloo Library
  • The Feast presents drumming, song and poetry 6 October St Luke’s Church and West Norwood Library
  • The Hidden Treasures Within with author Lorna Liverpool 23 October Tate South Lambeth Library
  • The unsung scientist printmaking workshops 23 October in Clapham and Streatham libraries – create a portrait of a natural history hero

School visits

Flow Friday Poetry Slam

Flow Friday Poetry Slam

Contact your local library to arrange a school visit to storytelling and Black History Month sessions.

Word from the Cabinet

Cllr Sonia Winifred, Cabinet Member for Equalities and Culture said: “Last year, so many of you told us how inspiring and uplifting you found the events and this year’s programme is equally as exciting. This year we continue to remember and support the Windrush generation and acknowledge their struggle for a right to remain and for compensation, and the month includes something for all ages and all tastes.  Please take this wonderful opportunity to learn about and celebrate African Caribbean Heritage and Culture, which influence and enrich all our lives.”

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