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Liverpool Black History Month


Black History Month is one of the most prominent cultural celebrations of the year. In Liverpool a host of arts and cultural organisations, universities and businesses have created an impressive programme. We showcase the talent and vibrancy of the city’s black communities, and welcome national and international artists, activists, historians and commentators. Here’s a snap shot of what to expect: Mayor Joanne, the first black woman UK city mayor demonstrates history in the making; Blue Saint and a posse of WoW Young writers take over Tate Liverpool: Professor Stephen Small Zooms in from California; Betty Vandy and Nazeem bring culinary and musical flavours from West Africa; Lorraine Maher, explores what it means to be black and Irish; Malik Al Nasir shares his letters to Gil Scott Heron and Hip-Hop artist Nicky Blaze will be 20 Stories High.

As well as a time to celebrate, Black History Month is a time for reflection. On the 40th anniversary of the 1981 Uprisings we explore the progress we, as a society, have made towards true racial equality. With Kim Johnson, MP and activists from across UK inner cities, following the largest Black Lives Matter Protests outside of the US, we explore the next steps down the road of social justice towards a society in which our children can see what they want to be and we ask: really, how far have we come?

Join us as we debate, eat, sing and dance to the beat of the samba drum – from Merseyside to Cuba, Syria, Mexico, Colombia, Iraq, Jamaica, India, Zimbabwe, Chile, Nigeria, the Gambia and South Africa, celebrating black achievement and crucial black art. This is a month for everyone to share, participate, and to enjoy!


#BHM2021 #BlackLivesMatter


 


1981 Liverpool 8 Uprisings 40th Anniversary Exhibition

1981 Liverpool 8 Uprisings 40th Anniversary Exhibition

Brought to you by Writing on the Wall in partnership with Liverpool Record Office Friday 22 October - Wednesday 22
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An Evening With Professor David Olusoga OBE

An Evening With Professor David Olusoga OBE

Brought to you by Edge Hill University Friday 26 November, 7pm - 8:30pm Edge Hill University, The Arts Centre, St
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Black History Month

Black History Month

Brought to you by National Museums Liverpool October, Various Times Museum of Liverpool, Pier Head, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 1DG
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Black History Month: Betty Vandy at Squash

Black History Month: Betty Vandy at Squash

Brought to you by Squash Friday 22nd October, 6.30pm | Friday 29th October, 6.30pm Squash, 112-114 Windsor St, Liverpool, L8
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BlackFest Hip-Hop Dance For All

BlackFest Hip-Hop Dance For All

Brought to you by Unity Theatre in partnership with BlackFest Tuesday 19 October, 7.30pm Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, Liverpool,
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Blue Saint in residence with Writing on the Wall

Blue Saint in residence with Writing on the Wall

Aged 16-24? Create your own spoken-word piece and perform live in the Tate Liverpool gallery this Black History Month Join
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Breaking the Silence on the Slave Trade

Breaking the Silence on the Slave Trade

Brought to you by Collision Theatre Company Sunday 3rd October, 3pm Ullet Road Unitarian Church, 57 Ullet Road, Sefton Park,
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Cocoons: On Tour

Cocoons: On Tour

Brought to you by Liverpool Irish Festival Grand Central Hall, 35 Renshaw Street, Liverpool, L1 2SF Saturday 23 October -
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Cultural Connectedness Exchange Day

Cultural Connectedness Exchange Day

Brought to you by Liverpool Irish Festival Liverpool Irish Centre, FF9, Northern Lights Liverpool, Cains Brewery Village, 5 Mann Street,
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Diverse Voices: Minority Ethnic Alumni Panel

Diverse Voices: Minority Ethnic Alumni Panel

Brought to you by Edge Hill University Tuesday 19 October, 4pm - 5.10pm Online Free. Pre-booking essential As part of
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In:Visible Women Day

In:Visible Women Day

Brought to you by Liverpool Irish Festival Monday 25 October 2021, 10am - 4pm Online Free. No booking necessary In:Visible
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International Perspectives: The Role of Arts, and Art Therapies on the Issue of Diversity and Mental Health

International Perspectives: The Role of Arts, and Art Therapies on the Issue of Diversity and Mental Health

Brought to you by Edge Hill University Friday 15 October, 10am - 11am Edge Hill University, The Arts Centre, St
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Katumba Halloween Carnival

Katumba Halloween Carnival

Brought to you by Katumba in partnership with Black & Brown Social Traders Network (BlaST) Sunday 31 October, 5pm -
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Letters To Gil Book Launch With Malik Al Nasir

Letters To Gil Book Launch With Malik Al Nasir

Brought to you by THL Events Wednesday 27 October, 7pm - 10pm LEAF, Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4EZ Tickets £11.37
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Liverpool Irish Festival Launch

Liverpool Irish Festival Launch

Brought to you by Liverpool Irish Festival Liverpool Irish Centre, FF9, Northern Lights Liverpool, Cains Brewery Village, 5 Mann Street,
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On Record Merseyside

On Record Merseyside

Creatively directed by Yaw Owusu, The Playmaker Group, Funded by Culture Liverpool Saturday 23 October - Sunday 7 November, Various
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Out Of The Narrow Place: A Ritual for Black Descendants of Slaves by One September / Aleasha Chaunte

Out Of The Narrow Place: A Ritual for Black Descendants of Slaves by One September / Aleasha Chaunte

Brought to you by Unity Theatre in partnership with One September Tuesday 19 October, 7.30pm Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place,
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Repopulating & Decolonising Historiography is not Political Correctness – it is History

Repopulating & Decolonising Historiography is not Political Correctness – it is History

Brought to you by the Institute for Social Responsibility - Edge Hill University Wednesday 1 December, 5.30pm - 7.30pm Edge
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Rosa Johan Uddoh Practice Makes Perfect Exhibition

Rosa Johan Uddoh Practice Makes Perfect Exhibition

Brought to you by the Bluecoat Friday 15 October - Sunday 23 January, Wednesday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm The
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Routes & Roots-Festival of the African Diaspora

Routes & Roots-Festival of the African Diaspora

Brought to you by Black & Brown Social Traders Network in partnership with Katumba Saturday 16 - Sunday 31 October,
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Sessions by Paines Plough / Ifeyinwa Frederick

Sessions by Paines Plough / Ifeyinwa Frederick

Brought to you by Unity Theatre in partnership with Paines Plough Tuesday 19 October, 7.30pm Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place,
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Small Talk: Black USA Today with Professor Stephen Small

Small Talk: Black USA Today with Professor Stephen Small

Brought to you by Writing on the Wall Wednesday 20 October, 6pm Online Free. Pre-booking essential Black Lives Matter began
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Statues Redressed

Statues Redressed

Statues Redressed Brought to you by Sky Arts in partnership with Culture Liverpool Friday 1 October, Various Times Online & Liverpool
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The Conversation

The Conversation

Brought to you by Movema Tuesday 9 November, 6pm - 8pm VideOdyssey Studios, Toxteth TV, 37-45 Windsor Street, Liverpool, L8
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The Curious Disappearance of Mr Foo

The Curious Disappearance of Mr Foo

Brought to you by Liverpool Irish Festival Friday 22 October 2021, 6pm - 7.30pm Online Free. Pre-booking essential During 1945-6,
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The Irish History Podcast

The Irish History Podcast

Brought to you by Liverpool Irish Festival Grand Central Hall, 35 Renshaw Street, Liverpool, L1 2SF Sunday 24 October 2021,
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Uprisings 1981: A Commemoration

Uprisings 1981: A Commemoration

Brought to you by Writing on the Wall in partnership with The Institute for Creative Enterprise at Edgehill University and
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US & UK Summit on Race Black History Month in the United Kingdom

US & UK Summit on Race Black History Month in the United Kingdom

Brought to you by Multicultural Symposium Series Friday 8 October, 4pm UK Time Online Free. Pre-booking essential This event continues
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What’s Your Story? Gambia

What’s Your Story? Gambia

Brought to you by Writing on the Wall Thursday 14 October, 7pm VideoOdyssey, Toxteth TV, 37-45 Windsor Street, L8 1XE
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Wilmington on Fire Screening and Directors Q&A

Wilmington on Fire Screening and Directors Q&A

Brought to you by Edge Hill University Thursday 21 October 2021, 5.30pm Edge Hill University, Creative Edge Lecture Theatre, Ormskirk,
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