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Full list of Black History Month events in Bradford

There are plenty of events to get involved with this Black History Month from DJ sets, to Black history talks. The months covers all aspects of Black history, society, and culture in Bradford and beyond.

October marks Black History Month in the UK. The event was officially recognised by the US government in 1976, and first celebrated in Britain in 1987.

The first celebration of Black History Month coincidentally fell on the 150th anniversary of Caribbean emancipation and the centenary birth of Jamaican political activist, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator Marcus Garvey.

The first Black History Month fell on the centenary birthday of Jamaican political activist Marcus Garvey. Image: George Grantham Bain Collection.

The month was first organised by Akyaaba Addai-Sebo, a Ghanian analyst who worked for the Great London Council and served as a project coordinator to get the event underway.

The event is intended to recognise the contribution and achievements of those with African or Caribbean heritage.

It’s also an opportunity for people to learn more about the effects of racism and how to challenge negative stereotypes.

On Sunday 2 October, Bradford’s Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Bev Mullaney along with Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe attended the Black History Month Flag Raising ceremony on Saturday with the launch in City Hall.

Bradford leaders raised the Black History Month flag on Sunday 2 October.

The events for the rest of Black History Month in Bradford are listed in chronological order.

If we missed your event out, please email shawna@asianstandard.co.uk.

Telegra – Friday 8 October 2021

Presentation on Nigeria: Past Present and Future

Venue: ACAP 17 Claremont. Bradford BD7 1BG

This event will also be streamed live on YouTube.  Price: Free.

Bradford Diabetes – Wednesday 13 October 1pm-3pm

A session on diabetes for people within the Black, Caribbean, and Asian communities.

Venue: Dominica Association 10 Worthington Road BD8 8ET. Price: Free.

Collective Impact: Jerry Crawford – Friday 15 October 3pm – 11pm

The event aims to celebrate, educate, share and acknowledge the contributions and achievements of Black People locally, universally past and present.

Local performers, DJs and artists will be expressing and sharing their talents through the arts culture.

The event will feature indoor and outdoor events with Caribbean Food and refreshments available. Artists on the day include School of Music and Rock (Sorm) DJs, Survivor Crew, Street Vybz, United as One.

For more info call Jerry Crawford on 07535630435 or email at jerrycrawford358@gmail.com

Venue: Sorm Studio 5 Cater Street, Little Germany Bradford, BD1 5AS. Price: Free.

African Caribbean Achievement Project (ACAP): Windrush Achievement Awards – Saturday 16 October 7pm – 9pm

The second African Caribbean Achievement Project (ACAP) awards that that highlights outstanding

achievement in the African Caribbean communities of West Yorkshire. With awards ranging from Inspirational Young Person of the Year, Pandemic Response Award, Community group of the year to Business Entrepreneur of the Year, the event is not to be missed.

For more information, visit ACAP website here or contact Claudia McFarlane on 01274 720254 or email: office@acap.org.uk.

Venue: Online via Zoom & Streamed live on Facebook and YouTube. Price: Free.

Windrush Generations UK: Bradford Matters – Black Voices in Conversation – On Zoom on 18, 21, 25, 28 October 6pm- 7pm

John Barnes MBE at Ilkley Literature Festival – Sunday 17 October – 7.30pm

Former professional footballer and manager, John Barnes MBE will be speaking about his personal experiences growing up, arriving from Jamacia to England with his family as a child in 1975, Mr Barnes will be holding a mirror to the country’s past, present, and future, helping to inform and advance the global conversation around society’s ongoing battle with racism

Venue: King’s Hall and Garden. Station Rd, Ilkley LS29 8HB. Price: £15.00/£12.00 concession.

Free Black History Talks – Tuesday 19 October 10.30am and 2pm

Presented by historian Joe Williams and singer Christella Litras on the Fisk Jubilee Singers who sang at the venue 6 times in Victorian times.

The Fisk Jubilee Singers were a group of Black African American singers made up of predominately freed slaves. They sang spiritual music in this country for the first time: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot is one of their most famous songs. Their performances and songs have hugely influenced many forms of contemporary music.

Venue: St Georges Hall, Bridge Street Bradford BD1 1JT. Price: Free, but booking is needed in advance.

Family Rights and Covid-19 – Tuesday 19 October 7pm to 8.30pm

Windrush Generations UK presents special guests such as Rudi Page and speakers who will engage in a lively discussion to raise awareness in the African and Caribbean community about the Coronavirus and experiences during lockdown.

For more information visit Windrush Generations UK Bradford here.

Venue: Zoom. Price: Free.

Telegra – African Food and Music Night – Sunday 24 October 6pm – 11pm

Enjoy all your favourite African and food at Andie’s African Kitchen.

Venue: Andie’s African Kitchen on North Parade BD1 3JL. Price: Entry is free.

‘Windrush 3 Generations’ book launch – Wednesday 27 October 6.30pm – 8pm

Commemorating the end of ACAP’s oral history project and publication of their book which showcases African Caribbean people who have had a big impact since arriving on British shores, as well as experiences of their children and grandchildren.

For more information, visit ACAP website here or contact Claudia McFarlane on 01274 720254 or email: office@acap.org.uk.

Venue: ACAP 17 Claremont, Bradford BD7 1BG. Price: Free.

Windrush Generation UK presents: The Lineage Key Timeline: 800 Years of African and European History – Friday 29 October 6.30pm – 8.30pm

A vivid extensive history of people and civilisations from the recorded dawn of time to present. See and hear about people’s knowledge, culture, heritage, and philosophy, science, math, medicine, architecture, religion, arts, culture, heritage, and the contributions and influence which the continent of Africa has imparted and influenced Europe and the world, presented by educator and historian Paul Obinna.

For more information visit Windrush Generations UK Bradford here.

Venue: Zoom. Price: Free.

Proud to be Churches Together Service – Sunday 31 October 11.30am – 12.30 pm

A coming together of the community and churches for a vibrant celebration and commemoration. A full programme of interesting presentations, reflections in acknowledging the past and present, and hope for the future.

Refreshments will be provided, and community organisation stalls and exhibition stand available to view after the service.

For further information contact Pastor Stirling on 01274502917.

Venue: New Testament Church of God, Necropolis Road, Lidget Green, BD7 2PU.


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