Events are planned around Britain in October for Black History Month. Here are some highlights.
For a list of Black History Month events taking place go to blackhistorymonth.org.uk
Islington black history month festival
The borough of Islington in London is putting on an impressive range of events for Black History Month.
It includes film screenings of the 1991 classic Young Soul Rebels, the Stuart Hall Project and the Black Power Mixtape. There will also be a series of talks.
For details of the dates, times and venues go to islington.gov.uk/bhm
Maya Angelou poetry workshops and open mic
This event will celebrate the life of Maya Angelou, who died earlier this year.Workshops will use her work as inspiration for participants to write their own poetry.
Manchester Central Library, Manchester M2 5PD
13 October, 1pm and 3pm
For Socialist Worker’s obituary go to tinyurl.com/l7kpwop
The Scottsboro Boys
Following a sold out run at the Young Vic, the critically acclaimed The Scottsboro Boys is transferring to the West End.
The musical tells the story of the campaign to release nine black men falsely accused of rape in Alabama in 1931.
Garrick Theatre, London WC2H 0HH.
?From 4 October until 21 February 2015
See our review at tinyurl.com/q92kmsf
See captivating jazz saxophonist and singer Yolanda Brown. This concert promises to be an exhibition of cutting edge jazz.
Millfield Theatre, London N18 1PJ.
Saturday 11 October.