Socialist Worker

Three ways to celebrate Black History Month

Issue No. 2473

Socialist Worker takes a look at a selection of upcoming events for this year’s Black History Month. For more go to blackhistorymonth.org.uk


No Colour Bar—Black British Art in Action 1960-1990

This free and interactive exhibition focuses on the works of Eric and Jessica Huntley and the Bogle L’Ouverture Press.

They founded this publishing house and black bookshop in 1968.

The exhibition looks at some of the political leaders and artists from the period.

It explores global black liberation struggles as well as the fight against racism in Britain.

Guildhall Art Gallery, City of London, until 24 January 2016

Call Mr Robeson. A Life, With Songs

Nigerian born singer Tayo Aluko will perform the music of US socialist and civil rights campaigner Paul Robeson.

It includes a dramatic rendition of Ol’ Man River about racism and the Mississippi Delta in the Deep South.

The show will tour throughout Black History Month in the North of England, the South West and finish up in London.

Saturday 3 October, 7.30pm, The Brindley, Manchester WA7 1BG

Island Life—celebrating Caribbean connections

This evening features Caribbean and Scottish poetry set to music and will try to explore what island life is like in both places.

There will also be a performance in Dundee.

Thursday 8 October, 7.30pm, Mitchell Library, Glasgow, G3 7DN. Adults £14, concessions £12, under 18s £5. Book at ticketsglasgow.com

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