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Black History Month 2014 events

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Issue 2422

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

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

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

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

Yolanda Brown

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.

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