Somerset’s Black History Month events calendar

Join Somerset in celebrating Black History Month 1st October – 31st October 2021

Get involved with activities across the county, learn, understand, and discover our Black history.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CALENDAR

Sept 20th – 2nd October – Yeovil Library are celebrating Black History Month

There will be a number of Black History books on display inside the library & look out for Somerset African Caribbean Network (SACN’s) reading list for Black History Month 2021. Visit the library Facebook page for more details.

Multicultural Frome – Black History Month Exhibition

Children’s artwork around famous Black Characters in history.

Date: 10th October

Time: 11:00 – 14:00

Cost: FREE

Venue: The Cheese and Grain, Frome

Organiser: Multicultural Frome

Click here for more information

Black History South West Black History Month Conference 2021

A free online conference open to everyone, with amazing guest speakers discussing this year’s theme for Black History Month: “Proud to be”.

Date:11th October

Time:13:00 – 17:00

Cost: FREE

Venue: Online

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Listening with Dr Habib

Habib joined the NHS in 2001, managing large public health research programmes in the South West of England.

Date:13th October

Time: 14:00 – 15:30

Cost: FREE

Venue: Online

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Black Girl Career Club

Candice Berry, Head of EDI Portsmouth and Shanila Wahid-Foolheea -Trust Lead -Workforce, Diversity and Inclusion

Date: 16th October

Time: 13:15 – 14:45

Cost: FREE

Venue: Online

Organiser: Yeovil District Hospital Diversity Network

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Discovering Black History

Did you know that Black people have been in Britain since the Roman times? Britain also had a Black Queen.

Want to know more fascinating facts?

Are you a Black or mixed-race young person 11-16 years old?

Are you disappointed in the lack of Black British history taught in schools?

Date: 16th October

Time: 14:00 – 16:00

Cost: FREE

Venue: The MIND Centre, The Foyer, PeterStreet, Yeovil BA20 1PN

Organiser: Black Education Somerset

For more information contact: BESomerset@gmail.com

Yeovil Library Celebrating Black History Month

Story telling and craft making for young children

Date: 16th October

Time: 11:00 – 12:00

Cost: FREE

Somerset African Caribbean Network (SACN)

Click here for more information

Allyship – What it means to you?

Details: with Paul Deemer, Head of Diversity and Inclusion & David Corbin , SW WRES Lead

Date: 20th October

Time: 13:00 – 14:00

Cost: FREE

Venue: Online

Organiser: Yeovil District Hospital Diversity Network

Booking

The West Country’s Black History

Writer and poet Louisa Adjoa Parker talks about the ‘West Country’s Black History’ in this event for Black History Month.

Date: 21st October

Time: 7:30 pm

Cost: £7.50 Standard £5 concession

For more info click here

Contact:beth.jerrett@swheritage.org.uk

The Power of Networks with Cherron Inko-Tariak MBE

Join, find our how Staff Networks can truly impact the inclusion within the Trust.

Date: 28th October

Time: 14:00 – 15:30

Cost: FREE

Venue: Online

Organiser: Yeovil District Hospital Diversity Network

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Live music with Rushhour

Date: 31st October

Time: 15:30 – 17:30

Venue: Centre for Cultural innovation, Taunton

Cost: Advanced tickets £5, door tickets £6

Organiser: State of Trust

For more info CLICK HERE

Caribbean Dance Workshop with Ellen Miller

The workshop is an opportunity to have fun and learn some traditional Caribbean dance steps – from Mento to Calypso to Carnival and beyond! Suitable for beginners and all those aged 10 years and above.

Date: 31st October

Time: Doors 11:00 Start 11:30 – 12:30

Cost: FREE

Venue: Centre for Cultural innovation, Taunton

Organiser: State of Trust

For more info CLICK HERE