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 0 14:00

Cost: FREE

Venue: The Cheese and Grain, Frome

Organiser: Multicultural Frome

For more info contact: azeemacaff@googlemail.com

Listening with Dr Habib

Habib joined the NHS in 2001,managing large public healthresearch programmes in theSouth West of England.

Date:13th October

Time: 14:00 – 15:30

Cost: FREE

Venue: Online

Book here

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

Book here

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

Yeovil Library Celebrating Black History Month

Date: 16th October

Time: TBC

Cost: FREE

Story telling and craft making for young children

Somerset African Caribbean Network (SACN)

For more info contact: sacn2020@outlook.com

Allyship – What it means to me 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

Date: 21st October

Time: 7:30 pm

Cost: £7.50 Standard £5 concession

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

For more info click here

Contact:beth.jerrett@swheritage.org.uk

FREE Family Fun Day – Black History Month

Date: 23rd October

Time: Commencing from 12pm

Cost: FREE

Venue: Red Brick Building Centre Ltd, Morland Enterprise Park, Morland Road, Glastonbury, BA6 9FT

Organiser: Somerset Multicultural Assosiation

Contact:

The Power of Networks with Cherron Inko-Tariak MBE

Date: 28th October

Time: 14:00 – 15:30

Cost: FREE

Venue: Online

Organiser: Yeovil District Hospital Diversity Network

Book here

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