We have funded nine local organisations to produce events and activities as part of our celebrations. We want this year’s Black History Month to be the catalyst that connects our communities to celebrate this pivotal point in our history as we begin to reunite with our families, friends and neighbours.
Here is a snapshot of our Black History Month season from our nine grant awardees. See full event listings at royalgreenwich.gov.uk/blackhistorymonth
All Souls Gathering
Black Kaleidoscope Project
Workshops and activities for young people featuring dance, drama, spoken word, music and craft skills.
Black Female Entrepreneur
African Cultural Heritage
A series of music, food, fashion, dance, drumming, history and artefact workshops and lectures exploring African cultural heritage.
Blackheath Halls – Trinity Laban
Celebrating BAME cultural icons
Celebrating the achievements of BAME cultural icons in shaping local and wider history, specifically around the history of music and the performing arts.
Black Disabled Lives Matter
A project curating and recording the stories of some Black Disabled People of African and Caribbean origin in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
Global Fusion Music & Arts
Black History Month Celebration
A mixture of live and online events featuring music, crafts, poetry and spoken word.
Our bodies, our health, our history
An exhibition and event celebrating Black women, the impact of structural racism on BAME women’s health, and raising awareness of cancer screening for Black women.
National Maritime Museum
Global Greenwich: Reframing Black Histories
An intergenerational celebration of Black contributions to British society historically and today drawing on the museum’s collections and themes to explore Black History and Black futures.
Woolwich Common Community Centre
Black Authors Library
The launch of a free library containing books written by black authors worldwide.
World Heart Beat Music Academy
Masks for Seeing
Musical compositions inspired by African artworks brought to three primary schools in Royal Greenwich.