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Black History Month Kirklees

About the event

October is Black History Month (BHM) in the UK and it has been celebrated nationwide every year for nearly 40 years. Each year Kirklees celebrates Black History Month and this year due to the coronavirus situation many of this year’s events are being held virtually.

There are various events taking during October - from exhibitions to poetry, documentaries to webinars.

An event is listed for today - please click on the link under Further Information for more details and for details of all events.

Dates and venues

  • Thursday 15 October 2020 , The Distracted Journey: Poems from a Slave as told by Donavan Christopher 7-8pm.
  • Friday 16 October 2020 , Huddersfield and the NHS: The Caribbean Connection 6-7pm
  • Sunday 18 October 2020 , Open mic poetry session to celebrate Black History Month. 2-4pm
  • Sunday 18 October 2020 - 5:00pm, England’s Hidden History: Black people in society in Tudor England.
  • Wednesday 21 October 2020 - 6:00pm, Huddersfield’s Caribbean Heritage: A Virtual Walk - no booking required.
  • Friday 23 October 2020 - 6:00pm, Windrush: Untold Stories - documentary and discussion.
  • Saturday 24 October 2020 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Caribbean History and Family History with Linford Sweeney.
  • Saturday 24 October 2020 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Our Story – A Brief Insight into our History, Culture and People.
  • Sunday 25 October 2020 - 5:00pm, Global Black History.
  • Wednesday 28 October 2020 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Celebrating BHM together sharing Poetry and The History of Negro-Spirituals/Black Gospel.
  • Friday 30 October 2020 - 2:00pm, Launch of Windrush Garden at Springwood - person event but places must be booked in advance online.

Further information



Learning and interest Events related to education and careers, as well as learning for fun. Also, talks, guided walks, and events of historical or other interest.

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