Black History Month

Posted on | October 13, 2013 | No Comments

September 27, 2013 12:00 pmtoOctober 26, 2013 11:00 pm

Norfolk Black History Month was officially opened in Norwich City Council council chamber evening of 27th September

Please feel free to visit the national site for postings:

http://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/home/4578383287

Dear Friends,

We had a great start to 2013 Norfolk Black History Month. We already had a great launch at Norwich City Council, African Market at Castle Mall in Norwich which starts on Tuesday and runs until October 27.

Throughout the month there will be a variety of music and drama events across Norfolk, including at Café Marzano at the Forum in Norwich which will include on 12th October Blonde on Black at Café Marzano, a sophisticated chanteuse Chrissie D. and her trio reprise the songs of Ella, Billie, Sarah, Nat and many more of the great black heroes of jazz accompanied by a fantastic Afro Caribbean soul food buffet supper.

The BHM Arts and Literature Festival feature lectures and discussions, and on October 11 at the Forum there is an evening of performance, laughter and brisk word-play with Caribbean poets John Agard, who holds the Queen’s Medal for Poetry, and Jean “Binta” Breeze, who was made an MBE for services to literature.

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts will host a family festival on October 13. A lecture and exhibition series includes a High Wind in Jamaica exhibition at Café Marzano by artist Danny Keen, and a lecture on Tuesday, October 1 at the Millennium Library in the Forum about the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation

A quick highlight for your dairy over the next 7 days. Please check the website for a full detail www.norfolkblackhistorymonth.org.uk  

· How about coming along to Blonde on Black at Café Marzano, The Forum to a aophisticated chanteuse Chrissie D. and her trio reprise the songs of Ella, Billie, Sarah, Nat and many more of the great black heroes of jazz accompanied by a fantastic Afro Caribbean soul food buffet supper.

· Check out the African Market at Castle Mall Norwich.  Great Afro Caribbean Food, African, Arabic, Asian and world species and  Crafts.

· Bring the family to the annual Black History Month Family Festival at the Sainsbury Centre and Football tournament on 13th October

· Check out the events at the Arts Centre The Sweetbeats + Support, Ghostpoet + No Ceremony + Sullivan and Gold, Rhiannon Giddens & Leyla McCalla

· What about the children and families The Osiligi Troupe of Maasai Warriors

· The Forum Norwich The Colour of Words, Portrait of Abraham Eshetu, John Agard & Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze

· Library Collection and Commemoration: Slavery in Sight and Memory, Anna Mudeka Band, Black History in Poetry – An Evening with the ‘Exploring Poetry’ Group

· Black history Month Film – Cinema City The Color Purple + Introduction

How about our community events Mandela Women’s Day, Black History Month and Interface Learning – 10 Year Celebration Event, Pangaea, Odon Kasera – A Journey from Refugee to Inspirational Teacher of Karate

· Open Craig Charles Funk & Soul Night

Please click the links below for full 7 days listings

Oct

Hip Hop Shakespeare Presents: Richard II Live Tour Featuring Bashy + Akala

5 Oct

Athletic Legend Kipchoge Keino AKA Kipkeino (Kenya)

5 Oct

The Sweetbeats + Support

5 Oct

Pangaea

5 Oct

Craig Charles Funk & Soul Night

6 Oct

The Osiligi Troupe of Maasai Warriors

6 Oct

Get Up And Boogie With Alexander O’Neal, Heatwave, Shakatak and More

6 Oct

The Color Purple + Introduction

7 Oct

Portrait of Abraham Eshetu

8 Oct

The Colour of Words

8 Oct

Rhiannon Giddens & Leyla McCalla

9 Oct

UEA African Caribbean Society (ACS) Debate

10 Oct

Collection and Commemoration: Slavery in Sight and Memory

10 Oct

Mandela Women’s Day

10 Oct

Black History in Poetry – An Evening with the ‘Exploring Poetry’ Group

10 Oct

The Osiligi Troupe of Maasai Warriors

10 Oct

Ghostpoet + No Ceremony + Sullivan and Gold

11 Oct

Anna Mudeka Band

11 Oct

John Agard & Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze

12 Oct

Odon Kasera – A Journey from Refugee to Inspirational Teacher of Karate

12 Oct

Black History Month and Interface Learning – 10 Year Celebration Event

12 Oct

African Dinner Ball

12 Oct

Blonde on Black

13 Oct

Football Unites and Racism Divides

13 Oct

Black History Month Family Festival

Look Forward to seeing you at some of the events.

Regards  Abraham Eshetu

On Behalf of Norfolk Black History Month Steering Group

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