Black History Month is your chance to discover and celebrate the achievements of the African and Caribbean communities in Westminster and the wider UK. This October we will be hosting a series of free events.

Guided walking tour

5pm, Thursday 3 October 2019

We'll be visiting some of Westminster’s hidden gems and celebrated spots that showcase the achievements of the BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) community in Westminster. The tour will include a potted history of some of Westminster’s most iconic BAME figures, restaurants and monuments, including pit stops to sample some of the best food from around the world. Each attendee will receive a goody bag courtesy of our sponsors.

Final showcase celebration

6pm, Wednesday 23 October 2019

Celebrate the diversity of Westminster’s community with performances from local poets, singers, dancers, drummers and comedians. The showcase is an opportunity to learn more about African, Caribbean and Asian history in the UK. A wide range of food will be provided.

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Patchwork banner workshops

Join us to create a patchwork banner and celebrate pride in the community. 3 sessions are available, run by experienced tutors, and all ages are welcome.

  • Tuesday 8 October 2019, 11:30am to 1:30pm at Greenside Community Centre, 24 Lilestone Street, NW8 8SR
  • Wednesday 16 October 2019, 11:30am to 1:30pm at Queens Park Library, 666 Harrow Road, W10 4NE
  • Thursday 24 October 2019, 11:30am to 1:30pm at Westminster Adult Education Service, Lupus Street, SW1V 3AT

Join us to learn a new skill, celebrate the community and showcase your creativity. Completed banners will be displayed at the Black History Month exhibition at Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street. 

Email to register (spaces are limited). 

Community exhibition

As well as these events, throughout Black History Month, an exhibition celebrating Westminster’s diverse communities will be displayed on the ground floor of Westminster City Hall at 64 Victoria Street. The exhibition will feature leading figures from the Black, African, Asian and Caribbean communities in Westminster from the 16th century to the present day. All are welcome, no booking required.

Last updated: 26 September 2019