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Black History Month

​​​​​​October is Black History Month - an opportunity for everyone to share, celebrate and understand the impact of black heritage and culture.

​​​​​​​Black History Month 2021 invites Black and Brown people of all ages throughout the UK to share what they are proud to be. 

On this page you will find a guide to upcoming events this month to celebrate Black History Month, plus information on other resources.

Local events (in person)

Unity in Vision - 13 October

Unity International Lunch. 12.30pm to 2.30 pm - Lunches held on the second Wednesday of each month. LDS Bournemouth Church, 30B Wimborne Road (next door to St. Augustin Church by cemetery junction).

Bookings required, suggested donation £6.50 to cover costs.

Black Love musical - 14 to 17 October

Celebrate Black History Month by joining Lighthouse Poole as they host the musical 'Black Love'.

This musical is an explosion of form busting storytelling, an ode to Black music, and those real stories we rarely hear.  It will be held in-the-round at Hamworthy Park and is for ages 12+.

Southwest Dorset Multicultural Network - 23 October

Black History Month celebration event from 6pm to 10pm at:

Victorian Hall
Dorset Museum

The Blackout - 27 October 

An evening showcasing music, poetry, and other performances all around the Black experience.

The Old Fire Station, 7pm to 11pm.

Online events

Black History Month website

A comprehensive list of national/regional/local digital events.

Southwest BHM Conference - 11 October

Free online conference open to everyone, 1pm to 2pm. With guest speakers David Olusoga, June Sarpong, Stuart Lawrence, Anton Ferdinand.

Guardian Live - 13 October

Exploring Britain’s Black LGBTQIA+ history, 8pm to 9pm.

Book your paid ticket.

Southwest Heritage Trust - 21 October

The West Country’s Black History with Louisa Adjoa Parker, writer, and poet, 7.30pm. Louisa Adjoa Parker talks about the ‘West Country’s Black History’.

​​​​​​​Further information

BCP Council Libraries

BHM book and information displays. Bournemouth, Broadstone, Christchurch and Poole Libraries have the new Black History Month 2021 Resource pack developed by The National Caribbean Heritage Museum and Bishop Grosseteste University, in celebration of the continued achievements and contributions of black people of African and Caribbean descent to the well-being of the nation and world.

Black History Month UK

Provide a range of information and resources for BHM October 2021 “Proud to Be”

Black Cultural Archives (BCA)

Nationally, Black Cultural Archives (BCA) is the only national heritage centre dedicated to collecting, preserving, and celebrating the histories of African and Caribbean people in Britain.


Deed are a Dorset based organisation providing, training, workshops, and resources to enhance education from a global perspective, and promote key figures in Dorset’s black history information.


Black History Month information and resources.


Teacher created resources website, Black History Month information. Visit the website.


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