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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 2022 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

Wednesday 5 October

BCP Council Race & Cultural Diversity Staff Network present Black History Month 2022​​​​​​​
Hilton Hotel

BCP Council’s Race and Cultural Diversity Staff Network Group is hosting an event celebrating Black History Month on Wednesday 5 October, 12:30pm – 5:30pm at the Hilton Hotel in Bournemouth.

The theme of the event is “Reflecting on the past - Daring to dream”, and aims to inspire young black people and showcase examples of excellence with a focus on future opportunities for young people in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

Sunday 9 October

Black History Month 2022 Celebration Day
The Black Cherry

Find out more and book tickets.

Wednesday 12 October

Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Muntu Valdo
Lighthouse Poole

South African vocal powerhouse Ladysmith Black Mambazo play their first UK tour for many years. Since they shot to global stardom on Paul Simon's Graceland album, Mambazo have been recognised as one of the world's great vocal groups.

Friday 14 October

Stephen K Amos
​​​​​​​Regent Comedy Club

Globe-trotting laughter-master Stephen K Amos headlines at Regent Comedy Club. Bringing achingly funny anecdotes, hilarious takes on the everyday and his infectious charm, Stephen K Amos will warm your cold, stiffened hearts. Join together with your fellow man and experience the universal language of laughter. “Unashamed feel-good entertainment” The Evening Standard. Find out more and book tickets.

Thursday 27 October

Black is the Color of My Voice
​​​​​​​Lighthouse Poole

Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, and featuring many of her most iconic songs performed live. Apphia Campbell’s acclaimed play follows a successful singer and civil rights activist as she seeks redemption after the untimely death of her father. She reflects on the journey that took her from a young piano prodigy destined for a life in the service of the church, to a renowned jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.

Poole Dolphin Centre, Poole BH15 1SZ

All events FREE starting midday – hosted by Mike Artwell

For more information email or call 07748 942575.

Saturday 8 October

  • live drumming workshop performance with Cheick Diop
  • spoken word by TBA
  • street dance workshop with DFA Studio
  • live drumming workshop performance with Cheick Diop
  • spoken word by Ras Bashy
  • live acoustic performance.

Saturday 15 October

  • Black History quiz for all the family – with cash prizes
  • live drumming workshop performance
  • hair and beauty exhibition
  • spoken word by Alima Jalloh North
  • Afro dance workshop and performance
  • live drumming workshop performance
  • spoken word by Bob Povey – Children of the Windrush
  • live acoustic performance.

Sunday 30 October

  • Afro art exhibitions
  • Black History children’s quiz – win cash prizes
  • live drumming workshop performance
  • spoken word by Ras Bashy
  • street dance workshop with DFA studio
  • the warriors street dance
  • black barber haircuts live cuts
  • live acoustic performance


  • Mimi Afor street food
  • Children’s popcorn stall
  • Caribbean and African street food
  • Hair and beauty stalls
  • Afro Caribbean art and craft stall.

​​​​​​​Further information

Bournemouth Library Display

#blackhistorymonth book display at Bournemouth Library. There are many more titles available across all BCP Libraries! #blacklivesmatter #blackhistory #Librarytok (

Black History Month website

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

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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