Black History Family Day

Don’t miss Black History’s annual celebration of African and Caribbean culture and heritage. 

Your whole family is invited to join the fun. Dance to the rhythms, listen to the stories, get creative, feast, express yourself. Celebrate!

Activities confirmed so far

Arts and Crafts

o Have a go at sandpainting

o Create your own percussion instrument

o Contribute your design to Black History’s event bunting.


o Talks & workshops

o Cultural tales of Manding Empire told through the Kora (west African harp) by Griots (West African oral history story tellers)

o A Black History film about the life story of Thomas Highflyer, by Judith Ricketts, followed by a talk with Bert Williams and Suchi Chatterjee

Rhythms & beats

o Join in the opening ceremony featuring African drummers.

o Drumming workshop – get into the groove with Gambian master drummer Bucarr Ndow

o DJ Tusk will play the best beats from around the world all afternoon

Celebrate in style

o Face painting

o Head wrapping - choose from a wide range of beautiful African fabrics and have your head wrapped in the latest styles


o Indulge in a fusion of flavours from East Africa and Gujarat from Kitgum Kitchen

o Traditional Caribbean cooking served by the Island Takeaway

Sat 9 Nov, 12pm-5pm