Past Event
Heritage & Tours

Brighton & Hove Black History Month Family Day Celebration

Mon 15 Aug 2016

A free all day, family celebration, taking place in Brighton Dome and Brighton Museum

Join in this annual all-day celebration of local arts and heritage.

With a multitude of children’s activities including face painting, an all- day crafts area and story-telling by Banyan Tree Theatre Group. Don't miss out on Diwali drop-in craft workshops from Strike a Light, who were involved in Dr Blighty during Brighton Festival 2016

Enjoy pop up singing and talks, a Zumba workshop & an opening ceremony drumming procession. Plus music from African Night Fever DJs & DJ Task.

Browse the market place with stalls selling exciting contemporary African crafts, from up-cycled fashion items to hand-made dolls, from jewellery to women and men’s clothing & shoes, and from rugs to chutneys.

Have your head wrapped in the latest styles, design and print and own your own tote bag, then learn to dance Azonto - and of course, don’t leave without tasting something delicious from the food stalls from Africa and Asia.

We are very pleased to announce that award winning Afro-Guyanese writers, John Agard and Grace Nichols, will be joining us at the Black History Month family day celebrations this Sunday. Both writers will be reciting some of their amazing poetry and signing books from 2:00 - 3:00pm, in the Dome café-bar. Not to be missed!

Brought to you by the 'Celebrating Africans and Caribbeans in Sussex past and present' project.

To find out more about Brighton Museum & Art Gallery’s Africa Arts Festival, including talks, film screenings and workshops, just click here.