Black History Month 2019

Black History Month (BHM) has been celebrated widely for many years honouring the achievements, culture and the history of black people.

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There is a long standing commitment to continue offering the community a vibrant selection of events and activities through programmes that provide insight into the history and culture of the African, Caribbean and diaspora communities.

In Southwark, Black History Month has been recognised for over 25 years with a month long programme of exciting and inspirational events and workshops.

Every year throughout October people, schools, libraries, groups and organisations host events and get involved with the celebration of black history.

Download the BHM events brochure (pdf, 1.8mb)

Black History Month 2020

Southwark Council will request applications for grants for the October 2020 BHM programme around May 2020. They will post new application information to this webpage nearer to the date, but have left the documents below for information only.  

Southwark Council offer a number of small grants of up to £500 to enable smaller community celebrations of Black History to take place. For larger, more complicated events we also offer larger grants of up to £2,000.

If you have plans for an event in October 2019, please download the following documents to help you complete your funding application.

Creative Network Southwark

Join a network of individuals and organisations working in the creative sector offering support to develop, enhance and promote your work.

You can now also follow Creative Network Southwark on Twitter to link up with other creatives in the Borough and to share and hear what’s going on in the arts and culture sector. Creative Network Southwark Twitter account @CNSouthwark

Page last updated: 12 September 2019

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