Black History Month recognises the rich cultural diversity and heritage of our communities and helps to celebrate the huge achievements of black people and their lives.

Join in the celebrations, watch and even participate in exciting, inspirational events and workshops. Embrace the contributions and traditions of other black communities.

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

Black History Month originated in the United States of America, beginning in 1926 when Carter G Woodson, editor for thirty years of the Journal of Negro History, established African Caribbean celebrations in America. Its purpose in America was to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of African Americans in keeping alive their heritage, traditions and histories.

Black History Month has been recognised and celebrated for over twenty-five years in Britain, honoring the achievements, culture, and the history of black people, first celebrated in October 1987 as part of African Jubilee Year.

When: From the 1st of October to the 2nd of November

Where: All around London

Details: Log on to here to see all the venues, dates and times.