Black History Month

See it Black

Walsall has always celebrated Black History Month in style! This year we will see it all Black with a special, free event for all to enjoy.

  • Dance in the foyer to the vibrant tropical sounds of Frutaloca. Their live music is a fusion of sounds influenced by Black music from around the world.
  • Film screenings of Life and Debt by Stephanie Black and Kiraku by Michel Ocelot as well as Black History short films made by young people in Walsall 
  • Author Jacob Ross will read extracts from his latest acclaimed book Pynter Bender
  • Live traditional African music by Kalillo Drumming featuring dance performers with dance styles from the traditional to the contemporary
  • Have a free individual or group photographic portrait taken as part of our family- friendly workshops exploring identity and Black history with artists Claudette Chambers and Pauline Bailey.

Free, no need to book, just drop in!



and other Black History Month 2010 events around Walsall


Black Country Roots

16 October – 29 October

Tuesday to Saturday

11am – 5.30pm

Exhibition of art and heritage from the local African and Caribbean community

Opening Night featuring live music on Friday 15 October, 6 – 9pm

Youth Night featuring music by local young people on Thursday 21 October, 6 – 9pm

Contact: Alan Cheeseman

Venue: Chameleon Gallery, 23 -25 Sandwell St, Caldmore, Walsall WS1 3DR

Cost: Free


Author Visit – Bonnie Greer

Wednesday 27 October

4.45pm – 6.30pm

Bonnie Greer will be talking about her new book “Obama Music”.

Poets, Moqapi Selassie and Roy McFarlane, will also be performing. This event is now fully booked.

Venue: Walsall Central Library, Lichfield Street, Walsall, WS1 1TR

Cost: Free


Quiz and Cuisine

Friday 29 October


Black Sisters Collective invite you to join in a Black History Quiz and enjoy a Caribbean meal.

Contact: 01922 616996

Venue: Walsall College, Littleton St, Walsall, WS2 8ES

Cost: £2.50 adults, £1.50 children


Black Heritage – Identity

Friday 29 October


Identity workshops, photographic exhibition, young people’s talent showcase and Caribbean food for sale.

Contact: Angela Carr 07921 940610 or Paul Dennis 07834 499382

Venue: Walsall Town Hall, Leicester St, WS1

Cost: £1 on the door


Also exhibition  

Trade Links – Walsall and The Slave Trade

at The Crossing St. Pauls Restaurant



Image credit:  Claudette Chambers, A Sense of Black Community - Walsall 60's - 70', 2005.