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
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
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
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.