Black History Month: what’s on in Manchester

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Greater Manchester’s Black History Month is this October. Featuring theatre, film, poetry, and much more, it’s a time to celebrate the achievements of Manchester’s black community. As a partner organisation, the University is involved in many of the events – check out just some of them below:

29 September | Black History Month Greater Manchester 2018: Launch

An evening of entertainment representing Greater Manchester’s diverse Black communities’ history and culture, including poetry and music. Plus special guest performer Linton Kwesi Johnson. Find out more


1 October | ‘She Wrote Her Own Eulogy’: Shirley May book launch

The launch of Shirley May’s first book of poetry, ‘She Wrote Her Own Eulogy’, published by Wrecking Ball Press. Shirley will be sharing some of the poems from her book and discussing it with the audience. Find out more


2 October | How Our Schools Fail Black Children… and what we can do about it: Discussion

Join us and the Unison Black Members Committee for a discussion of the past, present and future of the education of black and Asian children in the UK. Find out more


3 October | Brilliant and BAME: Celebrating Black History Month

Join staff and student speakers for the University Showcase, as well as local-born poet and writer SuAndi, to celebrate how people of BAME backgrounds have contributed to the Greater Manchester Community. Check out the Facebook event or find out more

22 October | Generation Revolution: Film screening

Generation Revolution is a feature-length documentary film that tells the powerful story of London’s new generation of black and brown activists who are set on changing the social and political landscape in the capital and beyond.Join us for a free screening and discussion. Find out more


25 October | Ghana and its Contemporary Global Relations: Public lecture

In this public lecture Professor Adams Bodomo, Head of African Studies at the University of Vienna, discusses Ghana’s contemporary position in global politics and international relations. Find out more

Take a look at the GMBHM website for the full calendar of events.

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