Black History Month 2018 is here!

Black History Month 2018 is here!
What BHM events are you planning?

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

In Southwark, Black History Month has been recognised for over 20 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.

What's happening?

You can view the 2018 Black History Month event brochure here to find out what activities are going on in the borough.

Grants for Black History month events

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 they also offer larger grants of up to £2,000.

If you have plans for an event in October 2018, download the documents here to help you complete your funding application.

What events and activities are you planning?

Please send us information about any events, workshops and activities that you as a group or organisation is planning thorugh the month and we will list them here and tweet them out to the community. Email: or tweet: @cosouthwark

Oct BHM events:

13 Oct - Southwark LGBT Network is hosting 'Strong In Southwark' to explore the experiences of the Black LGBTQ Community arriving in Southwark on The Empire Windrush, how culture and faith/beliefs shaped their experiences and how this impacts today - Take a look

15 Oct - 'Under Your Nose': is a documentary about the Black Lesbian and Gay Centre that was based in Bermondsey - Take a look