Black History Month events

Thursday, 28th October

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THURSDAY OCTOBER 28
• How We Love. Drama about Regi and Babs, gay friends in London who plan to enter into a marriage of convenience as discrimination against homosexuality mounts back home in Nigeria. 7-8.45pm. Theatre Peckham, 221 Havil Street, SE5 7SD. Tickets, £15, £12 concs, £10 “Peckham Local”. More info, call box office on 020 7708 5401

SATURDAY OCTOBER 30
• Coming Together, Growing Together. In response to Nicola Abram’s groundbreaking book, Black British Women’s Theatre – Intersectionality, Archives, Aesthetics, an evening of film, conversation and theatre around the work of the all-female Munirah Theatre Company.
7-9pm. Clapham Library, 91 Clapham High Street, SW4 7DB. Organised by Lambeth Libraries. Free but book via www.eventbrite.co.uk

SUNDAY OCTOBER 31
• British Empire Tour. A 2km walk around Westminster, once the beating heart of empire, starting in Parliament Square. Meet at Churchill’s statue. Organised by Manasi of History Speak. 11am-1pm. £12, children free. Book via www.eventbrite.co.uk

UNTIL OCTOBER 29
• Honour Remember Inspire. The Zari Gallery celebrates the work of selected British and international black artists. 10am-5pm. 73 Newman Street, W1T 3EJ. Free, no booking required. For more info call 020 7580 7759

UNTIL OCTOBER 30
• Some of Us Are Brave. Caroline Chinakwe of Camden Black Creatives is among those featured in this exhibition celebrating often overlooked black women artists. Stratford Library, The Grove, E15 1EL. Call 0202 373 0826 for opening hours. Free but book via www.eventbrite.co.uk

UNTIL NOVEMBER 5
• We Were Here. Organised as part of Camden Black History Season, this exhibition celebrates the lives of history-making black individuals over the centuries. Swiss Cottage Library, 88 Avenue Road, NW3 3HA. For library opening times, call 020 7974 4001

UNTIL SATURDAY NOVEMBER 6
• A Place for We. A bittersweet comedy by Archie Maddocks, directed by Michael Buffong. In Brixton, Trinidadian funeral director Clarence and fifth generation pub owner George are trying to resist change. Do they adapt to survive or stay true to their roots? parktheatre.co.uk

• Sold. A true story by Amantha Edmea told through theatre, song, live drumming and dance, inspired by the storytelling traditions of the West African griot. Born into slavery in the British colony of Bermuda, Mary Prince went on to become a champion of freedom. Mary’s book about the harsh realities of enslavement, what it meant to be separated from family, to be bought and sold, had an electrifying effect on the abolitionist movement, helping to free many Africans in bondage. From Oct 18-Nov 6. In Park90.

UNTIL SATURDAY NOVEMBER 13
• White Noise by Suzan-Lori Parks, explores the fallout after 30-something Leo is assaulted by the police in a racially motivated incident. bridgetheatre.co.uk/

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