Birmingham looks ahead to Black History Month

Published: Friday, 31st July 2020

A call is going out for submissions to be included in Birmingham’s celebration of Black History Month, which will be officially launched in September.

Birmingham City Council has commissioned Blackstory Partnership to deliver the annual programme of activities, exhibitions and events across the city for the next three years until 2022.

Organisations and individuals planning any activities, exhibitions or events for Black History Month in October, are being urged to submit details for this year’s programme by Monday 10 August.

Due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19, this year’s launch event on 26 September will be digital but it will still feature inspiring speakers and creative performances, with many drawing on their and the wider community’s experience of the pandemic.

Birmingham’s Black heritage and its citizens’ own stories will also raise awareness of the challenges and the perceptions that have restricted their access to opportunities, progress and participation in our society.

Details of events, activities and exhibitions planned for Black History Month, can be submitted by completing the form on Birmingham Black History Month website – by Monday 10 August.

The official Birmingham Black History Month 2020 Brochure will be available on the website from 25 September.

Details of the digital launch event will be announced in due course.


Notes to Editors

Updated content: This release has been amended to reflect the correct date for the digital launch of Black History Month, which will take place on 26 September 2020.  

Blackstory Partnership is a collective of like-minded individuals each with an extensive portfolio of community led activity / project delivery.  BSP main aim is to raise awareness of understanding the importance of Black History and Culture through advocating  education, participation, engagement, and collaboration with  other organisations.

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