A series of exciting events are being held in Stockton in celebration of Black History Month.
Stockton Council is working in partnership with Cultures Community Interest Company (CIC) and ARC to host a range of events in October celebrating the contributions and achievements of Black, African and Caribbean communities.
From Monday 13 October, Stockton Central Library will be running a programme of activities and exhibitions to commemorate the contributions of black communities to the First World War:
- Monday 13 to Saturday 18 October
Enjoy this film and picture exhibition about contributions of Africans and others to the First World War
- Wednesday 15 October
10am to 12pm Visitors will have the opportunity to learn to play the traditional African game, Oware
1pm to 3pm An afternoon of storytelling, drumming and poetry by Hilaire Agnama
- Thursday 16 October
1pm to 2pm Osun Arts Foundation present their African-themed show using traditional forms of African dance, acrobatics and costumes
The exhibition is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and has been coordinated by young people across the Tees Valley.
Stockton High Street will be also brought to life with traditional African performances on Thursday 16 October. ‘A Taste of Africa’ will take place on Stockton High Street from 12pm to 2pm and will continue at ARC on Dovecot Street from 6pm to 9pm, where there will be an evening of traditional performances, a fashion show, food, poetry and dance.
All events are free of charge. For more information please contact Tracey at Cultures CIC on 01642 605838.