Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual event, held every October in the UK, which aims to promote the knowledge of black history, as well as heighten awareness of prominent black people’s achievements.

This year, Black History Month in Sheffield will be focussed on commemorating the 200 years since the abolition of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Within Sheffield, events will be co-ordinated by the Sankofa Project, funded by the Arts Council and Sheffield Futures.

This year’s programme will focus around Africa, the Caribbean, expressive arts and Caribbean food. A variety of events will take place in accordance with these elements.


An exhibition of one man's life – from enslavement to author. To commemorate the bicentenary of the abolition of slavery, and for Black History Month 2007.

Black History Month launch night

The official opening of Black History Month, with the Lord Mayor and community leaders in attendence.

BME businesses

A week of black and minority ethnic (BME) businesses selling their products on Fargate and outside the Town Hall.

Black History celebration

A Black History Celebration is being held at the Northern College on Saturday 13th October 2007. The free event will include speeches, workshops and attractions for the whole family and a full gospel concert.

Celebration of the Abolition of slavery

Second Step Caribbean Women’s Group Agewell has been in existence since 1983. We are well known for the many activities and events we have held over the years.

Reggae poetry from Linton Kwesi Johnson

A performance of reggae poetry from the world's first reggae poet, Linton Kwesi Johnson, bringing together his best work from the past thirty years.

The Laurie Cunningham Project

The launch of an exhibition and oral history project involving the collation of people's memories and an opportunity for young people to get involved.

Recital Evening

An evening of young people's talent being exhibited at Ponds Forge Sports Hall.

Caribbean Sports Club family fun day

A family day, held at Ponds Forge Sports Centre on 27th October, where participants can try out a variety of different sports.

Screening of Babylon

The screening of the film Babylon, released in 1980. The plot involves one man's reaction of violence against racism, and his gradual rejection of society as a whole.

Screening of Rockers

A public screening of Rockers, a film deeply entwined with reggae culture showing the movement at its peak.

Siyaya Arts

Siyaya is a Zimbabwean music, dance and theatre group, who will be performing their newest show, OnkeOse, on 30th October.

Full Length & Fabulous

A black tie dinner & dance event to be held on 3rd November, including live jazz and a three course meal.

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