Black History Month events held across the borough

Katherine Johnston (09 October, 2019) Community

Free event held in Peckham this Saturday

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Rye Hill Tenants’ and Residents’ Organisation is holding a free Black History Month celebration in Peckham this Saturday.

The event, an initiative between the TRA, London Senior Social and Springs of Hope, will run from 1-5pm with music, food, dancing, singing and art.

Springs of Hope is a charity that works with children and young people in Southwark. On the day, youngsters will be giving a presentation about black role models throughout history who have made a lasting impact on society, and will also perform a dance with African drumming.

The celebration is one of many events held throughout Southwark during Black History Month.

“Southwark has a proud history of the influence and success of black people, and each October during Black History Month, we celebrate the culture of African, Caribbean and diaspora communities,” said Cllr Rebecca Lury, Southwark’s cabinet member for culture.

“This year’s vibrant and exciting programme of events aimed to inspire, enlighten and reflect on the richness of the borough’s diversity and its past offers something for everyone. 

“The full programme of activities and events can be viewed on the council’s website and includes theatre performance, children’s activities, literature, storytelling, workshops, music and more.”

To see what’s on in your area, visit www.southwark.gov.uk/BHM2019

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