Black Historical past Month_ Celebrating extraordinary achievements of Black ladies

October is Black Historical past Month within the UK.

To mark this event, we’ll be flying the Black Historical past Month flag from Brighton & Hove city halls all through the month.

This yr’s Black Historical past Month is devoted to honouring Black ladies with the theme ‘Saluting our Sisters’.

All through the month and past, Brighton & Hove Libraries shall be recognising and celebrating Black ladies with a wealthy programme of occasions and actions for all ages.

We are able to sit up for vibrant exhibitions, talks and workshops by inspiring Black artists, authors and entrepreneurs.

All occasions are free, with the choice of constructing small donation.

Studying for Black Historical past Month

Our libraries have specifically curated inventory all through Black Historical past Month.

Pop into your native library to have a look and borrow a e-book.

You may as well browse the web Brighton & Hove library catalogue to see our rigorously chosen assortment to borrow, or obtain an eBook or eAudiobook from BorrowBox.

A month of thought-provoking occasions

Councillor Leslie Pumm, chair of the Equalities, Group Security & Human Rights Committee, mentioned: “All through historical past, Black ladies have made immeasurable contributions to our society, whether or not as champions of civil rights, pioneers in science, arts or literature or backbones of households and whole communities.

“But their voices, abilities and energy have been unfairly suppressed, silenced and sidelined.

“It’s about time that we shine the sunshine on their achievements and have fun their excellence.

“I wish to thank our libraries for organising a month of thought-provoking occasions and actions devoted to appreciating our Black communities, recognising their struggles and voicing our solidarity.

“It’s great that everybody will be capable to not solely study inspiring Black ladies who formed our historical past, however meet, study and study from Black ladies who’re shaping our future.”

Participate in Black Historical past Month with our libraries

Saturday 7 October

Writing Our Legacy Covert Literary Journal: The Pure Heritage of the South studying occasion

12 midday to 1pm, Jubilee Library group house

Discover out extra about Writing Our Legacy’s Covert Magazines and listen to readings from contributors. Study concerning the initiatives ‘Shifting the Gaze’ and ‘Altering Chalk’, which intention to revive misplaced landscapes and habitats, deliver historical past to life and provide new experiences outside. Refreshments offered.

You possibly can e-book your ticket by way of WOL Eventbrite.

Sunday 8 October

Inventive Writing Workshop with Writing Our Legacy

12 midday to 2pm, Jubilee Library convention room

Immerse your self in thought-provoking tales and poems that concentrate on connections with the South Downs. Led by queer author, journalist and activist Jasmine Qureshi of Writing Our Legacy, this workshop will discover panorama, heritage and the facility of literature in selling sustainability.

You possibly can e-book your ticket by way of WOL Eventbrite.

Saturday 14 October

Toussaint Louverture Graphic Novel Launch: The Story of the Solely Profitable Slave Revolt in Historical past.

Nic Watts & Sakina Karimjee in dialog with Carolynn Bain of Afrori Books

11am to 12 midday, Jubilee Library group house

Maybe the best victory of the oppressed over their oppressors in all historical past. Written as a play then misplaced for nearly 70 years.

Be a part of us to seek out out extra about this extraordinary drama of the Haitian Revolution and its unimaginable chief Toussaint Louverture that has been reimagined by artists Nic Watts and Sakina Karimjee.

Paintings from the graphic novel shall be on show from Tuesday 10 – Sunday 15 October.

E book your ticket by way of Brighton & Hove Libraries Eventbrite.

Some drop in areas shall be out there on the day.

Sunday 15 October

Movie screening

2pm, Jubilee Library convention room

Be a part of us for a day of motion and drama with this superhero movie based mostly on the Marvel Comics. Certificates 12A.

No must e-book, simply drop in.

Sunday 22 October

Our Heavy Heads. Studying and Q&A occasion with Nisha Whittingham and the Socially Engaged Artwork Salon.

12 midday to 12.30pm, Jubilee Library lobby gallery

Be a part of Nisha Whittingham and the Socially Engaged Artwork Salon for a celebration of the Our Heavy Heads e-book and exhibition. You possibly can view the exhibition within the Jubilee Library lobby gallery from Monday 16 to Sunday 22 October.

No must e-book, simply drop in.

Wednesday 25 October

Household actions with Afrori Books

10.30am to 12 midday, Jubilee Library youngsters’s space

Make a Kenyan themed necklace and hearken to tales from Africa and Caribbean authors. This occasion is in partnership with Afrori Books. Appropriate for youngsters as much as 11 years and their grown-ups.

No must e-book, simply drop in.

Tuesday 31 October

Saluting our Sisters: Celebrating Black and racially minoritised feminine entrepreneurs

2pm to 4pm, Jubilee Library, BIPC

Hear from a panel of inspiring native feminine entrepreneurs who will share their private enterprise journeys, spotlight their achievements in addition to the realities of buildinga enterprise as a Black or racially minoritised lady. We hope this occasion will applaud particular person successes and encourage future generations. There shall be alternatives to community and luxuriate in refreshments. A BIPC Sussex occasion in partnership with NatWest.

E book your ticket by way of BIPC Eventbrite.

Saturday 4 November

Windward Household – An atlas of affection, loss and belonging. Creator Alexis Keir discusses his e-book with Carolynn Bain

2pm to 3pm, Jubilee Library group house

From the Caribbean Island of Saint Vincent to Nice Britain, and from the nineteenth century to the current, Windward Household takes us contained in the beating coronary heart of a Black British household, displaying us how we develop into who we’re, and the way the seek for ourselves at all times leads us to the identical place – house. Refreshments offered.

E book your ticket by way of Brighton & Hove Libraries Eventbrite.

Some drop in areas shall be out there on the day.

Exhibitions & ongoing occasions


Native libraries, 10.15am

Libraries share tales that promote equality and have fun range at their Storytime classes for pre-school youngsters and their households. Drop in to one in all our common classes throughout the town. Discover your nearest ‘storytime’ occasion on our what’s on listings.

Saluting our Sisters show

Sunday 1 October to Tuesday 31 October

Jubilee Library fundamental corridor

Celebrating and honouring Black British ladies all through historical past. Our Saluting our Sisters show highlights the essential position that black ladies have performed in shaping historical past, inspiring change and constructing communities.

Sisters, Resisters exhibition curated by Umit Ozturk of EuroMernet

Life and Legacy of Black Girls Activists within the UK

Monday 2 October to Monday 9 October

Jubilee Library group house

This exhibition consists of the portraits and brief biographies of Black ladies activists within the UK with various inventive {and professional} backgrounds. That includes main figures in campaigns of resistance in opposition to racism, discrimination, inequalities and social injustice.

EuroMernet Movie Membership

All through October, EuroMernet Movie Membership shall be screening drama and documentaries on-line concerning the life and legacy of among the ladies who’re included of their exhibition. You will discover out extra info on the screening on their web site.

Unapologetically Unhidden

Monday 2 October to Sunday 15 October

Jubilee Library lobby gallery

A sequence of images from The Black Queens assortment by KNOXY (Yasmin Knox). Vibrant, daring and unapologetic, this assortment celebrates and embodies the radiance, regality and great thing about the Black lady. Exhibition in partnership with urbanflo.

That is New Brighton exhibition curated by urbanflo with pictures by Vian Roos & Jade Hylton

Monday 9 October to Sunday 29 October

Jubilee Library window gallery

An exhibition sequence curated by urbanflo exploring the existence and affect of colonial references ‘hidden in plain sight’ within the constructed surroundings throughout neighbourhoods. This version centres on Brighton/South Africa connections.

Our Heavy Heads exhibition by Nisha Whittingham in partnership with the Socially Engaged Artwork Salon

Monday 16 October to Sunday 22 October

Jubilee Library lobby gallery

An exploration of emotion and human expertise via poetry and work.

The exhibition is supported by a Q&A occasion on 22 October talked about above.

Celebrations within the metropolis

To study extra concerning the occasions going down in our metropolis in honour of Black Historical past Month, go to Black Historical past Month’s listings webpage.

Lend your help to our libraries

We wish to guarantee that everybody can profit from the library service.

When you love our libraries and want to lend your help, think about donating on-line to our Legacy Fund or making a money donation in any library.

Brighton & Hove Libraries Legacy Fund, managed by Sussex Group Basis, helps our occasions and actions throughout the town.

October is an thrilling month in our libraries, discover out what’s on close to you on our libraries occasions web page.