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Black History Month kicks off

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21 September 2017

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Brace yourself, Enfield is preparing for a borough wide party to celebrate Black History Month in October and everyone is invited.

  • A packed programme celebrates the month during October
  • Local star Janet Kay returns to celebrate Lovers Rock at the Millfield
  • The month celebrates the enormous contribution from the black community

Brace yourself, Enfield is preparing for a borough wide party to celebrate Black History Month in October and everyone is invited.
 
There will be a packed programme of events at the borough’s libraries, the Millfield Theatre and Dugdale Centre to celebrate the contribution black people have made to the borough and the wider United Kingdom throughout the years.

Opening the programme of events is a special evening of entertainment on 9 October at 6.30pm, at the Dugdale Centre, including talks, art and South African food and wine. Attended by dignitaries from the South African High Commission, this year is the 100th birthday of Oliver Tambo; South African anti-apartheid politician who served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1967 to 1991. Mr Jabu Sibeko (Chairman of the ANC UK) will give a tribute and talk marking the occasion.
 
There will also be events including plays, workshops and lectures, live music, dance, comedy, drama and sessions for kids; as well as the return of local songstress Janet Kay bringing Lovers Rock back to thrilled audiences across the borough.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Community, Arts & Culture, Cllr Yasemin Brett, said: “Black History Month is an opportunity for is to celebrate the enormous contribution the black community has made to the United Kingdom and Enfield over the years.
 
“Black History Month helps build strong communities and recognises the achievements black people have made throughout history and gives us a chance to celebrate the thinking, innovation and creativity that has enriched our culture and brought us together as a nation. 
 
“We’ve got a brilliant programme of events planned throughout October which will offer something for everyone, so I’d urge residents to get out and about and explore some of the great events we’re hosting.”
 
To find out more about the events for October go to: The Millfield or The Dugdale