Black History Month

A full programme of events is being held across Glasgow during October to celebrate Black History Month.

Black History Month

About Black History Month

We owe the concept of Black History Month to the son of former slaves, Dr. Carter G Woodson, an African American scholar, who noted that American history books largely ignored the Black American Population.

The situation in Scotland is similar. To counter Scotland's 'hidden history', CRER has co-ordinated Black History Month during October since 2001, and has encompassed the history of African, Caribbean and Asian people in this country; people who often have a direct link with Scotland through slavery, colonialism and migration. Black History Month focuses on people whose sacrifices, contributions and achievements against a backdrop of racism, inequality and injustice are often forgotten about and who are absent from our history books and education system.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Black History Month are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Talks and Lectures Events you might like...

Children’s University Activities at Tollcross Visitor Centre
Children’s University Activities at Tollcross Visitor Centre
22nd July 2018
Tollcross Childrens Farm and Visitor Centre, Glasgow East End
There's lots of fantastic and free fun to be had for all the family at Tollcross Park with the Glasgow Countryside Rangers this Summer!
Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening
Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening
22nd July 2018
Mercure Glasgow City Hotel, Glasgow City Centre
A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening is taking place in Glasgow.
Object in Focus
Object in Focus
24th July 2018
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow West End
Each week join one of Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum's Curators as they look at one of the artefacts or paintings in more detail!

Dance Events you might like...

Mini Manouevres at Holmwood House
Mini Manouevres at Holmwood House
22nd July 2018
Holmwood House, Glasgow South Side
Mini Manouevres is a dance party for club kids and parents, showcasing some of the best DJs - local and international, and it's coming to Holmwood House this Summer!
Roller Disco
Roller Disco
22nd July 2018
RollerStop Roller Rink, Glasgow South Side
Grab the kids, get your skates on and enjoy a family friendly disco at the Rollerstop Roller Rink!
Free Lindy Hop Taster Class!
Free Lindy Hop Taster Class!
23rd July 2018
Sloans Bar & Restaurant, Glasgow City Centre
Swing (out) into summer with a free lindy hop taster class from Glasgow Lindyhoppers at Sloans Bar & Restaurant on Monday 23rd July!

Exhibitions Events you might like...

Looking For Signs: Ideas And Imagined Circumstances - A Solo Exhibition by Jimmy Cosgrove
Looking For Signs: Ideas And Imagined Circumstances - A Solo Exhibition by Jimmy Cosgrove
28th Jul 2018 - 16th Sep 2018
House for an Art Lover, Glasgow South Side
Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Lover is pleased to present Looking for Signs: ideas and imagined circumstances an exhibition by Scottish artist and designer Jimmy Cosgrove!
Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Sundays
Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Sundays
29th July 2018
Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust, Glasgow East End
The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust opens its Bridgeton Bus Garage to the public once a month on Sundays between May and September!
Glasgow Mini Maker Faire
Glasgow Mini Maker Faire
29th July 2018
The Tall Ship at Riverside, Glasgow West End
The Glasgow Mini Maker Faire is the greatest show (& tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness!

History Events you might like...

War & Peas Open Day
War & Peas Open Day
22nd July 2018
War & Peas, Glasgow South Side
War & Peas is recreating a wartime allotment in Pollok Park, exploring the importance of healthy eating and outdoor activity - 100 years ago and today, come along for the Open Day on July 22nd!
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC
Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC
22nd July 2018
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, Glasgow South Side
Glasgow Musuems Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!
In the Footsteps of Prince Charlie
In the Footsteps of Prince Charlie
22nd July 2018
Glasgow City Centre
Follow in the footsteps of Prince Charlie from Argyle Street to Glasgow Green on a guided tour with Glasgow Historic Walks!

Music Events you might like...

Mini Manouevres at Holmwood House
Mini Manouevres at Holmwood House
22nd July 2018
Holmwood House, Glasgow South Side
Mini Manouevres is a dance party for club kids and parents, showcasing some of the best DJs - local and international, and it's coming to Holmwood House this Summer!
Sleazy’s Record Fair
Sleazy’s Record Fair
22nd July 2018
Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow City Centre
This Sunday Nice N Sleazy will host a record fair with Roky Records, The Vinyl Museum and Blackbyrd Vinyl selling an eclectic range of quality second-hand vinyl and CDs!
Roller Disco
Roller Disco
22nd July 2018
RollerStop Roller Rink, Glasgow South Side
Grab the kids, get your skates on and enjoy a family friendly disco at the Rollerstop Roller Rink!

Talks and Lectures Events you might like...

Children’s University Activities at Tollcross Visitor Centre
Children’s University Activities at Tollcross Visitor Centre
22nd July 2018
Tollcross Childrens Farm and Visitor Centre, Glasgow East End
There's lots of fantastic and free fun to be had for all the family at Tollcross Park with the Glasgow Countryside Rangers this Summer!
Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening
Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening
22nd July 2018
Mercure Glasgow City Hotel, Glasgow City Centre
A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening is taking place in Glasgow.
Object in Focus
Object in Focus
24th July 2018
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow West End
Each week join one of Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum's Curators as they look at one of the artefacts or paintings in more detail!

Theatre Events you might like...

Alice In Wonderland Live Show
Alice In Wonderland Live Show
22nd July 2018
C7 Church Glasgow, Glasgow City Centre
Follow the white rabbit and take a trip to wonderland this Summer as C7 bring you a live performance of the classic tale, Alice In Wonderland!
VENT.
VENT.
23rd Jul 2018 - 24th Jul 2018
Tron Theatre, Glasgow City Centre
The Scottish Youth Theatre National Ensemble 2018 presents VENT. at the Tron Theatre on the 23rd & 24th July!
Nebula
Nebula
25th Jul 2018 - 28th Jul 2018
Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow City Centre
Devising Theatre Company's Nebula at Scottish Youth Theatre is a must for anyone who loved the comedy in films like Airplane!, Galaxy Quest or the cartoon Futurama!

Workshops Events you might like...

Kids Scrapbooking Workshop
Kids Scrapbooking Workshop
22nd July 2018
Cottiers, Glasgow West End
Crafts with Louisa will be at Cottiers on Sunday 22nd July with a fantastic scrapbooking workshop especially for 6 to 12 year olds!
Drawing Outside - Kelvingrove Museum
Drawing Outside - Kelvingrove Museum
22nd July 2018
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow West End
Join Drawing and Painting Studio at Kelvingrove Museum for some relaxed, Summer sketching of the building itself and the surrounding trees and landscape!
Reiki Training Courses
Reiki Training Courses
22nd July 2018
The Whiteinch Centre, Glasgow West End
Reiki is a system of energy healing, used both for self-healing, and for treating others, join New Earth Therapies & Training at the Whiteinch Centre and learn how to become a Reiki Healer.

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Glasgow Kite Festival
Come along to Bellahouston Park on Sunday 22nd July and watch as the skies are filled with kites at the Glasgow Kite Festival!
Kelvingrove Bandstand Family Festival
Glasgow Life will throw open the doors of the beautiful Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre for a fantastic three week FREE programme of children and family events over the Summer!
Brick Wonders
Historic Environment Scotland presents Brick Wonders at Glasgow Cathedral featuring recreations in LEGO® bricks of amazing sights from around the world, curated by artist Warren Elsmore!
Summer Nights at the Bandstand
The Summer Nights at the Bandstand festival returns to Kelvingrove Park in July and August and includes performances from Van Morrison, Bryan Ferry, Pretenders and Jimmy Cliff!
BRICKLIVE
BRICKLIVE – the UK’s biggest LEGO® fan event – will be returning to the SEC this summer with its biggest and best show to date!

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