Black History Month

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

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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 & Lectures Events you might like...

Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy ‘Stories and Songs’ Show Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy ‘Stories and Songs’ Show
17 Dec 2017
Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes brings his Working Class Boy ‘Stories and Songs’ Show to Cottiers!
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
17 Dec 2017
A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening is taking place in Glasgow.
Kidding On Kidding On
18 Dec 2017
Hold on to your hats everybody because The Village's young people's storytelling group is back!
Kidding On Kidding On
25 Dec 2017
Hold on to your hats everybody because The Village's young people's storytelling group is back!
Tours of The Mackintosh House Tours of The Mackintosh House
02 Jan 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House Tours of The Mackintosh House
03 Jan 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.

Dance Events you might like...

Santa’s Piping Hot Party Santa’s Piping Hot Party
17 Dec 2017
Enjoy an afternoon of festive baby disco at The National Piping Centre on Sunday 3rd or Sunday 17th December!
Baby Rave! BFLF Glasgow West Baby Rave! BFLF Glasgow West
17 Dec 2017
Absolute legend DJ Yogi Haughton will be playing a huge set of club classics at the Big Fish Little Fish Baby Rave at Cottiers!
Kelvin Hall Tea Dance Kelvin Hall Tea Dance
19 Dec 2017
With a host of dances and some great music to enjoy, Kelvin Hall Tea Dances are a great way to spend an afternoon!
Christmas Ceilidh Christmas Ceilidh
21 Dec 2017
Come along and enjoy a good old traditional knees up here at The National Piping Centre with our ceilidh band Kilter and dance into the small hours.
Black Friday Xmas Ceilidh Black Friday Xmas Ceilidh
22 Dec 2017
Avoid the Christmas Day hangover and dance the night away at Cottiers on Christmas Eve’s Eve’s Eve!
Kelvin Hall Tea Dance Kelvin Hall Tea Dance
26 Dec 2017
With a host of dances and some great music to enjoy, Kelvin Hall Tea Dances are a great way to spend an afternoon!

Exhibitions Events you might like...

Steven Campbell: Love Steven Campbell: Love
20 Jan 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
Love, at Tramway, is an exhibition of twelve large scale multi-media collages made between 1988 and 1991 by Steven Campbell, one of Glasgow’s most celebrated artists.
The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show
08 Feb 2018 - 11 Feb 2018
The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show returns to the Scottish Event Campus for 2018 from the 8th - 11th February!
Margaret Salmon Margaret Salmon
16 Feb 2018 - 18 Mar 2018
To coincide with Glasgow Film Festival 2018, Tramway’s main gallery will host a survey of works by acclaimed Glasgow-based artist and filmmaker Margaret Salmon.
Strathbungo Window Wanderland Strathbungo Window Wanderland
24 Feb 2018
Strathbungo Window Wanderland on February 24th will transform Strathbungo into an outdoor gallery for all to enjoy!
The 50+ Show The 50+ Show
02 Mar 2018 - 03 Mar 2018
The 50+ Show, Scotland's biggest exhibition for the active over-50s returns to the Scottish Event Campus on March 2nd and 3rd!
Allergy and Free From Show Scotland 2018 Allergy and Free From Show Scotland 2018
03 Mar 2018 - 04 Mar 2018
The Allergy & Free From Show Scotland at the Scottish Event Campus is Europe’s greatest ‘free from’ family day out!

History Events you might like...

Historic Tours of Glasgow University Historic Tours of Glasgow University
16 Dec 2017
Join a Historic Tour of Glasgow University the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world!
Know Your Enemy: Truces & Fraternisation in WW1 Know Your Enemy: Truces & Fraternisation in WW1
17 Dec 2017
What was Christmas like for men forced to spend it in trenches, for their families at home and for German prisoners of war in Scotland? Come and find out at Digging In!
Historic Tours of Glasgow University Historic Tours of Glasgow University
17 Dec 2017
Join a Historic Tour of Glasgow University the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world!
Historic Tours of Glasgow University Historic Tours of Glasgow University
19 Dec 2017
Join a Historic Tour of Glasgow University the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world!
Mackintosh Queen’s Cross Free Entry Wednesdays Mackintosh Queen’s Cross Free Entry Wednesdays
20 Dec 2017
Mackintosh Queen's Cross is one of Glasgow's hidden architectural gems, explore the church for free every Wednesday!
Historic Tours of Glasgow University Historic Tours of Glasgow University
20 Dec 2017
Join a Historic Tour of Glasgow University the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world!

Music Events you might like...

Mojo Workin’ with Burnt Toast, Black Coffee! Mojo Workin’ with Burnt Toast, Black Coffee!
16 Dec 2017
Join Mojo Workin’ downstairs in the Dancehall at The Rum Shack for an evening of soul, Motown and sixties styled R&B!
Merchant Voices Christmas Concert Merchant Voices Christmas Concert
16 Dec 2017
Enjoy a wonderful evening of music and song performed by the wonderful community choir Merchant Voices at St Mary's Cathedral!
The Prog Before Xmas The Prog Before Xmas
16 Dec 2017
Abel Ganz is delighted to once again stage their ‘Prog Before Christmas’ event on December 16th at Drygate!
DJ Cassi @ The Savoy DJ Cassi @ The Savoy
16 Dec 2017
Don't miss CASSI from Team GBX on the Savoy decks on Saturday 16th December! It's guaranteed to be a sell out!
Live Music - Aaron King Live Music - Aaron King
16 Dec 2017
Enjoy an evening of live music at Pie & Brew courtesy of Edinburgh singer & songwriter Aaron King!
Tinseltown Tinseltown
16 Dec 2017
Join Owen and Olly, and the glittering talent of the RSNO for a trip to the movies Children's Classic Concerts style!

Talks & Lectures Events you might like...

Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy ‘Stories and Songs’ Show Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy ‘Stories and Songs’ Show
17 Dec 2017
Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes brings his Working Class Boy ‘Stories and Songs’ Show to Cottiers!
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
17 Dec 2017
A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening is taking place in Glasgow.
Kidding On Kidding On
18 Dec 2017
Hold on to your hats everybody because The Village's young people's storytelling group is back!
Kidding On Kidding On
25 Dec 2017
Hold on to your hats everybody because The Village's young people's storytelling group is back!
Tours of The Mackintosh House Tours of The Mackintosh House
02 Jan 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House Tours of The Mackintosh House
03 Jan 2018
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.

Theatre Events you might like...

Sno-on-the-Go! Special Christmas Panto Sno-on-the-Go! Special Christmas Panto
16 Dec 2017
Sno-on-the-Go! is a unique indoor AND outdoor panto experience for all the family at The Glasgow Quay!
Fizzgig Theatre Company presents ‘Hansel and Gretel’ Fizzgig Theatre Company presents ‘Hansel and Gretel’
16 Dec 2017
Southside based Theatre Company, Fizzgig, are bringing West End's favourite Pantomime to Pollok House, Hansel & Gretel
Treasure Island - A Special Christmas Panto Treasure Island - A Special Christmas Panto
16 Dec 2017
Treasure Island is a unique indoor AND outdoor panto experience for all the family at The Glasgow Quay!
Santa’s Back Santa’s Back
16 Dec 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
Ever wonder what Santa looks like on his summer holidays? All will be revealed at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!
Jack and the Beanstalk Jack and the Beanstalk
16 Dec 2017 - 07 Jan 2018
Fe-fi-fo-fum, a giant of a panto your way comes! This year's panto at the SEC Armadillo is Jack and the Beanstalk!
Panto-Opticon - Puss In Boots Panto-Opticon - Puss In Boots
16 Dec 2017
Join The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall this Christmas for their family panto, Puss In Boots!

Workshops Events you might like...

Charity Baby and Child First Aid Class for Scottish Autism Charity Baby and Child First Aid Class for Scottish Autism
16 Dec 2017
Helping Hands First Aid are holding a Charity Baby and Child First Aid Class in aid of Scottish Autism in Bishopbriggs on December 16th!
Christmas Moss Graffiti Sign Workshop Christmas Moss Graffiti Sign Workshop
16 Dec 2017
Looking for an Instagram worthy Christmas decoration that no one else will have? Join Little Botanica for this event!
The Great Christmas Puppet Making Workshop The Great Christmas Puppet Making Workshop
16 Dec 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
Come to the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre for a festive puppet making workshop that never fails to delight!
Advanced German Language Training (C1/C2) Advanced German Language Training (C1/C2)
16 Dec 2017
Join The Language Hub for one of their regular 3 hour Advanced German Language Training courses!
Festive Fun ARTScool! Festive Fun ARTScool!
16 Dec 2017
Join House for an Art Lover in December for some festive fun at their Saturday ARTScool workshops!
Wreath Making Workshop Wreath Making Workshop
16 Dec 2017
Create your own unique botanical inspired wreath to take home and enjoy over the festive season with Little Botanica!

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