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...

Blythswood Brunch with guest Speaker Michael Bergson
Blythswood Brunch with guest Speaker Michael Bergson
23rd October 2018
Blythswood Square Hotel, Glasgow City Centre
Octobers Business Brunch kicks off at Blythswood Square Hotel in Glasgow with guest Speaker Michael Bergson - Glasgow Hospitality Entrepreneur!
The Story of Social Bite, presented by Josh Littlejohn
The Story of Social Bite, presented by Josh Littlejohn
23rd October 2018
Trades Hall of Glasgow, Glasgow City Centre
Friends of Trades House invites you to an hour with Josh Littlejohn, founder of Social Bite. Join Josh as he explains the story behind the growth of this forward-thinking social enterprise!
Kaite Welsh - The Wages of Sin
Kaite Welsh - The Wages of Sin
23rd October 2018
Royal College Of Physicians and Surgeons Of Glasgow, Glasgow City Centre
Come along and hear author Kaite Welsh discuss her 19th century medical thriller, The Wages of Sin, in the atmospheric setting of Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons' Victorian Library!
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Dance Events you might like...

Ballet Repertoire Dance Workshop - CANCELLED
Ballet Repertoire Dance Workshop - CANCELLED
23rd October 2018
Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow City Centre
Community Dance Glasgow are hosting a series of workshops at Scottish Youth Theatre as part of their Autumn Programme, join them for their Ballet Repertoire Dance Workshop!
Tea Dance
Tea Dance
23rd October 2018
Mount Vernon Community Hall, Glasgow East End
Join David & Elizabeth at Two2dance for their weekly Tea Dance class on Tuesday afternoons at Mount Vernon Community Hall!
Roller Disco
Roller Disco
23rd October 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!
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Exhibitions Events you might like...

Skills Scotland Glasgow
Skills Scotland Glasgow
24th Oct 2018 - 25th Oct 2018
SEC Centre, Glasgow City Centre
Get inspired at Skills Scotland Glasgow at the SEC Glasgow in October, the skills and careers event for 14-19 year olds!
Discover Digital: For Your Health And Wellbeing
Discover Digital: For Your Health And Wellbeing
24th October 2018
Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow South Side
Scotland’s healthcare is going digital, to change the way you live your life for the better, come and discover some of the technologies already available at this day-long exhibition!
The Creative Craft Show / Crafts for Christmas
The Creative Craft Show / Crafts for Christmas
25th Oct 2018 - 28th Oct 2018
SEC Centre, Glasgow City Centre
Two events for the price of one! The Creative Craft Show and Crafts for Christmas at the SEC Glasgow is the ultimate day out for hobbyists and crafters!
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History Events you might like...

Glasgow Cathedral Festival: Sense of Place Tour
Glasgow Cathedral Festival: Sense of Place Tour
23rd October 2018
Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow City Centre
Sacred sites are chosen to enhance ritual activity and raise peoples’ spirits. On a walk with Pat Toms, consider some features of the cathedral, and feel what is special about its layout.
Tours of The Mackintosh House
Tours of The Mackintosh House
23rd October 2018
Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow West End
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.
Special Interest Tours
Special Interest Tours
23rd October 2018
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, Glasgow South Side
Meet the specialist staff at GMRC and learn about their area of the museum collection... come and discover something new!
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Music Events you might like...

Jigs n Reelzy
Jigs n Reelzy
22nd October 2018
Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow City Centre
Enjoy an evening of folk and traditional music and song at Jigs n Reelzy in Nice 'n' Sleazy on Monday 22nd October!
David Byrne: American Utopia Tour
David Byrne: American Utopia Tour
22nd October 2018
The SSE Hydro, Glasgow City Centre
David Byrne will be performing songs from his critically acclaimed album American Utopia when he performs at The SSE Hydro Glasgow on October 22nd!
Glasgow Cathedral Festival: Broen Ensemble
Glasgow Cathedral Festival: Broen Ensemble
22nd October 2018
Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow City Centre
The Broen Ensemble is a recently formed young string ensemble based in Glasgow, catch them as they return to this year's Glasgow Cathedral Festival!
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Talks and Lectures Events you might like...

Blythswood Brunch with guest Speaker Michael Bergson
Blythswood Brunch with guest Speaker Michael Bergson
23rd October 2018
Blythswood Square Hotel, Glasgow City Centre
Octobers Business Brunch kicks off at Blythswood Square Hotel in Glasgow with guest Speaker Michael Bergson - Glasgow Hospitality Entrepreneur!
The Story of Social Bite, presented by Josh Littlejohn
The Story of Social Bite, presented by Josh Littlejohn
23rd October 2018
Trades Hall of Glasgow, Glasgow City Centre
Friends of Trades House invites you to an hour with Josh Littlejohn, founder of Social Bite. Join Josh as he explains the story behind the growth of this forward-thinking social enterprise!
Kaite Welsh - The Wages of Sin
Kaite Welsh - The Wages of Sin
23rd October 2018
Royal College Of Physicians and Surgeons Of Glasgow, Glasgow City Centre
Come along and hear author Kaite Welsh discuss her 19th century medical thriller, The Wages of Sin, in the atmospheric setting of Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons' Victorian Library!
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Theatre Events you might like...

Scottish Opera: Rigoletto
Scottish Opera: Rigoletto
22nd October 2018
Theatre Royal Glasgow, Glasgow City Centre
Award-winning director Matthew Richardson and Olivier Award-winning designer Jon Morrell revive their powerful production of Verdi’s masterpiece, Rigoletto!
Ballet Repertoire Dance Workshop - CANCELLED
Ballet Repertoire Dance Workshop - CANCELLED
23rd October 2018
Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow City Centre
Community Dance Glasgow are hosting a series of workshops at Scottish Youth Theatre as part of their Autumn Programme, join them for their Ballet Repertoire Dance Workshop!
A Disappearing Act
A Disappearing Act
23rd Oct 2018 - 24th Oct 2018
Platform Glasgow, Glasgow East End
From the creators of acclaimed hit Crazy Glue, comes an interactive, magic-filled comedy! Catch A Disappearing Act at Platform Glasgow on October 23rd & 24th!
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Workshops Events you might like...

Workshop: An Introduction to Creative Drawing
Workshop: An Introduction to Creative Drawing
22nd October 2018
Dandelion Cafe, Glasgow South Side
Join Glasgow-based illustrator Fiona Purves for a fun and relaxed workshop, especially for beginners, in Creative Drawing!
Photography Workshops: Take Better Photos of your Children & Pets
Photography Workshops: Take Better Photos of your Children & Pets
22nd October 2018
Braw Wee Emporium, Glasgow East End
Do you wish you could take better photos of your children and pets? Join professional photographer Rhiannon Eale and learn how to master your camera to capture the perfect photo!
Hypnotherapy Weight Loss Workshop
Hypnotherapy Weight Loss Workshop
23rd October 2018
Shawlands Academy, Glasgow South Side
Are you sick of the cycle of losing and regaining weight? Come along and try something different at Milkdrop Hypnosis' Hypnotherapy Weight Loss Workshop.
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