Black History Month

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

When, Where & How Much...

Date(s): 28 September 2017 to 27 October 2017
Time(s): See website for details
Where: Various Locations Glasgow
Price: Various

Contact Information

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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...

Royal Scottish Geographical Society Inspiring People Talks Royal Scottish Geographical Society Inspiring People Talks
18 Oct 2017
Join the Royal Scottish Geographical Society for their 2017/18 programme of Inspiring People Talks!
Mackintosh’s Glasgow Walking Tour Mackintosh’s Glasgow Walking Tour
21 Oct 2017
Investigate turn of the century architectural styles in the industrial city with GSA’s knowledgeable student guides!
Kidding On Kidding On
23 Oct 2017
Hold on to your hats everybody because The Village's young people's storytelling group is back!
One 4 The Networkers One 4 The Networkers
24 Oct 2017
One 4 The Networkers are delighted to welcome you to Ibis Styles on October 24th for their first network event!
BDX Glasgow: Digital Marketing In 2017 BDX Glasgow: Digital Marketing In 2017
24 Oct 2017
Join BDX Glasgow for their next meetup where they'll be discussing 'Digital Marketing In 2017'.
Digital Tourism Meetup Digital Tourism Meetup
24 Oct 2017
Come along to Rookie Oven and find out more about building bridges between tourism and technology with Pocket Leap!

Dance Events you might like...

An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show
18 Oct 2017
An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show is a 5 star homage to the greatest movie soundtrack of all time!
Friday Night at The Panopticon Friday Night at The Panopticon
20 Oct 2017
Enjoy an evening of entertainment harking back to the good old days at The Britannia Panopticon's variety show!
Belly Dance Classes Belly Dance Classes
24 Oct 2017
Shimmy into Autumn with these fun and relaxed Belly Dance classes on Tuesdays at Wellington Church!
Kelvin Hall Tea Dance Kelvin Hall Tea Dance
24 Oct 2017
With a host of dances and some great music to enjoy, Kelvin Hall Tea Dances are a great way to spend an afternoon!
Day of the Dead Glesga Day of the Dead Glesga
28 Oct 2017
The spirit of Mexico's most famous festivals, Day of the Dead, is set to descend on Glasgow's East End!
Halloween at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre! Halloween at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!
28 Oct 2017
Celebrate Halloween at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre this year with arts & crafts, a show and a spooky party!

Exhibitions Events you might like...

BBC Good Food Show Scotland BBC Good Food Show Scotland
20 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
The BBC Good Food Show returns to Glasgow from 20-22 October for a seasonal celebration of Scotland's finest food!
The Essence of Place: An Outdoor Screening By Candlelight The Essence of Place: An Outdoor Screening By Candlelight
21 Oct 2017
Join RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond for a unique event celebrating the work of artist in residence, Susannah Ramsay!
SipDontTip SipDontTip
24 Oct 2017 - 25 Oct 2017
Keep Scotland Beautiful presents SipDontTip - An exhibition about single use drinks containers at GoMA!
Crafts for Christmas and Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts Crafts for Christmas and Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts
26 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
Do you dream of a beautiful handmade Christmas? Then visit Crafts for Christmas and Hobbycrafts at the SEC Glasgow!
Re-framed: Celebrating Diversity Re-framed: Celebrating Diversity
27 Oct 2017
On October 27th, RCPSG invites you to ‘Reframed: Celebrating diversity’ – a heritage event with a difference!
Cathcart Model Railway Exhibition Cathcart Model Railway Exhibition
28 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
The annual Cathcart Model Railway Exhibition is being held Pollokshaws Burgh Hall on the 28th & 29th of October!

History Events you might like...

Mackintosh Queen’s Cross Free Entry Wednesdays Mackintosh Queen’s Cross Free Entry Wednesdays
18 Oct 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
18 Oct 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 Oct 2017
Join a Historic Tour of Glasgow University the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world!
Merchant City Music Tour Merchant City Music Tour
20 Oct 2017
Join Glasgow Music City Tours for a guided walking tour of iconic Merchant City and East End music venues!
Historic Tours of Glasgow University Historic Tours of Glasgow University
20 Oct 2017
Join a Historic Tour of Glasgow University the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world!
Mackintosh’s Glasgow Walking Tour Mackintosh’s Glasgow Walking Tour
21 Oct 2017
Investigate turn of the century architectural styles in the industrial city with GSA’s knowledgeable student guides!

Music Events you might like...

An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show
18 Oct 2017
An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show is a 5 star homage to the greatest movie soundtrack of all time!
Murray McLachlan and Family Murray McLachlan and Family
18 Oct 2017
Prestigious chamber music concert series, Westbourne Music, returns with a performance from Murray McLachlan & Family!
Queer Theory: Women In Revolt Queer Theory: Women In Revolt
18 Oct 2017
Don't miss October's Queer Theory at Nice N Sleazy featuring live music, drag, poetry and comedy on the 18th!
Boppin’ at the Box: The Bikini Bottoms Boppin’ at the Box: The Bikini Bottoms
18 Oct 2017
Come bop your heart out with Glasgow's hottest #rockabilly band, The Bikini Bottoms, on the 3rd Wednesday each month!
An Evening Of... An Evening Of...
18 Oct 2017
Join Angie Darcy, Jon Mackenzie and Andy Barbour as they take you on a journey through some of their favorite music!
A Play, A Pie and A Pint Autumn Season A Play, A Pie and A Pint Autumn Season
18 Oct 2017
A Play, A Pie and A Pint is delighted to announce their Autumn season featuring 13 world premieres!

Talks & Lectures Events you might like...

Royal Scottish Geographical Society Inspiring People Talks Royal Scottish Geographical Society Inspiring People Talks
18 Oct 2017
Join the Royal Scottish Geographical Society for their 2017/18 programme of Inspiring People Talks!
Mackintosh’s Glasgow Walking Tour Mackintosh’s Glasgow Walking Tour
21 Oct 2017
Investigate turn of the century architectural styles in the industrial city with GSA’s knowledgeable student guides!
Kidding On Kidding On
23 Oct 2017
Hold on to your hats everybody because The Village's young people's storytelling group is back!
One 4 The Networkers One 4 The Networkers
24 Oct 2017
One 4 The Networkers are delighted to welcome you to Ibis Styles on October 24th for their first network event!
BDX Glasgow: Digital Marketing In 2017 BDX Glasgow: Digital Marketing In 2017
24 Oct 2017
Join BDX Glasgow for their next meetup where they'll be discussing 'Digital Marketing In 2017'.
Digital Tourism Meetup Digital Tourism Meetup
24 Oct 2017
Come along to Rookie Oven and find out more about building bridges between tourism and technology with Pocket Leap!

Theatre Events you might like...

The Wonderful World of Lapin The Wonderful World of Lapin
18 Oct 2017
The Wonderful World of Lapin at Platform Glasgow is a fun and heart-warming bilingual piece of theatre!
An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show
18 Oct 2017
An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show is a 5 star homage to the greatest movie soundtrack of all time!
Queer Theory: Women In Revolt Queer Theory: Women In Revolt
18 Oct 2017
Don't miss October's Queer Theory at Nice N Sleazy featuring live music, drag, poetry and comedy on the 18th!
Trainspotting Trainspotting
18 Oct 2017 - 11 Nov 2017
It’s back! After a sell-out run in 2016, Trainspotting returns to the Citizens Theatre this autumn!
A Play, A Pie and A Pint Autumn Season A Play, A Pie and A Pint Autumn Season
18 Oct 2017
A Play, A Pie and A Pint is delighted to announce their Autumn season featuring 13 world premieres!
Brewband Brewband
19 Oct 2017
Join Marc Brew Company for BREWBAND – Scotland’s new super band at Platform Glasgow on October 19th!

Workshops Events you might like...

ReallySmallScience October Holiday Club ReallySmallScience October Holiday Club
18 Oct 2017
Kids can join ReallySmallScience in their lab, doing science experiments on dirt, sludge, jelly and goo this October!
Goddesses on the Go - Workshop For Busy Women Goddesses on the Go - Workshop For Busy Women
18 Oct 2017
Are you juggling being a mum, partner, career and friend? Feeling stressed? Then this is the workshop for you!
Make Your Own Lamp Shade Make Your Own Lamp Shade
18 Oct 2017
Join this fun and informal workshop at the Braw Wee Emporium and learn how to make your own lampshade!
Project Craft Project Craft
18 Oct 2017
Learn new skills, create something unique and have lots of fun along the way with Project Craft at Paperchase!
Beginners Crochet Class Beginners Crochet Class
19 Oct 2017
Always wanted to try your hand at crochet? join Sew Confident for their Beginners Crochet Class!
MEND MEND
19 Oct 2017
Hosted by Decent, MEND is an evening in a friendly space where you’ll learn to mend and alter your clothes!

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