Black History Month in Waltham Forest

4 October 2019
Celebrating Black History Month in Waltham Forest
It’s Black History Month and in Waltham Forest we’ll be celebrating our diverse borough and its history with plenty of events.
 
We’ll be updating this page as new events come in, so you’ll be able to find the perfect one for you. Stay tuned!
 
Art Gallery - Black Art We Trust (BAWT)
7 – 13 October, 10am – 5pm at One Hoe Street, Walthamstow
10 artists showcasing their journey through art 5 Male and 5 Female artists Private Viewing & Public Viewing. We are hoping to use the art space to showcase artists from London and bringing what Black Culture in Art means to them.
 
Black History Month: Togetherness
8 October, 3.30pm – 4.30pm at Hale End Library
14 October, 3.30pm – 4.30pm at Higham Hill Library
16 October, 3.30pm – 4.30pm at Chingford Library
Expressing togetherness in our libraries through crafts, for children from 4 to 11 years old.
Register on Eventbrite (Hale End, Higham Hill, Chingford)
 
Olamide Awonubi @ Walthamstow Library
8 October, 6.30pm – 8pm at Walthamstow Library
Join us for an insight on Olamide Awonubi’s journey in getting published. Olamide will be reading from one of her books for an interactive session.
Find tickets and more information on Eventbrite
 
Carnivale  
10 October – 10 November, 10am – 5pm (late evenings Thursday and Friday 6pm – 10pm) at Deeney’s Leyton.
A photographic exhibition by Cinthia Oram, part of Black History Month.
 
Blacklisted Events – Black Friday
11 October, 7.30pm – 11pm at One Hoe Street, Walthamstow
Black Friday movie night. This is where we have a vote and potential debate about Black movies of our generation and the impact the movie industry has on creatives.
 
Black in Time: A Black History Month 70s Groove Fest
12 October, 6pm – 10pm at One Hoe Street, Walthamstow
Dress like your 70's shero/hero for one night as you dance to hits like Rock Your Boat, Lean On Me, Night Fever, Superstition and more.
 
Black History Month: Flag Beads
15 October, 3.30pm – 4.30pm at Hale End Library
23 October, 3.30pm – 4.30pm at Chingford Library
24 October, 3.30pm – 4.30pm at Higham Hill Library
Celebrate Black History Month in our libraries creating bracelets with the colours of your own flag. For children from 5 to 11 years old.
Register on Eventbrite (Hale End, Chingford, Higham Hill)
 
In-Facts
17 October, 7pm – 11pm at One Hoe Street, Walthamstow
Showcasing some of London’s best talent live, In-Facts is set to deliver evenings of entertainment in the heart of London’s first Borough of Culture, Waltham Forest. It will be an impactful night, distorting the illusion that differing art forms do not mesh.
Tickets: Advanced standard: £7Advanced under-16: £5 (must be accompanied by an adult), On the door: £10
 
Black History Month Culture Trail
19 October – 3 November at Chingford Mount, Chingford
The Windrush Community Group, Chingford presents its second annual culture trail, in celebration of Black History Month. The trail consists of portraits and profiles of young, gifted, black people exhibited in various business around Chingford Mount.
To participate and to obtain more information contact WRCommunityGroup@gmail.com
 
BHM Comedy Show
25 October, 6pm – 12am at Walthamstow Assembly Hall, Walthamstow
A night of entertainment, comedy and laughter with Rudi Lickwood, Njambi McGrath, Prince Abdi, Ray Carless and many more.
 
Hair Care Revolution - The Secret Sauce
27 October, 11am – 6pm at One Hoe Street, Walthamstow
A pop-up experience celebrating the versatility of black hair and its innate beauty. Plenty of activities, workshops and creative visuals to explore the latest trends in Afro hair, beauty and fashion to get our guests looking and feeling at their very best..
Find more details and register for free on Eventbrite
 
Hennography
26 & 27 October, 11am – 4pm at The Epicentre, Leytonstone
An immersive event, presented in partnership with Mendhika UK Festival, celebrating the history of Henna around the globe.
 
Nuzo Onoh @ Leytonstone Library
29 October, 7pm – 8pm at Leytonstone Library
Join us as we celebrate Black History Month with an interesting one-hour talk from the Queen of African Horror, Nuzo Onoh, on the superstitions surrounding death and burial rites in some African Communities
Find tickets and more details on Eventbrite
 
Self-empowerment: re-write your story and break through barriers.
30 October, 8pm – 9pm at Leytonstone Library
An exciting and formative evening with Obi James, a Leadership and Team Development Coach to step out of your comfort zone, own your power and re-write your story
Find tickets and more information on Eventbrite