October is Black History Month

Celebrating Caribbean, African and Asian cultures

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Find out more about Caribbean, African and Asian cultures at Black History Month events at the borough’s libraries throughout October.

This year the programme includes storytelling and dance, music, talks and workshops.

Highlights include

  • A learning to hair braid workshop at Wandsworth Town Library
  • Anthony Onabanjo's Yes You Can workshop at Balham Library. This uses case studies of successful black personalities to inspire others.
  • Trained classical singer and teacher Krishna Ray brings classical and contemporary music to her Asian music workshop (pictured).
  • Putney Library hosts an event on the life and legacy of African-British classical music composer and Pan-Africanist Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.
  • People of African, Caribbean and Asian heritage can find out more about vitamin D deficiency from nutritionist and writer Brenda Lee.
  • Science-fiction author Uzor Chinukwe will look at African leadership since independence from colonial rule and if Africa has been left behind in the digital age.

Throughout the month there will a chance to view two photographic exhibitions from the National Archives - An Indian Album will be showcased at Southfields Library, while Wandsworth Town Library will feature Memories from the Islands - a community-curated exhibition by Caribbean elders.

There will also be special children's events. Full details are available at your local library.

Most of the events are free, though booking is essential.

Download the event guide from www.wandsworth.gov.uk/libraries or pick up a copy from your local library.

October 5, 2012