On September 30th Manchester Cathedral will host this year’s launch of Black History Month in the presence of many of the region’s Lord Mayors. The evening is free but must be booked on Eventbrite.
There is music and song with host SuAndi, including orchestral, acapella, opera and gospel, and special presentations by actress Rani Moorthy and actor and comedian John Simmit (‘Dipsy,’ the coolest Teletubby). All will be welcomed by Dean Rogers Govender.
Lasting all of October, the Black History Month programme of events includes vibrant arts, theatre, film, poets and novelists, alongside talks, conferences and exhibitions. There are also a number of venue-based guided tours covering both World Wars and the histories of football and slavery. Whether visiting Gallery Oldham or Manchester Museum, visitors will be entranced and educated by the materials on show.
For example, spend an evening at Contact for ‘Chocolate’ (if you love it!). Or travel to Rochdale where the voices of Black women are strong and articulate. There are seminars and conferences at Imperial War Museum North and Manchester Central Library and many more locations all over the month of October.