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7 Things You Should Definitely Do This First Week Of Black History Month

What to read, play, and watch.

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It’s Black History Month and while you don’t need to use that as a reason to go out and fill your Instagram Stories with clips of you painting the town red, it’s a pretty good reason to take full advantage of all the wonderful specialised events - some free - put on for the annual celebration.

And because we want your Instagram to flourish, we’ve done the leg work for you.

Check out what’s on this week.

You’re welcome!

1. October 1 - Black Supersheroes

This exhibition aims to acknowledge black women who are too often overlooked for their achievements and turn them into SuperShero characters. Artworks displayed during the exhibition will be from Black SuperSheroes founder Ese Akpojotor and creative designer Lauren Haywood.DATE: October 1 – 31, 2018TIME: 9am – 5pmADDRESS: Darnley Gallery, 1A Darnley, E9 6QHINFO: www.centreforbetterhealth.org.uk
Black Supersheroes

This exhibition aims to acknowledge black women who are too often overlooked for their achievements and turn them into SuperShero characters. Artworks displayed during the exhibition will be from Black SuperSheroes founder Ese Akpojotor and creative designer Lauren Haywood.

DATE: October 1 – 31, 2018

TIME: 9am – 5pm

ADDRESS: Darnley Gallery, 1A Darnley, E9 6QH

INFO: www.centreforbetterhealth.org.uk

2. October 2 - Crepes and Cones x Boxpark Croydon

Crepes and Cones, the restaurant from grime duo Krept & Konan, will be hosting a one-month pop-up at Boxpark Croydon, opening October 2.DATE: For one month from October 2.ADDRESS: Boxpark Croydon: 99 George Street, Croydon, CR0 1LDINFO: https://www.boxpark.co.uk
Crepes and Cones

Crepes and Cones, the restaurant from grime duo Krept & Konan, will be hosting a one-month pop-up at Boxpark Croydon, opening October 2.

DATE: For one month from October 2.

ADDRESS: Boxpark Croydon: 99 George Street, Croydon, CR0 1LD

INFO: https://www.boxpark.co.uk

3. October 3 - Wednesday Mic Fever Black History Month Special

An evening of mixed genre performances in poetry, spoken word, with reggae, blues, jazz, soul and rap artists, African drumming, dance performances including salsa and cultural. Drama, live music, DJ and lots more. There will be guest speakers on the night with a special presentation by WAWI (Why Are West Indians here). Stalls are available with cultural products for sale which adds to the ambience of the evening.DATE: Oct 3TIME: 7.30pm – 10.30pmADDRESS: 118 Aldridge Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2TPINFO: http://birminghamblackhistorymonth.co.uk/speaker/wednesday-mic-fever-black-history-month-special/PRICE: £4
Mic Fever

An evening of mixed genre performances in poetry, spoken word, with reggae, blues, jazz, soul and rap artists, African drumming, dance performances including salsa and cultural.

Drama, live music, DJ and lots more. There will be guest speakers on the night with a special presentation by WAWI (Why Are West Indians here). Stalls are available with cultural products for sale which adds to the ambience of the evening.

DATE: Oct 3

TIME: 7.30pm – 10.30pm

ADDRESS: 118 Aldridge Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2TP

INFO: http://birminghamblackhistorymonth.co.uk/speaker/wednesday-mic-fever-black-history-month-special/

PRICE: £4

4. October 4 - Oliva Tweest

New Afrobeats musical, Oliva Tweest, follows the ambitions of self-proclaimed gyalis (ladies’ man) and club-promoter Tobi, as he navigates comedic and sometimes explosive clashes with women, family tradition, and his reawakened conscience. Featuring choreographed Afro-sound hits performed by a live band.DATE: October 4 – 6, 2018.TIME: 7.30pmADDRESS: Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Corporation St, Coventry, CV1 1GSINFO: www.belgrade.co.ukPRICE: Tickets from £20.75 | Concessions from £15.75.
Oliva Tweest

New Afrobeats musical, Oliva Tweest, follows the ambitions of self-proclaimed gyalis (ladies’ man) and club-promoter Tobi, as he navigates comedic and sometimes explosive clashes with women, family tradition, and his reawakened conscience. Featuring choreographed Afro-sound hits performed by a live band.

DATE: October 4 – 6, 2018.

TIME: 7.30pm

ADDRESS: Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Corporation St, Coventry, CV1 1GS

INFO: www.belgrade.co.uk

PRICE: Tickets from £20.75 | Concessions from £15.75.

5. October 5 - Musiq Soulchild, Tweet & Glenn Lewis Live

US Neo Soul star Music Soulchild will be live in London with a full band and support from tweet and Glen Lewis.DATE: October 5TIME: 7pm – 11pmADDRESS: Indigo at the O2, O2 Peninsular Square, Greenwich SE10 0AX INFO: https://shoobs.com/events/27983/musiq-soulchild-tweet-glenn-lewis-live?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-K3Ro7re3QIVBrTtCh2P7ArREAAYASAAEgKik_D_BwEPRICE: £32.50
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US Neo Soul star Music Soulchild will be live in London with a full band and support from tweet and Glen Lewis.

DATE: October 5

TIME: 7pm – 11pm

ADDRESS: Indigo at the O2, O2 Peninsular Square, Greenwich SE10 0AX

INFO: https://shoobs.com/events/27983/musiq-soulchild-tweet-glenn-lewis-live?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-K3Ro7re3QIVBrTtCh2P7ArREAAYASAAEgKik_D_BwE

PRICE: £32.50

6. October 6 - Black Britain on Film

Black History Studies in collaboration with the Independent Cinema Office (ICO) presents 'Black Britain on Film' which is a brand-new series of archive film programmes featuring extraordinary treasures from archives across the UK, available to the British public for the first time.DATE: October 6TIME: 6pm – 9pmADDRESS: Marcus Garvey Library, Tottenham Green Centre, 1 Phillip Lane, Tottenham, N15 4JAINFO: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/black-history-month-black-britain-on-film-saturday-6th-october-2018-tickets-47906054298PRICE: Free
Black Britain on Film

Black History Studies in collaboration with the Independent Cinema Office (ICO) presents 'Black Britain on Film' which is a brand-new series of archive film programmes featuring extraordinary treasures from archives across the UK, available to the British public for the first time.

DATE: October 6

TIME: 6pm – 9pm

ADDRESS: Marcus Garvey Library, Tottenham Green Centre, 1 Phillip Lane, Tottenham, N15 4JA

INFO: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/black-history-month-black-britain-on-film-saturday-6th-october-2018-tickets-47906054298

PRICE: Free

7. October 7 - Learn to Cook and Eat the Caribbean Way with Angella's Kitchen

Angella's Kitchen is a dynamic, fun filled day out for you and your team to get involved in a day or evening of Caribbean Cookery. With influences from the Jamaican North Coast, you and your team will learn all about what goes into making delicious heart-warming, home cooked food. As you prepare meals from scratch, chop, mix and marinate learning all about the succulent flavours that go towards Caribbean Cooking which can easily be recreated at home. The day/evening consists of ice breaking exercises followed by cooking and much much more.DATE: October 7TIME: 5.30pm – 9.30pmADDRESS: Various (contact organiser)INFO: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/learn-to-cook-and-eat-the-caribbean-way-with-angellas-kitchen-tickets-47808789376 PRICE: Free
Angella's Kitchen

Angella's Kitchen is a dynamic, fun filled day out for you and your team to get involved in a day or evening of Caribbean Cookery. With influences from the Jamaican North Coast, you and your team will learn all about what goes into making delicious heart-warming, home cooked food.

As you prepare meals from scratch, chop, mix and marinate learning all about the succulent flavours that go towards Caribbean Cooking which can easily be recreated at home. The day/evening consists of ice breaking exercises followed by cooking and much much more.

DATE: October 7

TIME: 5.30pm – 9.30pm

ADDRESS: Various (contact organiser)

INFO: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/learn-to-cook-and-eat-the-caribbean-way-with-angellas-kitchen-tickets-47808789376

PRICE: Free

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