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Black History Month 2020


Image captionImage 1: People arriving in the UK between 1948 and 1971 from Caribbean countries have been labelled the Windrush generation (archive photo)

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Image caption: Image 2: Chadwick Boseman in a production still from Disney motion picture Black Panther

Events in October

Join us online for free online talks and events to celebrate Black History Month. Or take part in our fun Interactive quiz on 23 October. 

Events in October

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Image caption: Image 3: Photographs by Cinzia D’Ambrosi on display at Westfield London

Westfield photo show salutes diversity

To celebrate the diverse community in Shepherds Bush, the Westfield mall has commissioned photographer and resident Cinzia D’Ambrosi to produce a series of portraits marking Black History Month.

An exhibition space has been created on the ground floor, between Monsoon and Jack Wills, where the photographs are now displayed, capturing the stories behind local families and their ancestry under the banner My Heritage. The show is free, and will remain up until the end of October.

Westfield photo show

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Image caption: Image 4: TUUP (pictured right) with Keith Waithe

A musical story for Black History Month

Two renowned west London musicians have joined forces to perform a story in sound and rhythm to mark Black History Month.

Read more and watch the performance

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Image caption: Image 5: George Peckings (pictured) ran Pecking Records store from 1974 until his death in 1994. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Tour recognises black music history in H&F

The story of British music has been fundamentally changed - completely, irreversibly rocked - by the story of black music. And so much of that story was written on the streets, in the clubs, and by the artists of Hammersmith & Fulham. A tour commemorating the trailblazers of black musical history has been set-up in H&F to recognise the local people and places that formed our culture. 

Black music history trail in H&F

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Image caption: Image 6: Hammersmith sculptor Edmonia Lewis

Edmonia Lewis - a remarkable Hammersmith sculptor

Edmonia Lewis, the first African American sculptor to win acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, lived her final years in Brook Green. 

Edmonia Lewis - a remarkable Hammersmith sculptor