Black History Month 2020


Image captionThe Windrush generation

Chadwick Boseman in his Black Panther movie costume
Image caption: Chadwick Boseman

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

Photographs displayed on the wall at the My Heritage photographic exhibition
Image caption: The photographs capture the stories behind local families and their ancestry

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

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

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

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