Black History Month back in person in Leicester

Published: 15 September 2021
Reporter: Steve Orme

Celebrating high-quality work: Black History Month in Leicester Credit: Caroll Thompson

A full programme has been arranged for Black History Month in Leicester which for some organisers and venues will be the first in-person events since lockdown.

Pawlet Brookes, chief executive and artistic director of Serendipity, the arts and heritage organisation which is co-ordinating the programme, said, "we’re delighted that we’ll be able to share space again with a number of in-person events across the city alongside content for those wanting to engage at home and online.

“Black History Month is a catalyst for work to take place all year round, amplifying voices from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora, recognising our history and heritage and celebrating high-quality work."

The city’s Curve will present a staged reading of Lorraine Hansberry's seminal work A Raisin in the Sun on Tuesday 26 October. The theatre will also show a multimedia short film and performance piece created by choreographer and storyteller Akeim Toussaint Buck, filmmaker Ashley Karrell and animator Benedetta Fasson, Reckoning on Friday 22 October.

A full line-up of events as they are announced is available at the Serendipity web site.