Hackney,
25
September
2014

Hackney celebrates Black History Month

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Hackney Council is celebrating Black history, culture and achievements for Black History Month with a programme of entertainment and educational activities for all ages.

There will be a wide range of events for adults, children and young people across the borough in addition to a large exhibition and programme of school workshops at Hackney Museum and libraries.

Events include sessions featuring inspiring guest speakers, music workshops, dance classes, fun days and song writing lessons. One of this year’s highlights is Hackney Museum's exhibition ‘Strike a Pose’, based on photographs taken mainly during the 1970s at Gibson’s photo studio, Lower Clapton Road, Hackney. The exhibition opens on 1 October and runs until January 2015.

Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, Hackney Council
In Hackney we celebrate Black culture and achievements all year round, along with those of the many diverse communities in our borough. This year's programme of events gives everyone a chance to learn more about Hackney's Black history and how it has helped to shape the borough as we know it today.
Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, Hackney Council

Black History Month is a national annual celebration of the contribution that Black African and Caribbean communities have made both locally and across the globe.

Most events are free and taking place at Hackney Museum and across libraries, and Hackney Archives until the end of November 2014. Some events require advance booking.

For more information pick up a programme of activities from libraries and other venues across the borough.

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