BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2019 – EVENTS

Welcome to the month of October, we have finally entered into the wonderful month of Black History Month. London is a city made all the better by its multiculturalism and we are certainly spoilt for choice with ways to celebrate this year, take a look for yourself below (Check in for new additions to the list all month long).

What will you do to commemorate this month? (Let me know in the comments below)

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MUSUEM OF LONDON – Black Culture in London

 October 1-30, 2019 – London Wall 

Museum of London are hosting a a variety of great FREE talks  exploring the history of Black culture in London. All talks are free and booking is not required. Some talks include:

  • The eternal beat – 3 , 6 & 27 October, 2.30pm.
  • 30 Years: From Brixton to Tottenham – 10 October, 12.30pm.
  • Windrush – 1, 9, 12, 13, 16, 23, 27 & 30 October, 12.30pm; 2, 7 , 9, 14, 15, 21 & 22 October, 2.30pm.

Visit the site for more information and a full list of talks: https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london

 

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BLACK GIRL FEST

Saturday 12 October, 2019 – Business Design Centre

The UK’s first festival celebrating Black women and girls is back for another year and this time theme is ‘Taking Up Space’

The theme comes from Black Girls Fest bid to  break down barriers, champion diversity and create new seats at the table in an array of industries from tech, literature to hair and beauty.

It will be a full day affair from 10am – 7pm with lots of fun workshops, masterclasses as  well as a marketplace, exhibitions, live performances, screenings and more.

Visit the site for more information and tickets:

https://www.blackgirlfest.com/

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THE BHM COMEDY SHOW

Friday 25 October, 2019 – Walthamstow Assembly Hall

As Black History Month draws to a close, Walthamstow Assembly Hall will be hosting a black history month special comedy show. What better way to end this month than with a night of belly laughter and entertainment.

COMEDIANS ON THE NIGHT INCLUDE:

Host – Wayne “Dibbi” Rollins
Slim – The people’s Champion
Rudi Lickwood – the Black Knight
Prince Abdi – African royalty
Roger Dee
Njambi McGrath
Babatunde – winner of best newcomer at black comedy awards

LIVE PERFORMANCES FROM:
Jermain Jackman (Back by popular demand)
Saxophonist – Ray Carless – one of the London jazz scene’s best-kept secrets

Visit the site for more information and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-biggest-black-history-month-comedy-show-in-london-2019-tickets-66113105077

 

 

 

 

 

TOP 5: HOXTON HOT SPOTS

QUEEN OF HOXTON

Queen of Hoxton is a top Shoreditch bar and club with East London’s finest live music and DJ’s. Offering both a lounge and chill spot option in the form of a games room with a pinball table and foosball table. Looking for something. A little livelier well the Queen offers the best of both wells as the ground floor showcases a basement bar with an intricate blend of window etchings, graffiti, ivy and a landscape of benches, with a large bar serving tantalising cocktails, thirst-quenching lagers and ales on tap and a selection of wines. The venue also boasts a top rooftop bar with a garden, kitchen and BBQ for those who love alfresco drinks with stunning views of London.

http://queenofhoxton.com/

LADY DINAH’S CAT EMPORIUM

Taking inspiration from Tokyo, Lady Dinah’s was London’s very first cat café, opening its doors back in 2014. Filled with cute cats, faux-vintage furnishings and plenty of chintzy crockery – this is certainly a Hoxton hotspot! With 13 cats sharing the space, this is a cat lovers paw paradise – offering light meals, sandwiches, salads and bagels, high teas, afternoon teas and a range of mouthwatering pots of tea like chantilly cream tea, or popcorn green tea.

https://www.ladydinahs.com/   

OLD SPITAFIELDS MARKET

Is vintage fashion your thing? Old Spitalfields market is a firm favorite with lots of stalls selling jewelry, retro home furnishings, designer and non-designer clothes and more. There is also an abundance of food options and bars surrounding the market. Even if you don’t feel like buying anything, Spitalfields is just a unique and eclectic part of London to walk around and explore. Let’s not forget your bound to get an IG worthy photo here too!

https://oldspitalfieldsmarket.com/

 

Hoxton Street Monster Supplies

This intriguing store is part of the Ministry of Stories – an initiative that sees professional writers mentor young people in the art of story writing. Hoxton Street Monster Supplies offers bespoke and everyday items for the living, dead and undead. It works to encourage wild creativity and hopes to transform lives through writing. The shop itself is a direct reflection of the beyond outlandish tone of the workshops and  ghoulish treats on offer from the ‘thickest human snot’ to Werewolf biscuits and cubed ‘earwax’. This might just be the strangest shop in London, will you be brave enough to visit?

https://www.monstersupplies.org/

THE ORANGE BUFFALO

Word on the streets of Hoxton is that, Orange Buffalo serves the BEST buffalo wings in London. Located in the Truman Brewery Car Park with its four levels of sauces to rival Nando’s Peri-scale starting with the sensible Original  to the scorching Viper, The Orange Buffalo is undoubtedly one to add to your list of eateries this summer!

https://theorangebuffalo.com/