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Here’s what’s happening during Black History Month 2022 in Liverpool

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By The Guide Liverpool

Here’s what’s happening during Black History Month 2022 in Liverpool

Let’s talk about race – that’s the message from partners who are bringing Liverpool’s Black History Month to life in October.

Arts, heritage, culture and community activists working with Culture Liverpool for the last 10 months have  curated a varied and stimulating programme of events which not only explore the past but look ahead to the future.

This year’s theme “Let’s Talk About Race” is about the power of words and focuses on storytelling and factual accounts.

On Wednesday 19 October, Mayor of Liverpool Joanne Anderson will host an “audience with” event featuring Dr Julius Garvey, son of Jamaican civil rights activist Marcus Garvey, who will be speaking to Liverpool creative Maxine Brown.

The programme, featuring over 30 events, runs throughout October and includes:

  • L8 Archive Exhibition – Presented by Writing on the Wall at Liverpool Central Library, opening on 6 October at 6pm.
  • BlackFest – Multiple events including workshops, performances and film screenings.
  • Craft at the Museum – National Museums Liverpool host workshops where youngsters can learn about inspirational Liverpool figures.
  • FACT – A programme of films screened on a pay-what-you-can basis.
  • Museum of Liverpool – Talks on inspirational Black Scousers, various dates.
  • Linton Kwesi Johnson – A talk by the poet presented by Writing on the Wall as part of the wider WoWFest programme, 18 October at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.
  • Steve Biko Housing Association Young Achiever Awards – St George’s Hall, 28 October.
  • BHM Commissions – Developing new opportunities for Black creatives, Culture Liverpool has supported a number of freelance artists and small organisations to contribute to this debate by shining a light on some up and coming artists, creatives and activists including producer Jernice Easthope and her company 0483, visual artists Sumuyya Khader, Epiphany Bliss, Bettylicious and Bea Freeman to name a few. Various locations, until 30 November.

For the full programme of events visit the Culture Liverpool website.

Follow @CultureLpool on Twitter and @culture_liverpool on Instagram for the latest updates as well as using #BlackLivesMatter and #BHM2022 on social media.

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