Black History Month Leicester

Black History Month (BHM) takes place each year in October. In Leicester, we mark the occasion with a programme of events that promote the history and contributions of African and Caribbean communities. Our programme helps us to understand the present through our past. Serendipity was awarded the tenure by Leicester City Council and has overseen BHM in Leicester since 2012.

Each year our programming centres around a unifying theme. The theme for 2020 is Black British Theatre. We will explore over 60 years of Black British Theatre, reflecting on seminal pieces of work.

2020 also marks Serendipity’s tenth anniversary.

Call Out for BHM20 Events

Serendipity is co-ordinating Black History Month Leicester in October 2020. If you are planning an event for Black History Month 2020, and would like it to be included in the official Black History Month Leicester brochure, we would like to hear from you!

The Black History Month brochure, website and other marketing media will include events taking place in Leicester during the month of October with a focus on the African and African Caribbean Diaspora. You will need to provide copy and high-resolution images for events you are organising. Please ensure that the information you provide is accurate and eligible to be in the public domain, and that you have appropriate rights for the images you submit. Event copy is subject to editorial amends to suit the marketing and print media.

Please complete the application form and return to by 11.59pm on Sunday 28 June 2020.

Download BHM20 Event Application Form


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BHM Programme

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