Celebrating Black history and culture 365 days a year
Islington Council’s Black History Working group is excited to bring you a range of events all about Black history, culture, literature, life and learning, packed with opportunities to listen, learn, share, remember and reflect. There’s something for everyone to enjoy including thought-provoking discussions, history sessions, networking events, and much more.
Islington Council’s staff network, the Black History Working Group, have collaborated with council colleagues, community leaders, local voluntary organisations, and others to bring these events to life, and share with everyone in Islington and the wider community an all–year round approach to Black history, culture and its associated factors. We all know Black history should not start and stop in Black History Month alone, so let’s all #ChangeTheNarrative and dig into the upcoming events, all of which are free!
‘Allyship – True Meaning’ with Shereen Daniels. Shereen Daniels is Founder + Managing Director of HR rewired and HR rewired TV. This event will talk about allyship, and how people of all races can become allies to Black people today.
Date: 17 June, 6 – 7.30pm
- 25 February A Consideration of the Black Child in the Early Year. Examining Anti-Racist Practice – speaker Liz Pemberton
- 10 March Supporting You to Raise Anti-Racist Children – speaker Laura Henry-Allain
- 21 April Potential Unlocked Tuition – Empowering Parents – speaker David C. Hall
- 28 April Anti-Racism in Social Work – speaker Wayne Reid
- 14 May In conversation with Vanessa Sam – speaker ‘Inspiring Vanessa’
- 25 May George Floyd – ‘One year on where are we now?’ – a range of speakers, including Dr Ogugua-Gee Okolo-Angus, Tambo Silavwe, Mervyn Weir, Sean Fletcher, and Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije came together to talk about the year that has passed since the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota, America.
If you would like to get involved and have an idea for an event, or if you have any particular feedback, please email BHMCommittee@islington.gov.uk
- Islington Assembly Hall
- Markets in Islington
- Sport for people with a disability
- Canonbury Tower tours
- Wildcats girls’ football
- Islington Walking Tours
- Women’s Institutes in Islington
- Volunteering at Caledonian Park Clock Tower
- Borrow real art for free
- Volunteering in Islington
- The Singing Well Community Choir
- Flag football for girls
- Want to play netball?
- Islington Upperdeckers
- Aikido classes
- Chair Yoga classes
- Volunteer in Compton Terrace Gardens
- London Canal Museum
- Sing a song with Sonic Crew!
- Playground equipment for disabled children
- Islington women’s football
- Get fit and active with Active Spaces
- Get Islington’s culture and community online
- Islington’s Dementia Café
- Online exercise and digital skills classes for older people
- Get composting
- Free digital and computing skills training
- Free, fun family online story and rhyme times
- Rethink Mental Health training
- Free in-person training on basic IT skills
- Interested in cooking, planting, crafts?
- Islington enrichment home learning
- How to draw trees and the stories behind them
- Getting into work workshop
- Unlocking Potential in Children and Young People
- In conversation with a young entrepreneur
- Celebrating Black history and culture 365 days a year
- Celebrate Windrush Day 2021
- Islington4Women walks
- Speech, Language and Communication Needs webinar for parents
- Festival of Walks 19-27 June 2021