Black History Month 2019: Libraries

Black Heroes in the Hall of Fame exhibition and talk

Organised by Camden Black Workers Group

Pancras Square Library, 5 Pancras Square, N1C 4AG

Free, Thursday 10 October

7pm- 8pm : Meet and greet . Refreshments available.

8pm :- Presentation and showing of Theatre production

The stage production, Black Heroes in The Hall of Fame,(1987) remains the defining Black pride and Cultural consciousness and capacity building rolled together. 

Black Heroes in the Hall of fame was first stage in the same year that Black History Month was introduced in Britain, 1987. In that year the show was seen as the main focus and beacon of Black History Month.

The production is divided into musical tableaus featuring, the Kings and Queens of Africa, Freedom Fighters, International Heroes and Sheroes, the great Athletes and Champions, the Great Entertainers and a debate between Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King.

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Rhyme and Story Time

Free, drop in, 30 minutes

Camden Libraries host Rhyme and Story time sessions for under 5’s with Tyan Archer to celebrate Black History Month

  • West Hampstead Library: Monday 22nd October 1130am
  • Pancras Square Library: Wednesday 16 October 2pm
  • Kentish Town Library: Thursday 17 October 2pm
  • Queens Crescent Library:  Monday 21 Oct 2019 11am
  • Kilburn Library: Tuesday 22 October 2019 11am
  • Camden Town Library: Wednesday 23 October 2019 11am
  • Swiss Cottage Library: Thursday 24 October 2019 11am


Musical Feast

 Free, book through Eventbrite

Join us for a night of food and music and food where you can learn about the origins of cuisines, learn new recipes and get to taste the food; all with a background of traditional music

Caribbean Cuisine: 30 October, Swiss Cottage Library, 7pm-9pm

Learn how to cook rice and peas and jerk chicken.

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Celebration of Voice : Community Choir Workshop

Thursday 17 October, 7 to 9pm

Workshop for all singing abilities, celebrating the music of influential black artists. Led by local Camden jazz vocalist and choir director Bee Ororo. In partnership with Wates.

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Talk with Music on Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre, Holborn Library, 7.15pm-8:30pm

Free, drop-in

Members of the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Foundation will be talking about his life and playing extracts from his work. The composer and conductor was born on Theobalds Road in Camden. Tuesday 31st October,