Black History Month events in Southend
Published Monday 1st October 12 in Council - news and information releases news
Celebrations are planned in Southend in honour of Black History month this October.
On Thursday 18th October from 12noon till 2pm, Southend-on- Sea Borough Council's Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff forum is hosting a special event for staff and visitors in Committee Room 10 at Southend Civic Centre Victoria Avenue, Southend.
There will be food tasting, music performed by the Shoeburyness High School Saxophone Quartet, and a series of guest speakers.
Owen Barclay will be presenting the Musicology of African and Caribbean Drumming, Rob Tocknell will be speaking on behalf of the Terrence Higgins Trust, Dr Eke Eke will be speaking about Mental Health, and Caesar Mensah will be speaking about Community Health.
Meanwhile From Monday 8th October to Monday 22nd October, Southend Adult Community College in Ambleside Drive, Southend, SS1 2UP is hosting an exhibition for Black History Month.
This centres round the first Black professional footballers at the turn of the century and links this with the current campaign, Kick Racism out of Football.
The exhibition can be viewed from 12 noon till 5pm in the downstairs gallery space at the college, and visitors are asked to sign in at reception.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Leader, Councillor Nigel Holdcroft said: "We are very proud of our diverse community in Southend, so we hope as many people as possible will come along to share in one or both of these opportunities."