Black History Month

October marks Black History Month. This is a time for us to recognise and celebrate the immense contributions that people of African and Caribbean heritage make to humanity.

 

This year our Black History Month campaign aims to bring together students and staff from all backgrounds, to celebrate and learn about the culture and successes of people of African & Caribbean heritage.

This campaign will highlight the success of the Black community while raising awareness of barriers that were faced. The campaign will provide students with a platform to showcase their talents, stories and create a culture of celebration. We aim to encourage a celebration of Black history and participation of non-black students in different activities and events planned during the month.

We will celebrate the diversity of our students, while enhancing our culture of mutual respect and equality of opportunity. There will be several events throughout the month that will highlight the artistic, talented and colourful nature of Black students, performers and staff here at Brunel.

Events

Comedy Night

Tuesday 2rd October, 7:30-9:30pm @ The Venue, Hamilton Centre

The night will feature acts from various Black stand-up comedians for a night of fun and laughter. Come together to support and celebrate Black talent! Book your free ticket by clicking on the link.

Celebrate BHM

Wednesday 3rd October, 12:30pm-1:30pm @ Darwin Room, Hamilton Centre

Come and celebrate Black History month with a talk from Arthur Torrington CBE and a delicious Caribbean lunch.
Arthur Torrington CBE will be speaking on 'The Windrush Generation – then and now'. To book your place and free lunch please email jean.meehan@brunel.ac.uk.

Windrush Art Show

Tuesday 9th October, 11:00am-3:00pm @ Hamilton Atrium

An afternoon exhibition honouring the spirit of Windrush. The Windrush art show will host images from 1948. Celebrate the sacrifices of generations before us, and further strengthen our culture of mutual respect and equality of opportunity.

 

Movie Night 2 

Tuesday 23rd October, 7:00pm-9:00pm @ The Junction, Hamilton Centre

The Student Success Project & the Union bring you Movie Night. Join us to learn about one aspect of the experience of Black people in their home regions. Free dominoes pizza, popcorn, drinks & beanbags provided! Book your free ticket by clicking on the link.

 

Food Fayre

Wednesday 31st October 2018

12:00am-4:00pm

The Atrium – Hamilton Centre

A food fayre offering food from different regions. Students buy a plate which is the “ticket” into the fayre and can have tasters from different countries. All money raised from ticket sales will be given to a charity of the Black societies’ choice.

Black Royalties Showcase

** Tickets now on sale, get yours quick!**

Wednesday 31st October 2018

6pm-9:30pm

Antonin Artaud building

Students and special guests take the stage to perform an act, poetry, dance or song. Running for a second year, the night features multiple student acts for a night of talent celebration. featuring students from Black countries, and celebrating colours, art and music.