October was Black History Month and we celebrated with three free events for Westminster residents to enjoy. It was an opportunity to celebrate black leaders within our communities, to spread awareness of black history and to recognise the diversity in British culture and society.
We teamed up with A2Dominion and Queen’s Park Council to organise a free family film day, a film night and a festival for residents to come together and celebrate Black History Month.
All three events took place at the Beethoven Centre in Queen’s Park and were free for both children and adults to attend.
On Tuesday 23 October we hosted the family film day, in which guests were given bags of popcorn to enjoy a screening of Disney’s ‘John Henry’. The film was followed by a session of colouring in and other fun activities.
On Wednesday 24 October, film night involved a screening of Disney’s ‘Queen of Katwe’, followed by food and drinks.
To finish celebrations, we hosted ‘Black History Month Fest’ on Saturday 28 October 2018. The festival celebrated black history month with live music performances, dancing, face painting, poetry, arts and crafts and a local market selling Caribbean food, ethnic jewellery, clothing and books.
Ian Merriman, Resident Engagement Team Leader, said: “We had over 100 people visit this event which was a great turn out and it went on beyond the official 8pm finish, because everyone was having so much fun!”
A2Dominion is housing provider in London and South England, for more information visit their website (opens new window).