Published 5 Oct 2021


We have so many people of African and Caribbean Heritage living in Southwark. October’s Black History Month gives us an opportunity to celebrate the huge contribution they have made and continue to make to Southwark and all over the United Kingdom.

This October we will see a return to some in person events, which will be a welcome relief after most events had to be held virtually last year due to the COVID -19 pandemic.

There are so many different events happening all over Southwark, such as poetry, films, art, theatre, music and storytelling. All bringing the experiences of our African and Caribbean communities to life so that people from all backgrounds can celebrate the vital part these communities have played in shaping Southwark and London.

Black History Month is all about celebrating the past, present and future of African and Caribbean culture and diversity.


For more on Black History Month in Southwark go to the website page here.


By David Reid, VCS Support Officer (Ethnic Minority VCS)


What's happening in Southwark?

FESTIVAL OF DIVERSITY! Art in the Park will be providing artwork from their workshops for this exhibition on Sunday October 17, from 2-4.30pm at Pembroke House, lowerhall, 80 Tatum St, SE17 1QR #BlackHistoryMonth.


Our REACH Network

Find out more about our REACH Network here and how you can get involved: Southwark's Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage Alliance (R.E.A.C.H)


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Resources

We are working to support long-term change in organisations by providing a range of materials to support understanding, education and most importantly action. Take a look


Need some support?

If you are an Ethnic Minority Organisation and need some support, please get in touch with David our VCS Support Officer (Ethnic Minority VCS), email: [email protected], or call: 020 7358 7288.