Celebrating Black History Month 2023

At The Brunswick Centre, we're supporting Black History Month! A national celebration promoting and celebrating the contributions that Black African and Caribbean people have made not only in the UK but in world history!

The theme this year is 'Saluting our Sisters'...

The theme of Black History Month 2023 pays homage to the Black women who had their contributions ignored, their ideas appropriated and their voices silenced.

Find out what's happening locally for Black History Month:

Melanated reading book group - Thursday 5th October

A welcoming book group, free to join. We read books from authors of many cultures and backgrounds to raise awareness of the diversity of writing talents waiting to be discovered and enjoyed. Join us if you want or think you might enjoy reading writers of many shades and hues.

Time: Drop-in, 5.45 pm – 6.45 pm every first Thursday of the month throughout the year

Venue: Huddersfield Library, Civic Centre 3, High Street, HD1 2YZ

World Mental Health Day - Thursday 10th October

Fear, stigma and lack of culturally sensitive treatment can act as barriers to accessing mental health care for people from Black and mixed heritage backgrounds.

There are options available to help you overcome some of these barriers and get support with any treatment. Come along to find out more.

Time: 1pm – 3pm

Venue: The Mission, Lord Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1QA

To book: Email kamscornercentre@gmail.com

Exploring ‘Our Music, Our History’ - Thursday 12th October

A free, welcoming space for community members to come and celebrate their memories of music and the Windrush generation’s influence on music in Huddersfield. Refreshments provided.

Time: 11:30am – 3:30pm

Venue: St John’s Centre, St John’s Road, Huddersfield HD1 5BW

Who are the Huddersfield Windrush Generation? - Wednesday 18th October

A presentation about Huddersfield’s Windrush Generation, the many people who moved from the Caribbean to make a home here from 1948.

Stalls will sell food, greeting cards, Windrush booklets, Caribbean books and T-shirts.

Time: 7pm – 9pm, Wednesday 18th October

Venue: Bradley Community Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 5 Copthorne Gardens, Bradley, Huddersfield, HD2 1RH

For more information and to book, Email kamscornercentre@gmail.com

Quilt Poster Event - Wednesday 25th October

We are collecting local stories from the community. Would you like to contribute a story or anything positive? Add your contribution and attach it to the quilt poster to create the final collaborative quilt.

Time: 12pm – 2pm

Venue: Dewsbury Library

“Let’s talk” - Saturday 28th October

This is an opportunity for the African and Caribbean diaspora communities to unite for an open discussion on issues facing our society.

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Venue: St John’s Resource Centre, St Johns Road. Birkby. Huddersfield

Organisers: Building African Caribbean Communities (BACC)

Windrush Symposium & Black History Month Showcase - Saturday 28th October

An evening of entertainment, education and togetherness to celebrate Black History and the Windrush Generation. Free entry, food and complimentary drinks

Venue: The Hudawi Centre, Great Northern Street, Huddersfield, HD1 6BG