Black History Month is a time to celebrate black history, exalt black icons and interrogate institutional racism. Needless to say, these are year-round activities, but it's useful to have one month in particular to shine a light on black excellence and champion black voices.
Throughout October, we'll be reflecting, listening, sharing and learning as we continue to strive for an equitable society. We will be especially focussed on how we can make the VCSE sector more accessible and effective for black people.
Below, you can find a selection of events to mark the month. To view a more comprehensive list of Black History Month events in Bristol, please click here.
The World Reimagined sculpture trail
13 August to 21 October 2022; across Bristol
John Akomfrah - Mimesis: African Soldier Exhibition
1 October to 8 January 2023; Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
All God's Children Exhibition
22 August to 21 October 2022; Bristol Cathedral
Somali Culture Day
Tuesday 4 October 5 pm to 7 pm; Global Lounge, Senate House
'In Conversation' with Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng and the Rt Hon. Lord Paul Boateng
Wednesday 5 October 2 pm to 3:30 pm; Priory Road Lecture Theatre
Finding our feet once more
Wednesday 5 October 7 pm to 9 pm; Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Stolen from God - Reg Meuross, singer/songwriter
Sunday 9 October 7 pm to 10:45 pm; Bristol Folk House
The Extraordinary Life of Charles Ignatius Sancho with Paterson Joseph
Friday 14 October 6:45 pm to 8:30 pm; live streamed in the Bristol Central Library cafe
Turning point - reclaiming Black British heritage
Thursday 20 October 1 pm to 2 pm; Bristol Museum & Art Gallery