Black History month is one of our favourite time of year. It’s a time for reflection and a time to celebrate our heritage and all the heroes past who fought for equality and liberation as we as black people look forward to the future.
We’ve picked a handful of events sure to inspire and entertain you throughout the month.
Following a sold out run at the Young Vic, the critically acclaimed The Scottsboro Boys is transferring to the West End.
This sensational musical brings to life the extraordinary true story of nine young men, in a case that changed history forever.
Winner of the Critics’ Circle Best Musical Award 2013 and nominated for 6 Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical, this is also the final collaboration of legendary composing duo Kander and Ebb (CHICAGO, CABARET).
BOOK ONLINE OR CALL 0844 482 9673 (24HRS) TICKETS FROM £15.00
HOW NIGERIA BECAME: A STORY, AND A SPEAR THAT DIDN’T WORK
Unicorn Theatre , London 9 October – 9 November 2015
The story of the Spear of Shango is about a brave young woman who must use her strength and agility to save her father’s kingdom. But there’s a problem, the story doesn’t quite fit with the governor’s vision of a united country…
This colourful and quick-witted production offers a creative insight into Nigeria’s beginnings in 1914.
Written and directed by British Nigerian playwright Gbolahan Obisesan, How Nigeria Became: A Story, and A Spear That Didn’t Work commemorates the centenary of Nigeria as part of Black History Month at the Unicorn. For ages 8+ Duration: Approx 1 hr 15 mins.
Performances Tue – Sat at various times, tickets £10 – £16 (family discounts available).
Telephone 020 7645 0560
October 8- November 1
Spora Stories presents the Offie-nominated British-Nigerian play by Ade Solanke.
An unmissable and moving new tragicomedy about families, betrayal, choices and love. Pandora’s Box is about a mother wrestling with leaving her London-born child in a Nigerian boarding school.
London Tour dates:
Millfields Arts Centre – Wednesday 8 October, 7.45pm. Tickets £14/£10 conc £1.50 Booking Fee. Silver Street, Edmonton N18 1PJwww.millfieldtheatre.co.uk 020 8807 6680
Broadway Theatre, Catford – Friday 10 October, 7.45pm. Ticket £25/£20 conc Gala charity event Catford, SE6 4RU www.broadwaytheatre.org.uk 020 8690 0002
Broadway Theatre, Barking – Thursday 23 October, 7.30pm. – Broadway Barking, IG11 7LSwww.thebroadwaybarking.com 020 8507 5610
Bernie Grant Arts Centre – Friday 24 & Saturday 25 October, 7.30pm. Tickets £12/£10 conc – Town Hall Approach Road, Tottenham N15 4RXwww.berniegrantcentre.co.uk 020 8365 5450
CLF Art Café, Bussey Building (with half-term family participation activities). Monday 27 – Wednesday 29 October, 3pm Friday 31 October, 3pm (special £5 off for under 16), 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15 4STwww.clfartcafe.org 020 7732 5275
Arcola Theatre, Wednesday 29 Oct – Saturday 1 November, 8pm,
matinee Sat at 3pm. Tickets £15/£12 conc, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DLwww.arcolatheatre.com 020 7503 164
For more lisitings in London and around the UK, please visit the official Black History Month website.