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Lambeth celebrates Black History Month

Lambeth Council has drawn up an exciting programme of events to celebrate Black History Month 2010.

This years’ programme is packed with free, family-friendly events including workshops with experts in black history, book launches, film screenings and even craft making for under-fives.

View the 2010 Black History Month programme at www.lambeth.gov.uk/blackhistorymonth. Although most events are free, we recommend that you book your place in advance to avoid disappointment.

To launch this significant month we are hosting a special event on Friday 1 October at the Brixton Customer Centre, Olive Morris House. This year’s theme is ‘youth’, in support of International Year of Youth (IYY).

The venue was selected because of its significance to local black history. Olive Morris House is named in honour of a woman who made a huge contribution to the community.

Come and participate in a range of activities including intergenerational round table discussion on ‘the role of the young voice in shaping public services’.

Enjoy live music performances from local schools, stalls from the Brixton Pound, Paul Obinna’s TimelineLambeth NHS Choices and information on key up and coming council activities.

The event is free, and light refreshments will be provided, but places are limited. To attend please RSVP by Friday 24 September to equalities@lambeth.gov.uk or phone 020 7926 1075.

“Black History Month celebrates the enormous contribution made by our black citizens. Join us in enjoying and learning more about the many facets of Lambeth’s cultural heritage,” said Lambeth chief Executive Derrick Anderson.

“Black History Month just gets better and better, and this year there really is something for every-one,” said Councillor Rachel Heywood, Lambeth Council cabinet member for communities.

“Whatever your age, you are sure to find an event that will interest you. In a year when we are proud to have made great progress in establishing a National Centre for Black Culture join us to help Lambeth celebrate this highly significant date in our calendar,” she urged.

Black History Month 2010 launch event

Date: Friday 1 October
Venue: Brixton Customer Centre, Olive Morris House, 18 Brixton Hill SW2 1RD
Time: 6.30pm to 9pm
Cost: Free

How to get to there

Buses: 35, 45, 59, 109, 118, 133, 159, 250, 333.
Tube: Brixton
Rail: Brixton

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