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Lambeth libraries host black history month

Libraries across Lambeth are playing host to a programme of exciting and free cultural and artistic events celebrating Black History Month 2012, starting on Tuesday 2nd October with a talk at Waterloo Library (7pm) commemorating the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal and the black community’s contribution to the canal’s history.

Highlights of this year’s programme include creative writing workshops with top author Courttia Newland, a range of classic film screenings at The Ritzy cinema, fascinating children’s workshops celebrating the legacy of renowned classical composer Samuel Coleridge Taylor, story-telling sessions for all the family and craft classes for children.

Sally Prentice, Lambeth Councillor and Cabinet Member for Culture, said:

“It’s great to see so many of our libraries in Lambeth hosting almost all of the exciting events for this year’s Black History Month. And while you are there, if you are not already a library member, why not join to take advantage of the many services that we provide?

“This year’s line up, offers something for everyone, but although the events are all free, places are limited, so I’d urge everyone to get a programme now and start booking.”

You can book by emailing: blackhistorymonth@lambeth.gov.uk

or tel: 020 7926 1075

You can download this year’s programme online or pick up a copy in one of the borough’s libraries: www.lambeth.gov.uk/blackhistorymonth

For images and to discuss interview opportunities contact:

Jemima Broadbridge on 020 7926 0473, jbroadbridge@lambeth.gov.uk

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