Many of Reading’s 2018 Black History Month events take place in Katesgrove.
On the evening of Saturday 13 October, 7pm to 10pm, there is a Windrush 70th anniversary celebration at the MAPP centre on Mount Pleasant.
The evening promises poetry by Victor Richards and a drama workshop by Two Heavy Promotions followed by a chance for discussion.
Tickets are available on the door at £12 for adults and £8 for children or via Eventbrite.
The Alliance for Cohesion and Racial Equality (ACRE), which is based in St Giles Court at the foot of Southampton Street, has organised a discussion about mental health awareness. Sharing responsibility for our wellbeing takes place at the Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC) on London Street between 10.30am and 2.30pm on Friday 12 October.
The ACRE annual general meeting (AGM) takes place on Thursday 18 October at 6.30pm in the council chamber at the Civic Offices on Bridge Street. The AGM will explore the topic strange welcome: the uneasy relationship between Commonwealth citizens from the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the United Kingdon in the wake of the recent Windrush scandal.
On Friday 19 October at 7.30pm at RISC the Zimbabwe Community Group are holding an event join the Zimbabwe conversation celebrating and talking about Zimbabwe.
The Black History Month brochure can be downloaded and is available from the Civic Offices. Some events also appear in the Reading International Festival 2018 leaflet which is not to be confused with Reading International based at Reading University.
- Victor Richards – V Jay Theatre
- Windrush generation – BBC
- Reading Celebrates Black History Month 2018