Please note: The listings for BHM have been ‘retained’ to show new viewers what kinds of activities are common during the Black History Month which covers October to November annually. For regular listings visit: Arts and Entertainment
Throughout Oct – Wed 30 Nov
NOUR FESTIVAL OF ARTS 2011
The Nour Festival of Arts is the unique opportunity to become immersed in the rich and often surprising world of contemporary arts and culture from across the Middle East and North Africa, through mediums as diverse as fashion, literature, film, cookery, poetry, photography and hip hop. Visitors will have a rare chance to meet leading artists.. Venue: Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road, W14 8LZ. Info: 0207 471 9153.
Fri 7 & 8 Oct
PAPERBOY PRODUCTIONS FASHION XTRAVAGANZA
A fun evening showcasing the work of local designers, plus entertainment. Venue: Manor House Library, 34 Old Rd, London SE13 5SY. 6pm-9pm. Adm: £5. The same event is on the next day, but at 1pm-4pm. Info: 0208 314 77 / 07506 702 525.
Sat 22 Oct
AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN & CULTURAL FAMILY FUN DAY
The event is an opportunity for the community to come together, to learn and celebrate black history, enjoy a variety of fun activities, products, raffle prizes and cultural cuisine with live entertainment from cultural and unsigned artists such as: singers and dancers. Venue: Westbury Avenue Baptist Church, Westbury Avenue, London N22 6SA, 2pm – 8pm, Adm: Free.
Sun 30 Oct
FAMILY FUN DAY
Somali week festival: A day with a mixture of story telling, poetry and clown entertainment for the whole family, which will be enjoyed specially by the little ones. Venue: Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green, E2 6HG. 2–6pm Ad: Free. Info: 07903 712 949.
Thurs 27 Oct
GATEWAY HOUSING CELEBRATES BHM
Gateway Housing is hosting a lunchtime celebration for residents and others. There will be entertainment, food and Black History inspired art. Venue: Gateway Housing Association Head Office, 409–413 Mile End Road, London, E3 4PB. 12 noon–3pm. Info: 0208 709 4381.