Black History at Leicester


Every October, the UK comes together to celebrate Black History Month

As part of the month long celebration, we are hosting a series of events to raise awareness and celebrate diversity. From film screenings to mental health workshops, we’re sure you will find something to interest you.

All of our events are free and open to all of our staff and students.

What’s on?

Get creative!

Are you a student who loves graphic design or a maestro with a paintbrush? This year we are asking you to create a poster based on the theme of Black History: Past, Present and Future.

Three winners will each receive a £200 Amazon voucher and have their work displayed proudly on campus!

Posters need to be A3 or smaller and be submitted by 5.00pm on Friday 26 October. You can take your completed posters to John Foster Reception or Attenborough Arts Centre.

Black History at Leicester Project

Our library have been working with students, from undergraduate to PhD, to explore our archives for material related to local Black History in Leicester. You can have a look at some examples on our event flyers and you can find out more information on the Library website.

The exhibition will be on display in the Digital Reading room throughout Black History Month so make sure to drop in and have a look.

Remedies and Reasons: Health Matters Exhibition

  • African Caribbean Centre, Maidstone Road, Leicester
  • Saturday 29 September –Saturday 13 October

Concept Body Artist Emma Fay has worked with participants of the Community Learning Project (CLiP), the West Indian Senior Citizens Leicester Ageing Together Project and members of the public to understand their impressions of health and captured how mental wellbeing plays a role in this. Following one-to-one interviewing, Emma has visually portrayed their perceptions of health and mental wellbeing through the medium of body art.

The exhibition is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9.00am-6.00pm and Saturday, 9.00am-2.00pm.


Students' Union

The Students' Union BAME Officer and Wellbeing Officer have created their 'We Are Black History' campaign; have a look at what they have planned here.


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