Black History Month (BHM) has been celebrated widely for many years honouring the achievements, culture and the history of black people.
There is a long standing commitment to continue offering the community a vibrant selection of events and activities through programmes that provide insight into the history and culture of the African, Caribbean and diaspora communities.
In Southwark, Black History Month has been recognised for over 25 years with a month long programme of exciting and inspirational events and workshops. Every year throughout October people, schools, libraries, groups and organisations host events and get involved with the celebration of black history.
Join us for an exciting free programme of music, dance and creativity. The day includes a live music programme headlined by The Real Thing, children’s workshops, a funfair, world foods stalls and Rumble in the Jumble.
Bermondsey Carnival will bring an exciting free programme of music, dance and events to Southwark Park on Saturday 6 July from 12 noon to 8pm. This year is extra special as we celebrate Southwark Park’s 150th birthday. The music line up will be headlined by The Real Thing and there will be free family and children’s workshops.
Join Southwark Notes, Latin Elephant and Up the Elephant to celebrate our precious community at Elephant and Castle and keep up the pressure for fair treatment for all our lovely traders who face displacement and eviction.
Love the Elephant street celebration! 12-3pm, Saturday 13th April
Outside Elephant and Castle shopping Centre
12:00-1pm – Music and festivities including a short Love the Elephant procession to the shopping centre for a public display of support. Bring your DIY placards and flags please!
Following the success of our fundraising party last year we are taking the next step in our vibrant campaign to force Southwark Council to bin the Elephant and Castle shopping Centre scheme. We have engaged the services of high-powered lawyers and are hopeful that we can quash the planning approval in the courts.
BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP TO RAISE FUNDS FOR OUR LEGAL CAMPAIGN
So please come along for a evening of entertainment and instruction!
PREMIERE Why Does the Elephant Keep Developing? (20 mins)Documentary filmmaker Emile Scott Burgoyne tracks the progress of the Elephant and Castle redevelopment scheme and the vibrant campaign to save our Elephant, asking some uncomfortable questions of the powers-that-be.
Rainbow Collective (29 mins) Campaigning film crew Rainbow Collectivechart the social cleansing of Peckham, Canada Water, the Aylesbury Estate, the Heygate Estate and the Elephant and Castle shopping centre, giving a platform to the local people most affected.
Discussion 8:15pm to 9pm
· Q&A with filmmakers Emile Scott Burgoyne and Hannan Majid from Rainbow Collective
· Short speeches from Up the Elephant campaigners.