Get ready for Black History Month
Black History Month celebrations in Peterborough begin at the weekend.
The first event takes place in Cathedral Square on Saturday between 11am and 6pm. Therewill belive music, poetry readings, African clothing, food stalls and arts and crafts.
The theme for 2016 is ‘Africa, Mother of Mankind’ with a celebration of heritage and culture.
The other events are: Saturday, October 8 at the Millennium Centre, Dickens Street, 2pm until late. There will be games of dominoes, storytelling, traditional AfroCaribbean food, music and stalls.
• Saturday, October 22 at the Dominion Christian Connections, Park Road, 2pm to 6pm. There will be a fashion show from upcoming designer Seraphic Couture, music and food from different parts of Africa.
• Wednesday, November 9 at the Cavell Centre, Peterborough City Hospital, 1pm to 3pm. The event will include a fashion show, poetry and food stalls.
Bernadetta Omondi, from the Black History Month Committee, said: “We believe in community cohesion, integration and tolerance. Our theme this year will highlight that we are all ‘one’ regardless of our differences.”
For more information visit www.bhmpeterborough.org.