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Black History Month sizzles with talent

Published Friday, 25 September 2015

Why not join us at the Black History Month Opening Ceremony?

6.30pm – 8.00pm, Thursday 1 October
The Dugdale Centre, Thomas Hardy House
39 London Road, Enfield EN2 6DS

As a curtain raiser to this year’s Black History Month, there’s a treat in store as ‘The Black Canvas’ – a stunning art exhibition by talented young students at Winchmore School, opens a month of festive and thoughtful events supported by Enfield Council.

This month-long exhibition at the Dugdale Centre takes as its theme images of prominent black figures recognised throughout the world. It is one of the 22 events taking place in Enfield throughout October.

Cllr Yasemin Brett, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Organisations said, “‘The Black Canvas’ reminds us of some remarkable people. Original art work created by students includes: Barack Obama – US president; Naomi Campbell – super model; Moira Stewart – newsreader; Serena Williams – tennis no.1; Usain Bolt – fastest man on earth; Louis Armstrong – musician; Mohamad Ali – Boxer; Sir Lenny Henry – comedian and comic relief/charity: Rudolph Walker – plays Patrick in EastEnders

“There will also be recreations of artwork by black artists/ artists who depict black culture, figures and life.

“These arresting images have been created using a number of exciting processes and they herald a Black History Month programme that will inspire, entertain and surprise us.

“Black History Month is a national celebration that was first celebrated in the United Kingdom in 1987 and continues to be marked annually in October.

“It aims to: promote knowledge of black history, culture and heritage; distribute information on positive black contributions to British Society and raise the confidence and awareness among black people of their proud cultural heritage.

“This year Black History Month in Enfield simply sizzles and bursts with talent, creativity, discussions, and even a careers seminar in the Enfield Council Chamber.

“It offers an abundance of music and drama at the Millfield Arts Centre and Dugdale theatre, while Enfield Town and Edmonton Green Libraries are hosting a travelling exhibition that charts the role of Africans in the First World War.

“At the launch Winchmore’s Expressive Arts Team is also showcasing extracts from their school’s production of ‘The Lion King’ to set the mood for a great month.”

The Black History Month brochure has full details of all the events during October 2015 and is also available at:  Link

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