Black History Month celebrates 30 years of work across Ipswich

Ipswich's Black History Month starts at the University of Suffolk on Tuesday - what else has been ha

Ipswich's Black History Month starts at the University of Suffolk on Tuesday - what else has been happening in Suffolk? Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

This year’s Black History Month in Ipswich has a special celebration at its heart – it is the 30th anniversary of the first festival.

Films, dancing, a soul night and a family day are among the highlights of this year’s celebration in Ipswich.

This year’s events are being organised by the newly-formed Black History Month Collective and kicks off on Tuesday at 7pm with a lecture on “Black History and the Crisis in Black Identity” by Professor Kheftu Sa Aqi Ba Aunkh at the University of Suffolk. Tickets are £5 / £3 concessions, payable at the door.

Over the month there are films and a special music night before the celebration closes with an African and Caribbean market on November 11 at the University of Suffolk. Programme information and details are available from HydroJetz. Fore St, Ipswich or Déjà vu, 10 Norwich Rd, Ipswich and on the Suffolk African History Month facebook page @SAHMCollective


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