What's On

Great events planned for 2017

Visit our Calendar for interesting Black History Month events around the region.

Wed 4th October 2017 - Black to the Future 2017

Preston Black History Group invites you to join them at Fulwood Methodist Church, Watling Street Road, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 8EA at 6.15pm for Light refreshments - programme starts at 7pm. Come along and help us celebrate Black Achievers and Achievements. Always a moving and uplifting experience for all. Free event - all welcome!

13-15 October 2017 - Exciting Conference on Russian Revolution and the Black Atlantic to be held at IBAR

The conference The Red and the Black – The Russian Revolution and the Black Atlantic will be held at the Institute for Black Atlantic Research (IBAR), University of Central Lancashire, Preston to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution. The event includes . . . 

Sat 14th Oct - Cultural Evening with Linton Kwesi Johnson  at 8pm (bookable separate from the main conference).

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Sun 22nd October 2017 - The Life and Times of Tommy Meade.

5pm at Jalgos Sports and Social club, Rose St Preston. A social evening of games, jokes, masquerades remembering Tommy Meade and raising funds for the recent hurricane disasters in the Caribbean. Free event - all welcome.

What's Happening

PBHG  Next regular monthly meeting is our AGM on Tuesday 14th November at 6.15pm,  Jalgos Sports and Social Club, Rose St, Preston. All welcome to plan events for 2018. Meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month. Check out our news about Prof Lubaina Himid's Turner Prize nomination she is currently the favourite to win the prestigious Award which is announced in December. Her exhibition is on now in Hull and she will be showing her work at the Harris in 2018. And check out PBHG member Philip Duncan and his Spectrum Carnival Troupe
In 1924 Carter G. Woodson founded what would become African (Black) History Month to educate the world about Africa and its contributions to human history. The Preston Black History Group was set up in 2002 (and incorporated in 2011) to research, celebrate and find ways to collect local and regional black history. We produce a range of activities for Black History Month and throughout the year. We develop ideas with groups and organisations to share our history and culture. We want to find out more so we can work to educate and inspire our families, community, future generations and ourselves. Preston Black History Group works to:
  • Highlight the achievements of people of African descent
  • Motivate community and social development
  • Promote confidence in social enterprise
  • Share our histories with the wider community.