What's On

Join us for our regular monthly meetings - see below for details.


Visit our Calendar for interesting events around the region. Contact us if you have an event you would like to share to a wider audience.


Tuesday 19th Nov - The Amazing Ira Aldridge

The Amazing Ira Aldridge:
The story of a black American actor on British stages in the nineteenth century

The event will take place at 5.30 pm in the Livesey House Café,
UCLAN, Heatley Street, Preston

To book tickets please email tsaxon@uclan.ac.uk

African American actor, Ira Aldridge arrived in England in 1827 and forged a successful career on stage in Britain and Europe over the next forty years. Ira Aldridge is significant—and amazing— because he used the stage as a platform to fight against racism and enslavement in the British-occupied Caribbean and the United States.

Featuring performance artist Joe Williams in a specially written show.
Based on research undertaken by Dr Theresa Saxon.
Includes extracts from characters played by Aldridge.


Tuesday 19th Nov - PBHG Food Social

Details TBC (self funded). Come along and get to know us and one-another. This is a fun evening with no talking shop!!

Contact our Secretary Christina for info christina@prestonblackhistorygroup.org.uk


Tuesday 26th Nov - PBHG AGM

6.30 at Jalgos Sports and Social Club, Rose St, Preston PR1 3XY. All welcome for a review of 2019


What's Happening

Our next regular meeting will be our AGM on Tuesday 26th Nov, 6.30 at Jalgos Sports and Social Club, Rose St, Preston PR1 3XY. All welcome for a review of 2019

We invite our friends and supporters to a Food Social on Tuesday 19th Nov details TBC (self funded). Come along and get to know us and one-another.

Meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month at 6.30pm,  Jalgos Sports and Social Club, Rose St, Preston and will be on our calendar and Facebook page. We take a break after a busy Black History Month in October and our AGM in November so meetings will re-start in 2020. All welcome to plan exciting events for 2020


PBHG are working on an interesting programme of events throughout the year - watch this space.



  • 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.