What's On

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

Happy New Year to all our members and supporters - all the best for 2020

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.

Friday 10th Jan – Dr Runoko Rashidi : Black and Beautiful in the Ancient World.

Lecture at 6.30 – 9.30pm,  ACFA (WIOCC), 74 Carmoor Rd, Manchester, M13 0FB

Tickets: £7 from jus-tickets.com or £10 on the door. Food on sale from House of Hasheba

Thurs 16th + Fri 17th Jan - Creative Conversations: Black Women Artists Making & Doing

Influences and Inspirations of Literature and Language on Black Women’s Creativity

Organised in celebration of the many achievements of Prof. Lubaina Himid, CBE, RA: 35 years of art making, curating and creating conversations, and the first black woman to win the Turner Prize (2017).

16th January 11:00-17.30, Media Factory (ME 414): Artists talking about their own practices and processes of making, with presentations by Christine Eyene, Prof. Lubaina Himid, Evan Ifekoya, Claudette Johnson, Jade Montserrat, Dr Ingrid Pollard and Marlene Smith, plus an artist roundtable discussion.

17th January 10:00-16:30, Scholars Restaurant, Foster Building: art historian/curator/archivist talks on black women’s creativity, including Ego Ahaiwe, Dr. Anna Arabinden-Kesson, Prof. Celeste-Marie Bernier, Dr Catherine Grant, Dr Ella S. Mills, Prof. Griselda Pollock, Prof. Dot Price, Prof. Alan Rice and Dr Zoe Whitley.

Plus: slideshow of works by Joy Labinjo, ROOT-ed zine stand and visit to the Making Histories Visible Archive.

Booking essential at: www.ticketsource.co.uk/institute-for-black-atlantic-research

Also on 16th January 18:00-21:00: In Conversation with Lubaina Himid and Jackie Kay

Booking required separately through Eventbrite. Please email IbarUCLan@uclan.ac.uk to obtain a booking link for this event, and for any other queries about the Symposium. See also https://ibaruclan.com

What's Happening

Our regular meetings will start again shortly, date TBC, 6.30 at Jalgos Sports and Social Club, Rose St, Preston PR1 3XY. All welcome to plan exciting events for 2020

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. Here’s to an exciting and productive 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.