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Black History Month in North Wales - October 2017

“OUR STARS, OUR FUTURE, OUR HISTORY”

NB. There are opportunities throughout the month for schools to book workshops on Black History, Drumming, and Caribbean Storytelling,
as well as Jamaica Wales Alliance School Links
see www.learninglinksinternational.com

The following dates are confirmed (unconfirmed) :

Saturday 30th September:  BHM Launch Event held @ Storiel in Bangor with drumming and presentations, with the main Drumming celebration held by the clock in the High Street at 12.00 followed by a procession back to Storiel for the official launch by the Mayor of Bangor – see press release click here

During October: Black History Month is to be recognised by the Bangor Cathedral team and other local churches and chapels

Sunday 1st October: Black History Month Launch @ Saith Seren, 18 Chester Street, Wrexham, LL13 8BG from 2.00pm – 6.00pm with Hip Hop, Rap, Dance, Beatbox, Amigos y Cymuned Choir and Guest Speakers see press release here

Friday 6th October: North Wales Jamaica Society Open Meeting @ Storiel in Bangor 2.00pm – 4.00pm Presentations on “Eisteddfod in Jamaica” with Marian Isherwood, "The History of Pennants, Jamaica" by Dr Marian Gwyn and the launch of "Pennants School Refurbishment Appeal" by Liz Millman from the Jamaica Wales Alliance

Saturday 7th October: African Caribbean Society BHM celebrations, fashion show, poetry and presentations @ Powis Hall, Bangor University. NB this is a student event and not open to the public.

Monday 9th October: "Welsh Woollen Cloth and the Slave Trade" Dr Marian Gwyn, at Dolgellau Archives/Library at 2pm, with including an opportunity to take a walk afterwards to see some of the examples in the local architecture (weather permitting) 

Wednesday 11th October: "Jamaican Evening" with Dr Marian Gwyn and Liz Millman from the North Wales Jamaica Society @ Anglesey Federation of WIs in Llanfairpwll WI Hall at 7pm. All welcome, with Jamaican style refreshments!

Saturday 14th October: Presentation by Dr Marian Gwyn, “Britain and Slavery, Coerced Labour in the 18th Century Caribbean” @ 10am at Labour Party meeting in Conwy

Sat 14th – Sat 21st Oct:  Hate Crime Week

Sat 22nd Oct: Drumming Workshop with guest speakers and African food @ Saith Seren, 18 Chester Street, Wrexham, LL13 8BG from 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Tues 24th Oct: Fio presents on BHM tour of Wales “The Mountaintop” production at Pontio in Bangor

Thurs 26th October: 2017 Learning Links International's 2nd Annual International Symposium on Black History, including update relating to research into the life and times of Rev. William Hughes, Colwyn Bay Town Hall 2-4pm phone 07711569489 for more details 

Thurs 26th Oct: Occasional Cinema at Blue Sky in Bangor for a showing of the brilliant film “Hidden Figures” which tells the story of the team of Black African American female mathematicians, who undertook a vital role in the early years of the NASA space programme.

Book a meal by checking Blue Sky website

Friday 27th October - 2nd November: African Film Festival held at Pontio in Bangor 

Saturday 28th October: "Celebration of BHM and Nigerian Independence" hosted by Maggie's Exotic Foods pop up restaurant at The Red Lion, 19 High Street, Penygroes LL54 6PL at 6.30pm. Bring your own bottles. Tickets £22, please phone Maggie to reserve places on 07949 589736

Sun 29th Oct: Wales BHM Finale @ Wales Millenium Centre – Book tickets on coach from Bangor, phone Marian Gwyn on 07738 570313

Saturday 4th November: North Wales Jamaica Society with Learning Links International presents a night of Reggae with “Macka B” @ Nueadd Ogwen, Ffordd Bangor, Bethesda tickets in advance from www.neuaddogwen.com £12.50 and on the night £15

Other activities planned:

Learning Links International: Rev. William Hughes Project. During the month, there will be filming workshops with the Rev William Hughes Family Research Team and workshops at Bangor Archives

TBC

???? Jamaica Wales Heritage Links

Talk by Dr Marian Gwyn on Penrhyn Castle and Plantations in Jamaica @ Penrhyn Castle or in Bethesda or both

Talk by Dr Marian Gwyn on the links between North Wales and plantations in Jamaica @ Denbigh in Archives?

???? Colin’s various workshops

???? Evening Presentation and Discussion held in Bethesda with Dav Devall and colleagues

??? Bangor University Archives: Workshop exploring papers and artefacts relating to the life and times of Reverend William Hughes and the African Institute

??? Conwy Archives: Workshop exploring papers and artefacts relating to the life and times of Reverend William Hughes and the African Institute

??? Caernarfon Archives: Evening workshop introducing the story of Jack Ystumllyn

??? Black Boy Inn: Black History Month Dinner with guest speaker

??? Service or visit to St Cynhaern at Ynyscynhaern to remember Jack Ystumllyn

??? Thurs evenings? NWAMI / Centre for Cultural Engagement in Colwyn Bay, talks on Black History topics and “Bay FM” recordings for 2 shows

??? Maggie’s Exotic Foods: Event TBC

??? ACS – Nigerian event with OYINBO BANKI, Chief Elwyn Wiliams

Half term:

??? Jamaican Eisteddfod preparation workshops for dance and song @ Neuadd Ogwen and / or in Storiel

??? Jamaican Eisteddfod @ Neuadd Ogwen

??? Black History workshops @ Storiel with Anancy the Spider and Jamaican story teller, Joy Roxborough

??? Jamaica Wales Alliance – “The contribution made by Welsh Teachers and Ministers in Jamaica” The personal story of Rev. Jones and his fakily – Miriam Isherwood

??? North Wales African Society: Launch event and talk on “The Mali Empire and the Libraries of Timbuktu” by Lamin Touray

 

?? HLF workshop

??  Jamaican Jerk Festival @ Nueadd Ogwen, Bethesda from 12.00 noon. Tickets £?? From Nueadd Ogwen

 

Friday 20th Oct / Sat 21st Oct: a meeting of ACS students to talk about African history and the shared history of countries that students come from and Wales. I also asked if if we could find out about the African languages spoken by ACS students.

History Month in North Wales - October 2017

“OUR STARS, OUR FUTURE, OUR HISTORY”

N.B. There are opportunities throughout the month for schools to book workshops on Black History, Drumming, Caribbean Storytelling
and the Jamaica Wales Alliance Schools Links,
see www.learninglinksinternational.com

The following dates are confirmed (unconfirmed) :

Saturday 30th September:  BHM Launch Event held @ Storiel in Bangor from 10.00am with Drumming and Presentations, with the main Drumming celebration held by the clock in the High Street at 12.00 followed by a procession back to Storiel for the official launch by the Mayor of Bangor – for more details check BHM 2017 Bangor Launch

Sunday 1st October Black History Month to be celebrated at Bangor Cathedral

Sunday 1st October: Black History Month Launch @ Saith Seren, 18 Chester Street, Wrexham, LL13 8BG from 2.00pm – 6.00pm with Hip Hop, Rap, Dance, Beatbox, Amigos y Cymuned Choir and Guest Speakers

Wed 4th October: Welsh wool and involvement in Slave Trade @talk at Llangollen Museum 7.00pm

Friday 6th October: North Wales Jamaica Society Open Meeting @ Storiel in Bangor 2.00pm – 4.00pm Presentation on “Eisteddfod in Jamaica” and launch of Pennants School Refurbishment Appeal

Sat 7th October: African Caribbean Society celebrations and presentations, @ Powis Hall, Bangor University NB this is a student event and not open to the public.

Wednesday 11th October: Jamaican Evening @ Anglesey Federation of WIs in Llanfairpwll at 7pm, All Welcome!

Saturday 14th October: Presentation by Dr Marian Gwyn, “Britain and Slavery, Coerced Labour in the 18th Century Caribbean” @ Labour Party meeting in Conwy

Sat 14th – Sat 21st Oct:  Hate Crime Week

Friday 20th Oct / Sat 21st Oct: a meeting of ACS students to talk about African history and the shared history of countries that students come from and Wales. I also asked if if we could find out about the African languages spoken by ACS students.

Sat 22nd Oct: Drumming Workshop with guest speakers and African food @ Saith Seren, 18 Chester Street, Wrexham, LL13 8BG from 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Tues 24th Oct: Fio presents on BHM tour of Wales “The Mountaintop” production at Pontio in Bangor

Thurs 26th Oct: 2017 Black History Seminar and Presentation relating to Rev William Hughes, held at Colwyn Bay Town Hall 2-4pm

Sun 29th Oct: Wales BHM Finale @ Wales Millenium Centre – Book tickets on coach from Bangor

Saturday 4th November: North Wales Jamaica Society with Learning Links International presents a night of Reggae with “Macka B” @ Nueadd Ogwen in Bethesda tickets £??

Other activities planned:

Learning Links International: Rev. William Hughes Project. During the month, there will be filming workshops with the Rev William Hughes Family Research Team and workshops at Bangor Archives

TBC

???? Jamaica Wales Heritage Links

Talk by Dr Marian Gwyn on Penrhyn Castle and Plantations in Jamaica @ Penrhyn Castle or in Bethesda or both

Talk by Dr Marian Gwyn on the links between North Wales and plantations in Jamaica @ Denbigh in Archives?

???? Colin’s various workshops

???? Evening Presentation and Discussion held in Bethesda with Dav Devall and colleagues

??? Bangor University Archives: Workshop exploring papers and artefacts relating to the life and times of Reverend William Hughes and the African Institute

??? Conwy Archives: Workshop exploring papers and artefacts relating to the life and times of Reverend William Hughes and the African Institute

??? Caernarfon Archives: Evening workshop introducing the story of Jack Ystumllyn

??? Black Boy Inn: Black History Month Dinner with guest speaker

??? Service or visit to St Cynhaern at Ynyscynhaern to remember Jack Ystumllyn

??? Thurs evenings? NWAMI / Centre for Cultural Engagement in Colwyn Bay, talks on Black History topics and “Bay FM” recordings for 2 shows

??? Maggie’s Exotic Foods: Event TBC

??? ACS – Nigerian event with OYINBO BANKI, Chief Elwyn Wiliams

Half term:

??? Jamaican Eisteddfod preparation workshops for dance and song @ Neuadd Ogwen and / or in Storiel

??? Jamaican Eisteddfod @ Neuadd Ogwen

??? Black History workshops @ Storiel with Anancy the Spider and Jamaican story teller, Joy Roxborough

??? Jamaica Wales Alliance – “The contribution made by Welsh Teachers and Ministers in Jamaica” The personal story of Rev. Jones and his fakily – Miriam Isherwood

??? North Wales African Society: Launch event and talk on “The Mali Empire and the Libraries of Timbuktu” by Lamin Touray

 

?? HLF workshop

??  Jamaican Jerk Festival @ Nueadd Ogwen, Bethesda from 12.00 noon. Tickets £?? From Nueadd Ogwen




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