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Black History Month in North Wales in 2016

NB Race Council Cymru is now leading on the co-ordination
of activities and support for BHM throughout Wales. 

Students from the African Caribbean Society at Bangor University "Celebrate" with Welsh poet Rhys Trimble and Lamin Touray.

Programme for BHM 2016:

Fri 30th Sept Black Umfolosi, Free Voice and Movement Workshop 12.30 - 2.00pm at PONTIO, Bangor All ages. Booking essential 01248 38 28 38

Fri 30th Sept 8pm Black Umfolosi from Southern Africa at PONTIO, Bangor £14/£12

Sat 1st Oct  Black History Month Launch and African Diaspora Day / Diwrnod Diaspora Affrica organised by Hub Cymru Africa and the NW BHM Team with "Black Wales, Our Wales" presentation at Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre, Bangor. 

Sat 1st Oct "More in Common" community event organised by "HOPE Not Hate" Event from 1.30 - 4.30pm at Bangor Arts Initiative Gallery in the Deiniolin Centre in High Street, Bangor

Fri 7th Oct "Irie Ocean" at Ocean in Llanfairfechan, Poetry Evening with Yasus Afari. 7.30pm

Thurs 13th Oct at Galeri in Caernarfon.  Black History Month Film Evening, showing "SELMA" the film released in 2015 chronicling Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights with an epic march from Selma to Alabama in 1965.

Mon 10th - Sat 15th Oct  "Hate Crime Awareness Week" 

Fri 14th Oct  "Black Wales, Our Wales" North Wales Race Awareness Conference to be hosted by a range of organisations including, Race Council Cymru, "Hope not Hate", CPLW, NWBHM 

Sat 15th Oct 10 - 3pm "Challenge Hate Crime" with Hope not Hate etc  workshops and performance event  in central Wrexham, with Open Mic Stage. details TBC

Sat 15th 4pm CLPW BHM Event with speakers, Portuguese Artistes and Food

Sat 15th Oct:  "Black Wales, Our Wales" event with Colwyn Bay Town Council and DRC Embassy Ceremony to reconsecrate graves of Congolese boys who died, while at the African Institute and Service to celebrate the life and times of Rev William Hughes and his vision in establishing the African Institute in Colwyn Bay. This will be followed by a celebration of Congo and Colwyn Bay links. Venue tbc

Wed 19th Oct. 7.30pm "Black Wales, Our Wales" event, hosted by Dolgellau Rotary on Dolgellau's links with the TransAtlantic Trade with presentations by Dr Marian Gwyn and discussion.

Mon 17th - Sun 23rd Oct "Irie Pesda Festival" in Bethesda with Jamaica Day and school workshops led by Jamaican Poet, Yasus Afari,

Monday 17th 7pm Reception at Neuadd Ogwen, followed at 8pm by talk on Sugar and Slate and local links with Black History by Dr Marian Gwyn

Fri 21st Oct 7.00pm Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda, featuring the "Irie Bards" - celebrating Poetry links between Wales and Jamaica, Yasus Afari and Rhys Trimble, with Welsh National Poet, Ifor ap Glyn.

Sat 22nd Oct 11.00am Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda, Family Film from Jamaica "Cool Runnings" featuring bobsleigh escapades

Sat 22nd Oct 1.30 - 3pm  Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda, Drumming Workshop for young people with Colin Daimond

Sat 22nd Oct 1.30 - 3pm  Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda, Jamaican African Dance Workshop for young people with Roberta Clemete

Sat 22nd Oct 1.30 - 3pm  Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda, Jamaian Welsh Poetry Workshop for young people with Yasus Afari and Rhys Trimble

From 3.00pm - 4.30pm the three groups will come together to make their presentations in a Jamaican Eisteddfod Show, showcasing other individual talent

Sat 22nd Oct 3.30 -6.00pm Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda, Jamaican Drumming Workshop with Tony Chess Drummers. This is for adult hand drummers with some experience, in preparation for Tribute performance in evening.

Sat 22nd Oct  8pm til lae!  "Reggae Pesda - Word Sound and Power", with guest Artiste from Jamaica, Dub Poet Yasus Afari, with a Tribute to Count Ozzie with Tony Chess Drummers, local Afro Samba Reggae Band, Bloco Swn and Freedom SoundSystem providing Roots Reggae tunes to top the night off.

Sun 23rd Oct 2pm - 4pm Neuedd Ogwen. Talk and discussion on Bethesda's links with the TransAtlantic Trade by Dr Marian Gwyn.

Sun 23rd Oct 7pm  Neuadd Ogwen A Black History Month Film Evening, showing "SELMA" the film released in 2015 chronicling Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights with an epic march from Selma to Alabama in 1965, followed by guided discussion

Mon 24th - Fri 28th Oct Half Term Drumming, Capoeira and African History Workshops at TOGY

Sat 29th Oct 12.00.  Bangor Black History Month Drumming Finale in High Street Bangor with workshops and presentations at Storiel, the new Archives facility in Bangor. 

More information and updates will shortly be included.

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