Black History Month


Black History Month falls in October every year and is aimed at celebrating the culture, origins, histories and achievements of African and Caribbean communities and their diaspora.Augusta, VP Community and Welfare

This month we are highlighting the power of feminism within the black community, showcasing the existing talents of our students from these backgrounds; from spoken word poetry to dance and fashion. We have recognised the significant rise in male mental health issues and as a result we will be addressing black male mental health with the focus to empower our students to reach their full potential and become future leaders in their respective fields.

To enhance the existing knowledge of African and Caribbean heritage, we will be showing films and also providing unique tips for creative entrepreneurs to thrive through workshops by other creative artists. We are also taking pride in our FRO and CURLS, with a natural hair showcase.

Having recognised the talent of our student content creators, we are launching the ‘Black History Month Magazine’ which covers work from our very own students – so make sure you get our own copy!

We cannot resist emphasising our love for food and the distinctive food options that make us who we are, so we will be hosting an African and Caribbean Street Food Festival!

We are “honouring our ROOTS and creating our FUTURES”

We welcome ALL students to engage with as many events highlighted below. See you all there!

Visit the Hall of Fame Gallerycelebrating diverse Black cultures, Black role models and achievements of Black people. 



Culture Fusion dance team taster session
2nd October 7pm - 9pm
UWE Centre For Performing Arts
Are you interested in learning or practicing Afrobeat, dancehall, Coupe decale, Soca, Breakdance, Hip hop? or just curious?Then you're more than welcome to the Culture Fusion Dance Society taster session. Tell a friend to tell a friend!
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Afro Futurism Workshop: Courtenay Welcome
4th October 1pm - 4pm
Bower Ashton Campus
What does the future look like to you? Artist Courtenay Welcome invites you to play, explore and reform notions of cultural heritage and identity through a Collage / Zine based workshop using primary (and secondary) images.
Bower Ashton Event | Black History Month
Black History Month Presents 'Poets in the City'
4th October 6pm - 8:30pm
Bower Ashton Student Union Bar
In honour of Black History Month and National Poetry Day the Student's Union at UWE and UWE Library present Poets in the City featuring the best poetic talent in Bristol including Miles Chambers & Laurence Hoo.
Bower Ashton Event | Free | Black History Month
Equity: Own Your Success
10th October 1pm - 2pm
1B22, Glenside Campus
BAME students can face additional challenges on placement, how do you manage navigating white spaces and your well-being?
Glenside Event | Free | Black History Month
Black Men & Masculinity with Daniel Edmund
10th October 3pm - 5pm
3X109 - Frenchay
Exploring the unique beauty and challenges of the black male experience this workshop is for men of African and Caribbean heritages to take a pause, ask the deep questions and empower each other to be leaders and step into their full potential.
Frenchay Event | Alcohol Free | Black History Month | World Mental Health Day
Dark Girls Film Screening
11th October 5:30pm - 8pm
Glenside Student Union Bar
Dark Girls is a documentary film that goes underneath the surface to explore the prejudices that dark-skinned women face throughout the world. It explores the roots of classism and racism.
Glenside Event | Free | Black History Month
Hidden Figures Film Screening
12th October 6pm - 9pm
2D07 - Frenchay
Hosted by the BME Staff Forum
Frenchay Event | Free | Black History Month
This Hijabi Says: Poetry Performance
17th October 7pm - 8:30pm
The Students Union- Upper Engagement Space
This Hijabi Says: black hijabi's explore identity & faith through poetry in honour of Black History Month.
Frenchay Event | Free | Black History Month
Black fashion & Influence Workshop: Lily Brabham
18th October noon - 2pm
Bower Ashton Campus
An exploration and in-depth look into Black fashion past, present and future led by fashion designer Lily Brabham. Offering a group exercises, recreating garments from inspiration. A chance to meet new people, learn new things and share what you know
Bower Ashton Event | Free | Black History Month
Moonlight Film Screening
19th October 6pm - 8pm
2D07 - Frenchay
Winner of the Oscar Best Picture: Moonlight is a beautiful film portraying the life of Chiron as a young queer black man growing up in turbulent Miami, following his ongoing struggles with his sexuality and family.
Frenchay Event | Free | Black History Month
My Fro and Me- Natural Hair Showcase
20th October 5pm - 8:30pm
Hamilton House
“My Fro and Me” is a Natural Hair Event where positive voices will be echoed as we look to embrace our natural hair for what it truly is - curls, kinks, locs and all!
Off Campus | Black History Month
Sweding Films Workshop: Pierre Amiral
23rd October 1pm - 4pm
Bower Ashton Campus- Room TBC
Film Maker, Pierre Amiral will be teaching you the process of recreating your favorite film or story shot by shot from scratch using whatever you can get your hands on. You will learn key conventional laws of film - camera, sound, scene and editing.
Bower Ashton Event | Free | Black History Month
Equity: Takeover
24th October 11am - 5pm
Equity brings to you a TED talk style event delivered by a team of expert BAME coaches who specialise in Black Masculinity and Black and Brown Girl Magic. Expect to leave feeling empowered!
Frenchay Event | Free | Black History Month
Equity: The Link
24th October 5pm - 8:30pm
This evening event provides our students with an opportunity to develop their networking skills and meet role models whilst allowing BAME professionals to make connections with others from across the city.
Free | Black History Month
African Queens: Power & Feminism in African History
26th October 6:30pm - 8pm
The Students Union- Upper Engagement Space
The African Queen Project is partnering with Dr Michelle Yaa Asantewa of Black History Walks to give a special talk into some of the stories behind key African Queens who were great spiritual and political leaders of their time.
Frenchay Event | Free | Black History Month
Visualising Dreams Workshop: Nicole Connaisseur
27th October 10am - 4pm
Nicole Connaisseur invites you to create a vision board that should make participants more motivated and inspired to pursue their goals they are longing for as an artist.
Campaigns | Bower Ashton Event | Free | Black History Month
African Caribbean Street Food Festival
30th October 12:30pm - 4pm
Plaza outside FBL
Frenchay Event | Black History Month
Black Panther Film Screening
31st October 6pm - 9pm
2D07 - Frenchay
Hosted by the BME Staff Forum
Frenchay Event | Free | Black History Month
Black Figures in Medieval England
1st November 7pm - 8pm
2X112- Frenchay
The History Society invites guest speaker Peter Fleming to highlight the histories and contributions of Black Figures during Europe's Middle Ages.
Frenchay Event | Free | Black History Month
Black Figures in the Medieval Period
1st November 7pm - 8pm
2X112 UWE Frenchay Campus
Professor Peter Fleming will be giving a talk on Black Figures in the Medieval Period to honour Black History Month. The talk will take place on UWE campus, last roughly 45 minutes to an hour, and will followed by an opportunity for questions.
Frenchay Event | Black History Month
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