10 October 2011

Celebrate Black History Month in Bromsgrove

BROMSGROVE residents can get involved in this year’s Black History Month at a series of events, being supported by Bromsgrove District Council.

Amongst a programme of events marking Black History Month, a full evening of entertainment at Artrix on Thursday, October 20 concludes with an 8pm performance of "Rivers to Cross" by the Gazebo Theatre Company, with an African Caribbean buffet free for ticketholders.

Tickets for this powerful new multimedia play spanning 174 years of true stories of great accomplishments in the face of imperialism and segregation right up to modern day are £12, £10 concessions, or £8 for block bookings of 10 or more tickets, with food included.

The buffet, provided by the Wildmoor Oak’s award winning chef Lorenzo Richards, is from 6.30pm.

Contact Artrix Box Office on 01527 577330 or see artrix.co.uk.

Bromsgrove District Council’s portfolio holder for Legal, Equalities and Democratic Services, Councillor Mark Bullivant, said: “We are proud to be supporting Black History Month for another year.

“The events are invariably fun and entertaining, as well as being educational and helping to bring together different parts of our community. This year’s programme looks excellent.”

Chairman of Bromsgrove Black History Society, Trevor Rigg, said: “The time for celebrating Black History Month is here again. We applaud the involvement of our partners, the district council, Artrix, Bromsgrove Library, and North Bromsgrove High School for helping towards our aims through these events.”

On the same evening the foyer at Artrix will also host Bromsgrove’s first glimpse of The History Detectives’ exhibition “Black People in the West Midlands 1650-1918", from 6pm. It’s free of charge and includes a free prize draw for other event tickets.

For the full list of events and activities taking place in the district during Black History Month 2011, see the district council’s brochure at bromsgrove.gov.uk.

Reprinted courtesy of the Bromsgrove Advertiser