Its October and Black History Month has almost come to an end!
I’m not really one to hoop and holla about it, because for me Black History is every day of the year!
What I do look forward to is the countless events, that are put on during the month.
This year I tried to attend as many events as I was able and still did not get through them all. Here are just 3 of the best events I attended.
Black And Muslim In Britain – Season 2
Black and Muslim in Britain is back for it’s 2nd season! I attended last year and I was blown away. It was refreshing to be around Muslims with the same experiences as me, from different walks of life yet all with the same struggles of balancing life as a Black Muslim in Britain. The second edition did not disappoint! I laughed, I pondered, I learnt and I socialised with some beautiful people. Check out the videos on YouTube or their Facebook page.
This show was playing at the Trafalgar Studios in the West End. One of the best one man shows I have watched in 2018.
Misty is showing until the 17th November. If you can I recommend you add this to your calendar – it is definite a must see!! MISTY – TICKETS
Pros: The imagery, the humour, the spoken word, the live music, and the actors talent.
Cons: There were a couple of slap stick comedy moments that seemed awkwardly misplaced or went on for too long
Akala and David Olusoga: Striking the Empire
This timely discussion was held at the Royal Festival Hall. I went with one of my best friends and we had an awesome time.
The conversation between David and Akala explored everything from empire and race to culture and class, retracing and contextualising the roots of modern British society.
June Sarpong was the host, she was excellent! I did not realise how funny she was. Growing up with her as the T4 presenter on Sunday mornings ( showing my age) gave me a sense of nostalgia.