Free celebration of Black History Month at University of Bedfordshire this half-term

Dance students. Image: University of Bedfordshire
Dance students. Image: University of Bedfordshire

This Black History Month, the University of Bedfordshire campus on Polhill Avenue will host a free creative showcase celebrating the history of Black arts through dance and performance, open to the public.

Organised by the University’s Race Equality Network (REN) and the Black Members Union Group (UNISON/UCU), the ‘Black Excellence’ student platform event will be held on Thursday, 26 October between 3pm and 5pm.

Places are free but you can register in advance here to reserve your space.

At the event, students, alumni and staff from the University of Bedfordshire’s School of Arts & Creative Industries will take to the stage alongside talented local artists to showcase poetry, dance, music, spoken word and discussion all aiming to educate and celebrate Black culture.

The performances will be followed by refreshments and a chaired post-show discussion with performers.

Speaking about these exciting events, Pamela Du-Bisette, University of Bedfordshire’s health and safety advisor and REN member, said: “This event will celebrate cultural heritage through the universal language of dance and performance.

“It will serve as a platform for students, alumni, local artists, and staff to showcase their talent, raising awareness through the different forms of artistic expression, including poetry, dance, music, spoken word, and meaningful discussion.

“This event is not only a celebration but also an opportunity to educate, reflect and inspire.”

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