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About Black History Month

October is Black History Month and our chance to reflect on the past and celebrate a number of vibrant and compelling cultures. Around the university you will notice displays about Black History Month, kindly supplied by The Fish Factory in Penryn as well as stories from our very own students through the platform of the Voices project. There are a number of events being put on by the Students’ Union, both universities and The African and Caribbean Society (ACS) so make sure you keep checking back here to find out what’s going on.


Louisa Adjoa Parker: Black Histories in the South West

2 October, 14:00 - 15:30, Exchange Lecture Theatre

Louisa Adjoa Parker hosts a talk, Q&A and workshop exploring local and regional Black histories as part of Black History Month.

Pentreath: Race and Experiences of Mental Health Service

9 October, 14:00 - 15:30, Peter Lanyon, Seminar 8
Community Development Worker Dean Harvey presents a talk on race and experiences of mental health and wellbeing, to coincide with Black History Month and World Mental Health Day.

Ankara Cloth Workshop

10 October, 17:00, Lamorva, Woodlane Campus

Mobo Party

11 October, 22:00 - 2:20, Bahama Mama's, Falmouth

BAME Careers Pizza night

14 October, 6pm-8pm EXCH Green

BHM Quiz Night

15 October, 7pm-9pm, Upper Stannary

Donald and the Trumpets

18 October, 18:00 - late, Upper Stannary

Live music event.


19 October, 17:00 - 20:00, Old Chapel Lecture Theatre

Black History Month Reading Group

21 October, 18:00 - 20:00, Peter Lanyon, Seminar 2

How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi.

ACS Movie Night

21 October, 19:30 - 22:00

Hidden Figures Film Screening

25 October, 16:30 - 19:00, DM Lecture B

Free popcorn! 

Beyond Face: 2,000 Stories

30 October, 19:30, Amata

Beyond Face is a performance company based in Plymouth whose aim is raise the profile and visibility of people of colour working in the arts.

"This is a show about stories: the ones that have stayed with us, the ones we have forgotten and the ones we may have been forced to hear. Who decides on the selection of stories we are told and are we really listening anyway?"

External Events

Exhibition - Fish Factory

24 - 28 October, Fish Factory

More Info

If you would like to find out more about Black History Month and the events we have planned, please contact your Welfare and Inclusivity President Allie Guy or ACS.