Black History Month at UAL

Arts Students’ Union are running a full Black History Month event series throughout October, providing students and staff across all UAL colleges fantastic opportunities to celebrate the richness of black culture at UAL and beyond.

This will be a Black History Month to remember!

All events are FREE & open to students from every UAL college! 😀

#BHM calendar of events:

Monday 3rd October
Poetic Dynamics – portraying the complexities & dimensions of poetry
LCC Darkroom Bar
6pm onwards
Learn about the art of poetry at this student-run, SU-funded event in Arts student bar.
View the event: bit.ly/2d84GBj

Wednesday 5th October
ByYourSide: Creative Arts Workshop with Travis Alabanza
1 – 4pm
Arts Diversity Matters society have collaborated with LGBT equality charity Stonewall for a workshop open to both LGBTQ+ identifying and non-identifying allies. This is a great opportunity to show expression of our LGBTQ and non-binary siblings this Black History Month!
View the event: http://bit.ly/2d82VlL

Wednesday 5th October
African Caribbean Society – Meet & Greet
LCC Darkroom Bar
6 – 9pm
Connect with the African Caribbean community within your course, college and UAL itself at this friendly student society mixer.
Find out more about the society: bit.ly/2dn4xvf

Thursday 6th October
Black History Month Exhibition – Private View
CSM Students’ Union Gallery Space
6 – 9pm
Savour art made here at UAL by Black students whilst enjoying free refreshments. If you can’t make the Private view, come along when you’re free next – the exhibition runs until 19th October.
View the event: bit.ly/2dGqoyj

Wednesday 12th October
Women & Non-Binary Identities – a panel discussion with Shades of Noir
CSM LMVH Lecture Theatre
12:30 noon
Are women and non-binary folk portrayed in black history? Is this representation fair? What does this mean to the mediatisation of Black History Month?
View the event: bit.ly/2cDZ2Zy

Friday 14th October
Workshop with Travis Alabanza
CSM Students’ Union Gallery Space
2 – 4pm
Spaces are LIMITED – book your free place: bit.ly/2dB3msH
A session for those who wish to learn more about performance art, hosted by the trans non-binary performance artist behind the one-person show, ‘Stories Of A Queer Muddy Brown Kid’
View the event: bit.ly/2cNzIys

Friday 14th October
Black Performance & Poetry
LCC Darkroom Bar
6 – 9pm
See fellow students from every corner of UAL perform their work at the Arts Students’ Union bar.
View the event: bit.ly/2dtLtNH

Wednesday 19th October
Film Festival – a screening of various films by Black creatives
LCF Golden Lane, Room 201
6pm onwards
See what the Black filmmmaker scene has going on and celebrate creativity at LCF.
View the event: bit.ly/2d9wA39

Wednesday 26th October
African Caribbean Society Film Screening – Wimbledon Screening Room
6pm onwards
Connect with the African Caribbean community within your course, college and UAL itself whilst enjoying film celebrating Black History.
Find out more about the society: bit.ly/2dn4xvf

Thursday 27th October
Working Through The Gaps – a discussion on the attainment at UAL
LCF High Holborn, Room G05
6pm – 9pm
BME students are statistically less likely to achieve whilst studying at UAL. Join this session to find out why, what UAL are doing to better support BME students throughout their studies and be a part of the discussion between students and UAL.
View the event: bit.ly/2d83Owr