Croydon Celebrates Black History October 2013 www.croydon.gov.uk/ccbh

Croydon Celebrates
Black History
October 2013
www.croydon.gov.uk/ccbh
For library activities where
booking is required,
places should be reserved
at the library.
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Telephone:
020 8726 6900
NORTH
Areas and libraries including Broad Green, Norbury,
South Norwood & Thornton Heath
Broad Green Library, 89 Canterbury Road, Croydon CR0 3HH
Date
Activity description
All month
Black History Month display.
Friday 4
October
Monday 28
October
Venue
Broad Green
Library
Henna Hand painting: learn about its Broad Green
history and have your hand painted.
Library
Music and Storytelling with
Broad Green
Alexander D Great.
Library
Time of
event
Age
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Ticketed
All month
All
Drop-in
4pm - 5pm Families T
10.30am - Families T
11.30am
Norbury Library, Beatrice Avenue SW16 4UW
Date
Activity description
All month
Saturday 5
October
Every
Saturday
during
October
Tuesday 8
October
Friday 11
October
Saturday 19
October
Saturday 2
November
Venue
Time of
event
Age
T=
Ticketed
Black History Month display.
Norbury Library All month
Dionne Ormonde: ‘I am a star’ Norbury Library 11am reading of poem at storytime.
11.30am
African and Caribbean Stories Norbury Library 11am and Craft session.
11.30am
All
Families
Drop-in
Drop-in
Henna Hand painting: learn
about its history and have your
hand painted.
Workshop with Mr Rastamouse:
come and meet Michael D’Souza.
Black History Month Movers
and Shakers for young children.
Caribbean Ancestry Island
Research presents ‘Finding your
Caribbean Ancestry’.
Norbury Library 4pm - 5pm
Families
T
Norbury Library 4pm - 5pm
Families
T
Norbury Library 2.30pm 3.30pm
Norbury Library 2.00pm 3.20pm
8-12yrs
T
Adults
T
Families Drop-in
with under
7’s
South Norwood Library, Lawrence Road, London SE25 5AA
All month
Black History Month display.
Friday 11
African Masks Craft.
October
Wednesday 16 Telling Tales – Interactive
October
African and Caribbean
Storytelling featuring drama,
songs and games with Sandra
Agard.
Sandra Agard is appearing
at South Norwood Library
Wednesday 16 October.
South Norwood
Library
South Norwood
Library
South Norwood
Library
All month
All
Drop-in
3.30pm 4.30pm
11am 12 noon
5+
Drop-in
Families
T
Come and meet Michael D’Souza at Norbury Library
Friday 11 October, Central Library Thursday 17 October and
Coulsdon Library Friday 18 October.
Thornton Heath Library, Brigstock Road CR7 7JE
Date
Activity description
Venue
Time of
event
Age
T=
Ticketed
All month
Black History Month display.
All month
All
Drop-in
Saturday
5 October
Friday
11 October
Black Interest Reading Group.
Thornton Heath
Library
Thornton Heath
Library
Thornton Heath
Library
11am Adults
12 noon
4pm - 5pm Families
Drop-in
Thornton Heath
Library
12 noon 1pm
T
Monday
28 October
Henna Hand painting: learn about
its history and have your hand
painted.
Music and Storytelling with
Alexander D Great.
Families
Drop-in
Croydon BME Forum, 387 London Rd, Croydon CR0 3PB
Friday18
October
A Healing Waters Open Day,
Croydon BME
promoting services and activities
Forum
for service users with Mental
Health/Learning Disability and
their carers. Activities on the day
include art and crafts, photography,
pottery workshops, Carers
Support Information, stalls and
refreshments.
1pm-6pm
BME
Drop-in
Mental
Health/
Learning
Disabilities
service
users
and their
carers.
Croydon Voluntary Action, 82 London Road CR0 2TB
Saturday
5 October
Silver Sunday celebration hosted by
OPeN, Croydon’s older people’s network
and Croydon Black and Minority Ethnic
(BME) Forum. This is a celebration
of National Older People’s day, Full
of Life week and also recognises the
contribution of BME elders.
Body Shop hand massage and
samples, Alzheimer’s society
demonstrate music therapy.
Caribbean singing, Asian dancing.
Arm chair exercises, poetry,
information stalls and guest speakers.
Croydon
10.30pm - Older
Free
Voluntary Action 3pm
people and
(CVA) Resource
families
Centre.
Telephone:
020 8253 7060
Alexander D Great is appearing at
Broad Green and Thornton Heath Libraries on
Monday 28 October.
Age UK Croydon, Scratchley Hall,
81 Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath CR7 7 JH
Date
Activity description
Venue
Time of
event
Age
Tuesday
29 October
Best Music Goes to “Motown,
Calypso or Reggae?”
Afternoon of music and light
refreshments.
Age UK Croydon, 1.30 pm – over 50 +
Scratchley Hall,
4pm
81 Brigstock Road,
Thornton Heath
CR7 7JH (opposite
Thornton Heath
Library)
T=
Ticketed
£5.00
ticket on
door
PJ’s Community Service, Parchmore Place, Thornton Heath CR7 8LX
Tuesday
29 October
Celebration of Business &
Enterprise
A FREE family event showcasing the
History of Business & Enterprise
in the Caribbean and African
Community in the UK. For more info
visit www.pjsgroup.co.uk
PJ’s Community
7pm Service,
8.30pm
Parchmore Place,
1-6 The Mews,
92a Parchmore
Road,
Thornton Heath
CR7 8LX
Family
event
Drop-in
Seventh Day Adventist church, 95 Selhurst Road SE25 6LH
Wednesday
23 October
Wednesday
30 October
Health & well-being workshops:
Presentations on how to avoid/
control conditions such as
diabetes & blood pressure, weight
management.
Arts & Craft: To include interview
with a senior citizen who has
recently published her third story
book for children. Reading story to
children/signing her books which will
be on sale.
Seventh Day
Adventist church
11am -1pm All age
groups
Free.
*Sale of
health
products.
Seventh Day
Adventist church
11am
All age
-1pm
groups.
(To be
confirmed)
Free.
*Sale of
products
Holy Innocents Church Hall, 192a Selhurst Road, South Norwood SE25 6XX
9, 16, 23
October
6 November
Join in community singing from
Holy Innocents
Africa and other global sounds, with Church Hall to
South Norwood Community Choir
rear of church,
Selhurst Rd
(Near library).
6.30pm 8pm
age 14 plus £4/2 conc
special
CCBH rate
Floella Benjamin is
appearing at
Croydon Council
Community Space on
Friday 11 October.
Segun Magbagbeola is appearing at
Ashburton Library on Monday 7 October.
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CENTRAL
Areas and libraries including Ashburton, Central & Shirley
Ashburton Library, Shirley Road, Addiscombe CR9 7AL
Date
Activity description
Venue
All month
Black History Month display –
High profile figures.
Black Egyptians Book Reading
and Q&A session with Segun
Magbagbeola.
Author Event – come and meet
the author Gesmay Paynter.
Croydon Faith Education Resources
(CFER) display – Browse their multi
faith resources and meet the staff.
Dionne Ormonde ‘I am a star’
reading of a poem at storytime.
Black History Month themed
Chatterbooks.
Carnival masks craft.
Monday 7
October
Monday 14
October
Thursday 17
October
Thursday 17
October
Friday 18
October
Monday 21
October
Thursday 24
October
Time of
event
Age
T=
Ticketed
Ashburton Library All month
All
Drop-in
Ashburton Library 11am 12 noon
Adults
T
Ashburton Library 11am 12.30pm
Ashburton Library 3pm - 5pm
Adults
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All
Drop-in
Ashburton Library 4pm 4.30pm
Ashburton Library 4pm - 5pm
Families Drop-in
Ashburton Library 3.30pm 4.30pm
Croydon Faith Education Resources Ashburton Library 3pm - 5pm
(CFER) display – Browse their multi
faith resources and meet the staff.
8-11
Drop in
5+
Drop-in
All
Drop-in
Central Library, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street Croydon CR9 1ET
All month
Black History Month display
Thursday 10 Henna hand painting: learn about
October
its history and have your hand
painted.
Friday11
Come and meet Floella Benjamin
October
and hear her story ‘Coming to
England’.
Saturday 12
October
Come and meet
the author
Jacqueline
Blackett.
Central Library
Central Library
All month
4pm - 5pm
All
Drop-in
Families T
Croydon Council,
Community Space,
Bernard
Weatherill House,
8 Mint Walk,
Croydon CR0 1EA
11.30am 12.30pm
All
T
Contact the
Central Library
Central
Library
2.15pm 3.15pm
Adults
T
4pm - 5pm
Families T
Thursday 17 Workshop with Mr Rastamouse: Central Children’s
October
come and meet Michael D’Souza. Library
Central Library, Croydon Clocktower (continued)
Date
Activity description
Venue
Time of
event
Age
Saturday 19
October
Poetry Hour with Velda’s Child.
Central Library
2pm - 4pm
11
years
plus
Tuesday 29
October
Mask making craft activity with
Shantel Brand.
Central Children’s 11am Library
12 noon
Thursday 31 Rainbow Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Central Library
October
and Transgendered Reading
(Level One)
Group organised by Croydon Area
Gay Society and the library.
Meetings on last Thursday
each month. The current text
(‘Go tell it on the Mountain’ by
James Baldwin) is discussed and
copies of next month’s book are
available. There will be a display
showcasing work with LGBT
people seeking asylum from harm
and persecution.
2:30pm 4pm
T=
Ticketed
Please register
your interest
with a member
of staff at the
library
4 years T
and
above
Adults Please register
your interest
with a member
of staff at the
library
The Museum of Croydon, Central Library, Croydon Clocktower,
Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Saturday
12 October
Design a Wall Hanging, based
on Dahlias Wall Hanging in the
Museum of Croydon Gallery.
The Museum of
Croydon
11am - 1pm All
and
2pm - 4pm
Drop-in
Saturday
26 October
Paper Chains. Create a Paper
Chain representing the Diverse
Community of Croydon.
The Museum of
Croydon
11am - 1pm All
and
2pm - 4pm
Drop in
Shirley Library, Wickham Road/Hartland Way, Shirley CR0 8BH
All month
Monday 14
October
Black History Month display
Author Event – come and meet
the author Gesmay Paynter.
Tuesday 15
October
Monday 21
October
African Safari craft session.
Tuesday 28
October
African themed mask making
activity.
Author Event – come and
meet Elaine Tsopotsa who will
talk about her book The Zebra
Crossings.
Shirley Library
Shirley Library
Shirley Library
All month
2.15pm 3.30pm
All
Adults
2.30pm 4.30pm
2.15pm 3.30pm
All
4.30pm 5.30pm
All
Adults
Drop-in
Not ticketed
but customers
need to reserve
a place by
contacting the
library
Drop-in
Not ticketed
but customers
need to reserve
a place by
contacting the
library
Drop-in
Croydon Minster, Church Street, Croydon CR0 1RN
Date
Activity description
Venue
Sunday
6 October
Space for Experience – Age UK Croydon Minster
event Community based musical
experience (choral music) – range
of local choirs from schools
and the community, interactive,
multi-faith event. Culminating
in a final massed sing of ‘I’d like
to teach the world to sing’. Led
by Professor the Reverend June
Boyce-Tillman MBE.
Friday
4 October
‘In Celebration of Our Culture’ is
a variety night show celebrating
the culture of Africa, Caribbean
and the UK. Organisers encourage
attendees to wear international
dress. There will be over 26 Artists
on stage in London’s largest Black
History Month event.
Hosted by comedy award winning
Felicity Ethnic, featuring NC
Boyz - afro Beat, Sing Baby
Sing - the sound of the 70s,
The Reminisce Reggae Band
featuring the Bob Marley Tribute,
Queens of Lovers Rock, Carol
Thompson and Audrey Scott.
Award winning Neo soul Ayanna
Witter –Johnson, The Good
Old Days Gospel Choir and the
Reggae Choir, plus multi Island
Endurance Steel Orchestra,
Anika the story teller and Malika
Booker, Roger Robertson, Author.
Comedy from Donna Spence, and
Maureen Younder. Poetry from
Nairobi. Peridot, (Britain’s Got
Talent dance group). Bishop Mark
Nicholson (Co-Host Yaw Addo
Darkwah).
Pre-Silver Sunday reception
for over 60’s as part of the ‘In
Celebration of Our Culture event.
The Croydon Village will feature
local business, charities, giveaways
and light entertainment.
King of Pop: The legend continues.
Superb production featuring the
world’s No1 Michael Jackson
impersonator.
Time of
event
Age
T=
Ticketed
2pm 4.30pm
All
£10 /5
donation to
Age UK
Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon CR9 1DG
Friday
4 October
Sunday
13 October
Fairfield Halls
Event will
commence
at 7.30pm
All
Ticket prices:
Under 16 and
over 60’s
£10.00
Balcony £12.50
Stalls £13.50 & 14.50
Boxes £19.50
Box Office
020 8688 9291
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Carroll Thom
Sing Baby Sin
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Ayana Witter Johnson
ry teller
Anika the sto
NC Bo
Featurin yz
g Zigi
Fairfield Halls,
the foyer
5pm 7.30pm
All
Free
Fairfield Halls,
Ashcroft Theatre
7.30pm
All
£18.50
Box Office
020 8688 9291
Fairfield Halls, Park Lane (continued)
Activity description
Venue
Time of
event
Age
T=
Ticketed
Saturday
26 October
Reginald D Hunter,
award winning
African American
comedian. Reginald
is a popular guest on
many TV shows
including ‘Live at the
Apollo ‘and ‘Have
I got news for you’.
Gina Yashere Live!
The Guardian
describe this
comedienne of
Nigerian descent
as ‘one of the best
comics in the world’.
Fairfield
Halls,
Ashcroft
Theatre
8pm
Adults
£23.00
Box Office
020 8688
9291
15+
£17.50
Box Office
020 8 6889 291
Saturday
31 October
Photograph: Idil Suk
an
Date
Fairfield
7.30pm
Halls,
Concert hall
Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard (off Surrey Street) Croydon CR0 1FF
Thursday
3 October
A music gig in aid of Oxfam and Matthews Yard
part of Croydon Croxjam week.
Enjoy talented musicians i.e.
AfrikCaribe, Croydon Community
Choir and more to get your feet
tapping and pulse racing. The
event is run by volunteers. Artists
are all performing free and all
proceeds go to Oxfam. Contact
details for all;
[email protected]
6.30pm
16+
(gig starts
at 7pm10.30/11pm
Wednesday
16 October
Anti-Slavery Day includes a
Matthews Yard
celebration gig featuring Phil
Knight & band and local support
acts. There will also be speeches,
an exhibition and literature will be
available.
7.30 10.30pm
14+
Donation will be
charged on the
door.
Wristbands will
be available
for entry into
other Croxjam
Croydon gigs,
taking place at
this venue on
consecutive days
(additional cost).
Donation will
be charged on
the door.
African Cook up - Croydon Food Store , The Store (SAHO), Ramsey Court,
Church Street (Near Reeves Corner), Croydon CR0 1RF
Tuesday
29 October
African Cook up. Cooking
traditional African dishes, mask
making, storytelling, traditional
African costumes and more.
Croydon Food Store, 1pm
The Store (SAHO),
Ramsey Court,
Church Street, (Near
Reeves Corner)
Croydon, CR0 1RF
All ages No cost
Green Dragon pub, Croydon High Street, near market area
7, 14, 21
October
4 November
Join in community singing from
Africa and other global sounds,
with Croydon Community Choir.
Upstairs,
Green Dragon pub
6.30pm8pm
14+
£4/2 conc
special CCBH
rate
Vintage Portraits for Black History Month
Tel: 07943 208026 www.mercurionlimited.co.uk [email protected]
Date
Activity description
Venue
Time of
event
Age
All month
Treat yourself to beautiful
Mecurion
10.00 am till All
1900’s effect vintage photograph Limited will take
6.30pm or
portraits for you to treasure.
photographs at:
7.00 pm
Holiday Inn Express
hotel, Priddy’s Yard
Frith Rd, Croydon
CR0 1TS
Call for an
appointment:
07943 208026
T=
Ticketed
£10.00 + £5.00
sitting fee for
a 20x16 size
portrait
Violet Moon Spiritual Centre - Drum Circle
15 St George’s Walk, Croydon CR0 1YH
Tel: 020 8667 1019
Wednesday
9 and 23
October
To book your place: [email protected]
African Drum Circle. In
celebration of Black History
Month and in memory of Gary
Mason who started this group
until his passing. He believed that
the drum was connected to the
heartbeat and often said “listen to
learn”. Classes led by Ernest E. of
Maat Foundations & Therapies.
Violet Moon Centre 7pm 15 St George’s Walk 8.30pm
Croydon CR0 1YH
All
£7.50
welcome
Tel: 020 8667 1019
to book your place
email as above.
Association of Jamaicans (UK) Trust Croydon Branch
Parchmore Methodist Church, Parchmore Rd, Thornton Heath CR7 8LY
Tel: 07740 405739
Saturday
October 26
[email protected]
Association of Jamaicans
Presents an Evening of Poetry,
Musical Interlude, Singing and
Edutainment. For more details
contact Lorna, e-mail
[email protected]nehouse.org.uk
Parchmore
7pm Methodist Church, 9.30pm
Parchmore Rd,
Thornton Heath
CR7 8LY
African Drum Circle are
appearing at
Violet Moon Spiritual Centre
on Wednesday 9 and
23 October.
Afrik Caribe are appearing at
Matthews Yard,
(off Surrey Street)
on Thursday 3 October.
Family
Adults £8.00
Children £4.00,
Ticket only
event
SOUTH
Areas and libraries including Bradmore Green, Coulsdon,
New Addington, Purley, Sanderstead & Selsdon
Bradmore Green Library, Bradmore Way, Coulsdon CR5 1PE
Date
Activity description
Venue
Time of
event
Age
T=
Ticketed
All month
Black History Month display of
high profile figures.
Black History Month themed
Rhymetime.
Author Event: A session with
Ayomide Adeniola.
Black History Month themed
Rhymetime.
African mask craft table.
Bradmore Green
Library
Bradmore Green
Library
Bradmore Green
Library
Bradmore Green
Library
Bradmore Green
Library
All month
All
Drop-in
11am 11.30am
11am 12.15pm
11am 11.30am
Drop in
Families
Drop-in
Adults
T
Families
Drop-in
Families
Drop-in
Friday 18
October
Tuesday 22
October
Friday 25
October
All month
Coulsdon Library, Brighton Road, Coulsdon CR5 2NH
Black History Month display of
high profile figures.
Tuesday
Black History Month themed
15, 22 October Rhymetime.
Tuesday
Black History Month themed
15, 22 October Wiggle & Jiggle
Workshop with Mr Rastamouse:
Friday 18
come and meet Michael D’Souza.
October
Saturday
Black History Month themed
19, 26
Rock & Rhyme.
October
All month
Coulsdon Library All month
All
Drop-in
Coulsdon Library 10am 10.30am
Coulsdon Library 11am 11.30am
Coulsdon Library 4pm - 5pm
Families
Drop-in
Families
Drop-in
Families
T
Families
Drop-in
Coulsdon Library 10am 10.30am
New Addington Library, 61 Central Parade CR0 0JD
Black History Month display
& African mask craft table.
Tuesday 1
Black History Month – themed
October
Arty Crafty.
Wednesday 2 Black History Month –
October
Chatterbooks crafts and
activities.
Thursday 17 Author Event – come and meet
October
the author Gesmay Paynter.
All month
New Addington
Library
New Addington
Library
New Addington
Library
All month
All
Drop-in
10.30am 11.30pm
4 pm - 5pm
Families
Drop-in
New Addington
Library
11am 12.15pm
Adults
Children Drop-in
aged 7-11
T
Community Hall, Central Parade, New Addington, Croydon CR0 0JB
Date
Activity description
Venue
Time of
event
Saturday
26 October
‘Sierra Leoneans and Friends New Addington 3pm - 10pm
of Sierra Leone in Croydon’
Community Hall
provides advice and assistance
to all residents on health,
education, housing and matters
that affect the community at
large. We are organizing a
celebration of Black History
Month, showcasing the culture
and food of Africa and Sierra
Leone especially. Live music,
and fashion shows.
All month
Friday 4
October
Black History Month display
Dionne Ormonde ‘I am a star’
reading of a poem
at storytime.
Age
T=
Ticketed
All
Drop-in
Purley Library, Banstead Road, Purley CR8 3YH
Purley Library
Purley Library
All month
10.30am 11am
All
Families
Drop-in
Drop-in
Sanderstead Library, Farm Fields, South Croydon CR2 0HL
All month
Black History Month display.
Wednesday 16 African musical storytelling
October
and African drums with Olusiji
Belo.
Author Event: An afternoon
Tuesday 22
with Ayomide Adeniola.
October
Sanderstead
Library
Sanderstead
Library
All month
All
Drop-in
4pm - 5pm
Families
T
Sanderstead Library
4pm - 5pm
Adults
T
Selsdon Library, Addington Road CR2 8LA
All month
All month
Tuesday 1
October
Tuesday
1, 8, 15, 22,
29 October
Black History Month display Windrush display.
Vote for your Black History
Month Hero.
Special Arty Crafty – Making
boats.
Black History Month themed
Storytimes.
Selsdon Library
All month
All
Drop-in
Selsdon Library
All month
All
Drop-in
Selsdon Library
4pm - 5pm
Families
Drop-in
Selsdon Library
2pm - 2.30pm Families
Drop-in
Ayomide Adeniola is appearing
at Bradmore Green and Sanderstead Libraries
on Tuesday 22 October.
LONDON WIDE
Eventbrite events - www.eventbrite.co.uk
Activity description
Venue
Sunday
6 October
Black History Walks: What were
Black People doing in World War
One?
An explanation of the crucial role
Africa, Asia and the Caribbean played
in WW1. Interviews with Jamaican
WW1 veterans, West India Regiment
in Palestine, Black and Asian fighter
pilots, the Herero genocide, German
colonies in Africa and how it affected
world geography and WW2.
Black History Walks: How Black
People won World War Two
A detailed look at the African,
Caribbean and Asian war effort with
video clips and interviews with black
Spitfire & bomber pilots, Nigerian
and Somali troops fighting in Burma,
Black and Asian women secret
agents, u-boats in the Caribbean and
the importance of Africa and India’s
raw materials.
Dads and Daughters Dance Event Black History Month Special.
Imperial War
2pm - 4.30pm All
Museum
Lambeth Rd,
London SE1 6HZ
Tickets
available on
Eventbrite
website as
above.
As above
All
Tickets
available on
Eventbrite
website as
above.
All
FREE
Tickets
available on
Eventbrite
website as
above.
Sunday
13 October
Saturday, 26
October
Time of
event
2-4.30pm
Lambeth
2pm - 6pm
Assembly Rooms
Brixton
Brixton Hill
London
SW2 1RW
Age
T=
Ticketed
130574
Date