We are conducting a phased reopening of our libraries. In the meantime, you can also visit our free online library.

Summer Fun! There is an extensive programme of activities running in Haringey for children and young people during the summer holidays.

Black History Month

October is Black History Month

Black History Month 2019

The Black History Month programme for 2019 featured an impressive line-up of activities and events designed to celebrate the achievements and contributions of black people in the UK.

The headline event was the unveiling of an Oliver Tambo Statue in Albert Road Recreation Ground on Sunday 27 October.

Other key events included:

  • Launch event on Tuesday 1 October at Wood Green Library
  • Film screening of the critically acclaimed film The Nine Muses 
  • Haringey Council Leader’s quiz  night
  • Black History Month Community fair Market
  • Closing Event at Bruce Castle Museum
  • A discussion panel and talk on the life of legendary footballer Laurie Cunningham

2019 Programme

See all of the events that took place in 2019:  Black History Month programme 2019 (PDF, 1.6MB)


Black in Haringey

In 2016 we produced ‘Black in Haringey’ - a groundbreaking documentary about the history of black people in Haringey. The documentary features interviews with actress Judith Jacobs, David Lammy MP and the owners of Haringey businesses including Body Music, Blooming Scent Cafe and Uncle John’s Bakery.

Watch the documentary now:

Note for iPhone users and Youtube. There is a known bug with iOS and Youtube, Two buttons are read before the player but provide no functionality. We advise that you skip these to access the content.

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8 November 2019

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