Black History Events

Enjoy events, activities, talks and much more - highlighting the significant contribution black people have made in Haringey, the UK and beyond. Take a look around our Black History Haringey 365 webpages where you will find events, crafts, learning resources, quizzes and lots more...

These pages will be updated regularly with new events and activities happening in Haringey...all year round.

With guidelines on safe social distancing being regularly updated please: 

  • check with venues in advance of attending events in case of changes to listings or venue opening times
  • follow current government guidance. If in doubt please check with the venue for confirmation of their social distancing policies 

Event Highlights

  • Online Zoom Event: Culture Bubble: Art and Activism 
    Saturday 28 November 2020, 11am to 12.30pm 

Join our panel of contemporary artists as they explore the space where politics and art collide. Artists Zita Holbourne, Jarelle Francis, Kay Rufai and Rachelle Romeo will be drawing on a vast range of experience in their fields. Each panellist talks about the personal challenges and drives that makes them determined to speak out about what matters through their art. 

This session is for young people aged 16 to 24, and forms part of a programme ran at Alexandra Palace, which supports young creatives to launch a career in the creative sector and is also part of Haringey's Black History Haringey 365 programme. The discussion ends with an open Q&A and invites the audience to probe and challenge the panellists, as well as seek their advice and guidance on how they got started in the arts. This event will be recorded.

To book please email creativenetwork@alexandrapalace.com to register your place in the talk. 

This event is for young people aged between 16-24. 


Storytimes, craft packs and other online activitiesAfrican style mask image

Enjoy a selection of pre-recorded stories, craft packs and quizzes you can enjoy with family and friends. 

  • Haringey Libraries have pre-recorded a series of storytimes for you to enjoy. 
  • Download a selection of black history and culture themed craft activities to make at home.
  • Why not test your black history knowledge with our Black History children’s quiz?

For more information visit our Families page


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.

Page Last Updated:

12 November 2020

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