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Stand up star Stephen K Amos will perform in Enfield as part of Black History Month
Music, history, culture and comedy will be explored in Black History Month events to be staged in the borough.
First created in 1987 in the UK, Enfield will see a very busy programme in October with stand up comedy, history workshops and musicians all on the agenda.
Stand up comedy star Stephen K Amos will be in the borough to perform a set on Thursday, October 8, at the Millfield Theatre in Silver Street, Edmonton.
Throughout the month a ‘Black History Banquet’ will be taking place at Forty Hall in Forty Hill, Enfield, where people can learn about John Blanke, an accomplished musician of the 16th century and is thought to be one the first black people to come to England after the Roman era.
Concluding the month’s music scene will be 1970s artists Janet Kay and Carroll Thompson who are best known for their lovers rock genre of reggae, will be performing at the Millfield Theatre on Saturday, October 19, and Sunday, October 20.
Councillor Bambos Charalambous, Enfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for culture, leisure, youth and localism said: “October is Black History Month, which not only allows us to sample some great acts but gives everyone a chance to reflect on some important issues and themes which have shaped the black community.
“The legacy of The Empire Windrush, the history of jazz and black poetry are all examined in different events all taking place during the month.
“I would urge everyone to take a look at this year’s programme as it really does have something for everyone whether you are interested in history, song and dance, comedy or serious drama – whatever your tastes you are sure to find an event on during the month of October."
For more information, go to www.enfield.gov.uk/blackhistorymonth
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