Black History Month

Event Information

01/10/2023 - 31/10/2023

Black History Month

Leighton-Linslade Town Council will be launching Black History Month with a month-long series of events, exhibitions and activities throughout the Town Centre.

Launch Event

Saturday 7 October 12:00-15:00 

Opening remarks by Mayor Kevin Pughe and Ken Breinburg. Information about events being held throughout October.

Venue: Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre lounge area (1st floor), lift access. Light refreshments available: Caribbean snacks, tea & coffee/cold drinks.

You can find out more on the Facebook Event Page

Black History Month


During October: African Nights

Afrobeats Music, Afro-Caribbean Food, African’s Beauty Nuggets (TBC).

  • Crooked Crow Bar – food & music
  • Ollie V’s Bar – music & food
  • Tuesday Market Stall – Kelon George & Gavin Myers

Other Planned Events

Saturday 14 October – Day Workshop – “The Scramble for Africa” led by Ken Breinburg at Southcott Community Centre

Wednesdays 11, 18, 25 October 19:00-21:30 – 2 hour group learning sessions led by Ken Breinburg, Gavin Myers & Others (tbc). Venue: Meeting Room 4 with kitchen upstairs in the Library building.

Saturday 21 October – 12 noon – 14:00 A workshop for white people on “The importance of Tackling Racism in a Climate Crisis” facilitated by Christine Sheppard & Sam Silverlock. Venue – Lounge of the Library Theatre.

Exhibition by Movement for Justice & Reconciliation (MJR) in the Library during October.