London Borough of Croydon

Croydon Black History Month

Celebrating Communities: A tribute to black institutions

This year’s Black History Month will celebrate the contributions of black institutions that have been active in the borough for 10 or more years. Events will be held during October/November some of which will be promoted and supported by Croydon Council. 

The month will look at Black Institutions who are leading communities today, and this is reflected in an exciting range of events that will include opportunities to discover historical events through performance, music, storytelling and song, and also by taking part in thought-provoking discussions. 

What is happening

Many events are free, all take place in Croydon, and the breadth of variety means there is something to interest everybody. The full programme of events can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

The celebration of black history is ongoing in Croydon throughout the year, with a range of community events and activities. 

Croydon celebrates black history by: 

  • remembering people, places and events from the African Diaspora that have made an historical impact
  • highlighting those who are making history today
  • documenting or preserving this heritage to pass on to future generations, with a reference to local history 
  • celebrating the traditions of communities through stories, festivals, crafts, dance and costumes to enhance cultural understanding and appreciation.



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