Black History Month Events at Manchester Libraries

Manchester’s Libraries will be celebrating Black History Month, which runs from October 1, with a series of free events and displays.

Storytelling and poetry Caribbean style will be held at Hulme Library on Stretford Road from 7.30pm on Thursday October 12. The event looks set to be an evening of lively performances of Anancy, plus stories and dialect poetry by an up-and-coming playwright and actor Angie Smith.

A brief introduction to Caribbean history: will be hosted by Linford Sweeney, from 7.30pm on Monday October 23 at Longsight Library on Stockport Road. Linford will be on hand to help people to explore their roots. This is for you if you’re interested in finding out more about where you, your parents or your grandparents were born.

Linford will also be hosting the event: Tracing your Caribbean Family Tree for Beginners on Saturday October 28 from 2.00pm at Manchester Central Library, St. Peter’s Square. Where do you begin? Who do you talk to? Whatdo you look for? Linford will have the answers. This event is supported by the Caribbean Family History Society.

Alongside the events, which are all free will be several displays including, Balls Not Bombs Howzat: a display about Pakistani cricket by
Qasim Omar at Crumpsall Library, Abraham Moss Centre, Crescent Road.

The Black and Asian Presence in Manchester will be at Withington Library, on Wilmslow Road.

Exploring Our West African Roots will be at Fallowfield Library on Platt Lane and Ira Aldridge, the African Roscius will be at Hulme Library on Stretford Road.

Longsight Library will host a display on The Pan African Congress of 1945.

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