Black History Month 2018 to launch at Selhurst Park

Every year in October, Croydon joins the rest of the UK in celebrating Black History Month and on Tuesday 2 October, Croydon BME Forum, Croydon Council and Palace for Life Foundation will host a free 2018 Black History Launch Event at Selhurst Park.

You can register for tickets HERE and view the full itinerary below.

Black History Month flyer

Director of Community Development at Palace for Life Foundation, Soye Briggs, said: “We at Palace for Life Foundation are proud to be hosting the Black History Launch Event in association with Croydon Council and Croydon BME Forum. We are committed to promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion throughout the club and with our community partners within Croydon and south London. I would encourage people from across the community to join us as we celebrate those who have made a positive contribution to society.”

The schedule for the evening will be as follows:

5.45pm Registration

6pm Andrew Brown – Croydon BME Forum

6.05pm Soye Briggs – Palace for Life Foundation

6.10pm Jo Negrini – CEO Croydon Council

6.15 The Worshipful the Mayor of Croydon councillor Bernadette Khan

6.20pm William Awomoji – Young Mayor of Croydon

6.30pm Councillor Hamida Ali

6.35pm Magdalene Adenaike – Music Relief (Schools competition)

7pm Guest TBC

7.15pm Guest TBC

7.30pm IDCM Gospel Choir

8.05pm Sing a Book – Poem Evadne

8.10pm Networking and stalls (Palace for Life Foundation, Croydon BME Forum, London Fire Brigade, -IDCM Gospel Choir, Black Gifted, OASIS/SLAM)

The theme of this year’s Black History Month is “HEROES TO HERITAGE”, acknowledging those who have gone before us in history to make marvellous contributions to the world, as well as celebrating those who continue to do so in order to inspire a new generation of leaders.

Previous themes for Black History Month:

• 2017 – Celebrating Communities – a tribute to Black Institutions
• 2016 – Young Achievers
• 2015 – Women in Leadership
• 2014 – History for Tomorrow

The events programme for Black History Month includes workshops, exhibitions, talks, conferences, performances, matches film screenings and more across the borough. Croydon’s events compliment a wider programme of activities nationally.