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Black history goes live!


A CULTURAL two-day festival honouring black history and celebrating black achievement is to be held for the first time this weekend.

Black History Live is set for Wembley Stadium in north west London today (Oct 1) and tomorrow (Oct 2). The event, which will be a yearly celebration, is to kick off this year’s Black History Month (BHM), in October.

Mia Morris, Black History Live organiser and editor of Black History365, told here! “I’m very excited that at last there is a landmark event at the beginning of Black History Month."

“Black History Live is set to alert everyone to the importance and role that BHM plays, and it will showcase the talent, vibrancy and business acumen of British-based African and Caribbean communities."

“If you are passionate about culture, history and heritage, this is the show for you.”

The two-day event comes as The Voice reported last week that a number of local councils in London are scrapping their Black History Month celebrations because of budget cuts.

Festival-goers will get the chance to experience a wide range of performances, food, music, film, arts and lectures.

“There’s something for everyone at this inspiring and informative weekend,” Morris continued.

The event will have four activity areas throughout the venue and a multitude of stands, showcasing various businesses. It will also have adult and child activities including writing workshops, a dance spectacular from ZooNation of Into the Hoods fame, traditional drumming from Adanta Dance, and singing galore from the London Community Gospel Choir, Canton Jones, Faith Child and Rachel Kerr.

At Wembley Stadium on October 1 and 2. For more information visit

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