THERE will be a host of events in Bromsgrove and Redditch throughout October to celebrate Black History Month.
Bromsgrove District and Redditch Borough Councils have joined forces to put together the programme.
Among the highlights will be two showings of the Oscar-award-winning film 12 Years a Slave at Artrix at 7pm on Monday and Tuesday (October 6 and 7).
Tickets, which are £6.50 (£5.50 concessions), need to be booked in advance by visiting www.artrix.co.uk or by calling 01527 577330.
There will also be a free Caribbean style light buffet at 6.15pm before the screenings.
On October 18, there will be a free seminar at Redditch Town Hall.
Organised by Redditch One World Link, speakers will examine a number of topics, such as asylum seekers and local residents’ experiences.
There will also be the chance to ask questions and try food and dancing from around the world.
Those attending need to call Jackie Morgan on 01527 893408 or email email@example.com before October 13.
There will be spooky fun on offer at the Wildmoor Oak on October 30 with a Halloween Caribbean night.
Tickets, which are £21, include a free glass of rum punch on arrival, Caribbean music, a two-course buffet and live entertainment.
There will also be Black History Month book displays at both Bromsgrove and Redditch Libraries for the whole of October.
Bromsgrove District Council leader, Coun Margaret Sherrey, thanked everyone involved in putting on such fantastic events in honour of Black History Month.
She added the varied programme would be enjoyed by many and help highlight positive contributions made to history and society by black and minority communities.
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