Throughout October we will be celebrating Black History Month. This annual, national celebration recognises the culture, history and achievements of Britain’s black communities.
To mark Black History Month, we have programmed a series of events across the University welcoming dialogue, conversation, debate and engagement with complex issues ever-present in today’s society.
Monday 1 October, 19:00-20:30 - Film: Joe Bullet (1973)
Don’t miss Louis de Witt’s South African Blaxploitation crime film which was one of the first films in the country to feature an all-black cast, but was then banned by the apartheid government, and not seen again for over 40 years.
Monday 8 October, 19:00-20:00 - Talk: Making waves: Black Artists & Black Art in Britain from 1963-1982
Dr Elizabeth Robles, Researcher and Teacher in History of Art at the University of Bristol, will uncover a crucial period in the fractured and unfinished history of black artists in Britain and British art between 1963-1982.
Monday 22 October, 19:00-19:30 - Film: 1745 (2017)
1745 highlights a forgotten part of Scotland’s history, when two young black slaves escape into the wilds of 18th-century Scotland, they must use all of their courage and strength to survive, unite and stay free.