October, Black History Month


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Art, Culture, And History section on 5 Inspiring Places to Visit in the South and East of England For Black History Month (1st-31st October 2019)

‘Comedy Shutdown’ Black History Month Special at The Y, Leicester

Saturday 19th October 2019 at 7:15pm – 10:00pm

Leicester’s bustling The Y Theatre is offering a gripping evening of hilarity this October with COBO (Comedy Of Black Origin). Look forward to a Black History Month special with some of the finest urban comedians on the circuit – Kat B, Axel Blake, Glenda Jaxson & Kane Brown.

Tickets between £15.00 – £20.00 + Booking fee

‘Hitsville – the sound of motown tickets’ at 2funky music cafe, Leicester

Friday 11th October 2019 8:00pm till 1:00am | 18 or above

Experience the irresistible rhythms of motown, an irresistible musical genre of pivotal social and cultural change, at the 2funky music cafe in Leicester. Playing this October are The Sound Of Motown, a 7/8 piece tribute band that will take you back to those matchless days of costumes and authentic, spirited soul without synthetic backing tracks. All evening, the live music of soulful musicians and vocalists will permeate the nostalgic air and move all races and people with a sound once capable of stirring society at large and uniting a racially divided country.

Entry prices for the public are £10 in advance

Contact 07976412759 for further information

‘Jazz Funk with Tristan + Raz’ at Colchester Arts Centre, Essex

6th October 2019 | doors open 7pm, show starts 7.30pm

The effortlessly funky and jazz-infused hits of Dutch band, Tristan, will move the stage at Colcester this Autumn. With the playful interplay of guitar (Guy Nikkelsn and Hammond), electric bass (Frans Vollink), drums (Sebastiaan Cornelissen), synth (Fender Rhodes) and the matchless vocals of Evelyn Kallansee, the musical-crosscover band incorporate the feel-good vintage quality of the seventies with the gusto of the present day, standing out against their contemporaries with their intricate and original music arrangements.

Supported by Going Dutch / Jazz Promotion Network / Dutch Performing Arts / support group, Raz

Tickets £15 / £13 Concessions. Students £6

Jazz Express Offer: Book for any three gigs and get tickets for just £10 each!

‘Black History Month’ across Reading, Berkshire

Throughout October 2019

A FREE vibrant, month-long celebration of black heritage and culture with stimulating live performances throughout the town arranged by multiple organisations and voluntary, collaborative groups.

Last year, this involved a diverse programme complete with community-driven celebrations, a host of workshops, theatre, poetry, the likes of Motown and stunning West African music, dance, exhibitions, film, and Anti-Slavery Awareness Day talks coordinated by cultural societies. This year, we can look forward to a gripping programme that will even cut above last year’s striking assortment of events.

Follow for updates Twitter @livingreading | reading.gov.uk | 0118 937 2771

‘Prince Tribute EndorphinMachine’ at Olby’s Soul Cafe, Margate

19th October 2019 | doors open 7:30pm, show starts 8:30pm – 11pm | CT0 1HE, Margate

“In 2016 we lost Prince, one of the most prolific and controversial musical icons of all time. It seems there’s nothing this man couldn’t do, and because there was only one PRINCE, there’s only one Prince tribute band” – Olby’s

Tickets £13.50

Book for pre-show dining served 7pm – 9pm

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