Liverpool Black History Month

Liverpool Black History Month


Black History Month is one of the most prominent cultural celebrations of the year. In Liverpool a host of arts and cultural organisations, led by Writing on the Wall and involving many COoL organisations, supported by Culture Liverpool showcase the talent and vibrancy of the city’s black communities, and welcome national and international artists, activists, historians and commentators.

Check out the amazing 2023 programme


 #BlackLivesMatter

I AM NOT OKAY- FIRST TAKE & TMESIS THEATRE

Inspired by Buster Nugent’s protest in the aftermath of George Floyds horrific death, where he stood, for a week at Princes Park Gates, holding a placard saying ‘I AM NOT OKAY’ Performed by Ithalia Forel & Kolade T Lapido

BLACK SCOUSE & PROUD- 20 STORIES HIGH

During Black History Month, facilitator and director Nathan Powell collaborated with young Black artists from 20 Stories High Youth Theatre. They created a film called BLACK SCOUSE & PROUD, captured and edited by Kof Owusu at GoPlay Studio, that celebrates Scouse Blackness in all its glory – and in the not so distant future will be a historic reflection of these young people's lives in 2020 Although Black History Month is a time for pride, reflection and activism, like a lot of individuals and organisations, 20 Stories High believe that Black History should be an integral part of the school curriculum and national discussions all year round.