Full events listing, October 2014

  • Launch & Finale

    The launch, and a warm and witty finale with one of the world’s foremost writers, Ben Okri.

  • Music & Drama

    Jungle Brothers, YolanDa Brown, Aswad, Kirk Fletcher, jazz, hip hop, calypso, more!

  • Children & Families

    The BHM Family Festival, the Magdalen Street Celebration and more!

  • Community

    Celebratory events with singing, dancing, discussion and delicious food.

  • Activities & Workshops

    Fun storytelling with Patience Unazi, dance workshops and more!

  • Arts & Literature Festival

    Evenings of literary chat, performance and poetry, and reading at your local library.

  • Film Festival

    An exciting diversity of films on offer this year, including 12 Years A Slave.

  • Talks & Exhibitions

    Talks reflecting our Force For Change theme, and great exhibitions.

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Upcoming Events

Date Title
30 Sep Autumn INSET Evening For Teachers
30 Sep The Jungle Brothers
1 Oct Myke Clifford and his Quartet
2 Oct Fool’s Gold
2 Oct 12 Years A Slave (15)
3 Oct BHM African Market
3 Oct The Life and Work of Maya Angelou
3 Oct Norwich - The Birthplace of the British Soul Scene
3 Oct Call Mr. Robeson
3 Oct Wille & The Bandits


  • BHM African Market

    The African Market at The Forum in the heart of Norwich offers BHM memorabilia, clothing, crafts, jewellery and much more.

  • Leif Juul Jorgensen Quartet

    Leif Juul Jorgensen Quartet - Danish Jazz amongst the fabulous array in store for you this year!

  • Magdalen Street Celebration

    Our annual festival will have a range of activities around the streets for everyone including music, dance, street art, history tours, craft workshops & stalls, children’s activities, food stalls and lots more.

  • Storytelling with Patience Unazi

    Join Nigerian born storyteller Patience Unazi for a fun events for all the family featuring stories and songs from all over Africa.