‘Black History Month Wales‘ which celebrates the achievements and contributions of Black people to the development of British society, technology, economy and arts & culture, will be launched in Bangor on Saturday 29th September.

The event starts at 12pm at the Bangor clock tower, where there will be a live drumming performance and a Capoeira demonstration, an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music.

At 12.30pm there will be an opportunity to taste food from all around the world at Bangor Town Hall (Ffordd Gwynedd, Bangor), where at 1pm the Mayor of Bangor will officially open Black History Month Wales, this will be followed by an afternoon of music, dance, poetry and more!

Year on year Black History Month is proving to be one of the most engaging, lively and welcoming events in Wales’ cultural calendar. It serves both as an educational project and an entertaining experience for those interested in and inspired by African and Caribbean Heritage and the Welsh connection.

Black History Month Wales’ unique flavour draws on a wealth of historic and current connections – explored through a host of activities for families, children and people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

To celebrate BHMW 2018, the theme for the year is “ICONS OF BLACK WALES: 11thAnniversary 2018’’ (Hashtag #BHMWales11) which aims to recognise the achievements of young people from Black and Minority Ethnic communities in Wales.

For more information about Black History Month Wales visit: https://bhmwales.org.uk/

A drumming performance and Capoeira display will take place on Bangor High Street