Black History Season continues for Camden

Camden’s Black History Season for 2022 is continuing with a packed programme of community events planned for November.

This is Camden’s third Black History Season since extending Black History Month in 2020. By running a Black History Season from October to December, Camden dedicates three months to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Black people across Camden and the UK.

The theme of Camden’s Black History Season, 2022 is health and wellbeing. The rich programme includes events celebrating Black art, culture, music, and history.

Councillor Sabrina Francis, Cabinet Member for Young People and Culture

“Black History Season is an opportunity for us to come together across Camden and loudly and proudly celebrate our Black African and Caribbean diaspora, our rich culture and history, and the contributions these communities have made and continue to make to Camden’s vibrant diversity.

“I’m so proud to be involved in this year’s season and I encourage everyone across Camden to have a look at the programme – there’s something for everyone. I also want to thank our community partners who helped develop and will help running this ambitious season of events.

“This year’s theme is health and wellbeing – I’m sure lots of people will be keen to take part in a yoga session or join a supper club. However, wellbeing is about looking after our minds as much as our bodies, and there will be opportunities to explore art and culture and to better understand our history too. Whether it is in person or virtual, I’m delighted that this programme makes this accessible to everyone across Camden.”

Councillor Sabrina Francis, Cabinet Member for Young People and Culture

November programme – full listings:

Rhyme time and story time with Tyan for 3- to 9-year-olds 

Join Tyan as she tells a story of why the Earth is filled with children of every colour in her interactive re-telling of “The Fire Children”, occurring over various libraries in Camden: 

  • Tuesday 1 November: 11am-11:30am at Camden Town Library, 218 Eversholt St, NW1 1BD 
  • Friday 11 November: 11am-11:30am at Holborn Library, Children's Library, 32-38 Theobalds Road, WC1X 8PA
  • Friday 18 November: 11am-11:30am at Pancras Square Library, 5 Pancras Square, N1C 4AG
  • Friday 25 November: 11am-12pm at West Hampstead Library, Dennington Park Rd West Hampstead, NW6 1AU 


Supper clubs 

Celebrate some of the best cultural food Camden has to offer with our Black History Season supper clubs. 

  • Wednesday 2 November: 7pm-10pm at Cottons Restaurant, 55 Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, NW1 8AN
  • Wednesday 16 November: 7pm-10pm at Ma Petite Jamaica, 4 Inverness Street, Camden Town, NW1 7HJ


"Crazy World, Calm Home": How to express your interior personality and improve your wellbeing

A talk with Sharon Simpson, a leading Black creative and interior designer who specialises in home design, linking you and your ideas for your personal space and wellbeing.

  • Thursday 3 November: 7pm-9pm at The Living Room Club Cafe, 43-45 Camden Road, NW1 9LR


African-Inspired Yogafusion with Kevin Bridge

An African-Inspired Scaravelli yoga class.

  • Thursday 3 November: 11:30am - 12:30pm at Queen’s Crescent Community Association, 45 Ashdown Cres, Belsize Park, London NW5 4QE
  • Thursday 17 November: 11:30am - 12:30pm at Coram’s Fields, 93 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1DN
  • Friday 9 December: 12pm - 1.15pm at Jubilee Hall Gym, 30 The Piazza, Covent Garden, WC2E 8BE
  • Friday 16 December: 12pm - 1.15pm at Jubilee Hall Gym, 30 The Piazza, Covent Garden, WC2E 8BE 


Guided tours on Camden’s Black history

Camden Black History Walk One (Northern Route) starts from the Story Garden, Ossulston Street. Walk Two (Southern route) begins at Warren Street Underground Station. Both sessions will be led by Alan Hovell of Camden Tour Guides. The tour lasts two hours and entry is free. 

  • Saturday 5 November: 2pm-4pm at Story Garden, Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre - Floor 2, 32-38 Theobalds Road, WC1X 8PA 
  • Saturday 26 November: 2pm-4pm at Warren Street Underground station, Tottenham Court Rd, NW1 3AA


 Books and Beyond - Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson

Discussion and readings from this beautiful and uplifting, yet heartbreaking story of a young Black couple exploring the heaviness of what it can be like to be a Black person in contemporary Britain.

  •  Tuesday 8 November: 6.30pm - 7.30pm, online event


Sir DJ Corey Master DJ Class

A masterclass DJ workshop led by one of the UK’s top Jamaican selectors, for anyone who’s passionate and interested in becoming a professional DJ. This session will be hands on!

  • Tuesday 8 November: 4:30pm - 7pm, Outernet London, Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 8LH

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Hudu flow yoga with Nadeannah 

An African-inspired Hudu flow yoga class.

  • Wednesday 9 November: 6.15pm - 7.45pm at Talacre Community Sports Centre, Dalby St, London NW5 3LN
  • Wednesday 23 November: 6.15pm - 7.45pm at Talacre Community Sports Centre, Dalby St, London NW5 3LN


Roots Soul, Sound with Teshay Makeda meets Glow with the Flo - Floetic Lara Lee  

An afternoon wellbeing workshop including meditation, sound vocal healing, and creative writing.

  • Sunday 13 November: 1:30pm- 5pm at Hub and Culture, 327 Kentish Town Road, London NW5 2TJ


Camden’s links with the Transatlantic Slave Trade

An illustrated talk by Jacqueline Gallard, an independent researcher, exploring the connections between slavery, past residents and institutions in the part of London that we now know as Camden.

  • Saturday 29 November: 6pm at Holborn Library, 32-38 Theobalds Rd, WC1X 8PA

Spotlight Session - Finale 

This is the finale of a series of talent shows aimed at showcasing Black-owned businesses in London, featuring some of the city's best musical, vocal, and comedic talents.

  • Wednesday 30 November: 7pm- 10pm at Samsung KX, 1 Stable St, London N1C 4DQ

You can find out more and see our entire Black History Season programme at: www.lovecamden.org/blackhistoryseason