Camden’s Black History Month event is a huge success

Over 250 residents filled Camden’s Crowndale Centre on Friday for an evening filled with music, special guest performers and speakers to celebrate Black History Month.

The event, hosted by Camden Black Workers Group and supported by Camden Council and UNISON, saw residents come together to enjoy music and listen to the experiences of black figures from across the UK. The theme of the evening was ‘Windrush: Inspired by the first generation’, with hip-hop artist, storyteller and poet Alim Kamara presiding over the night as host and entertainer.

Along with marketplace stalls and Caribbean food, performers included former member of Brown Sugar Kofi, Calypsonian, composer and musician Tobago Crusoe, comedian, TV and radio presenter Angie Le Mar.

“The night was a fantastic success, filled with an amazing mix of performances and speakers touching on really important issues. Hearing the guest speakers share their experiences is what Black History month is all about. The event was a celebration of the diversity in Camden and of the continuing positive influence of different cultures to London and the UK.

“I’d like to thank everyone that came along especially Camden Black Workers Group and Camden Unison for organising such a successful evening.”
Councillor Abdul Hai, Cabinet Member for Young People and Cohesion

Judy Fredrick from Camden Black Workers Group said: “The Black History event was a huge success. Camden Black Workers Group worked extremely hard to organise the event and it definitely payed off with over 250 residents joining the celebrations. I felt proud to see staff and the community come together to reflect on and celebrate Black History. It was said by many that last year was good but this year was great - we’re looking forward to next year’s event already!”

A full list of events taking place in Camden to mark Black History Month are on our Love Camden website.