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Out this Black History Month! 



Portraits of Peckham: A Black History Month Exhibition 

3rd - 31st October 2023

Peckham Levels, 95A Rye Lane, London SE15 4ST


'Portraits of Peckham is a UAL (University of the Arts) exhibition based at Peckham Levels during Black History Month, that seeks to provide space for the often unseen stories, narratives and histories from the local community of Peckham.   


Conceived by artist and UAL academic Sharon Bertram, the show is an extension of her practice, bringing together projects she has worked on with local schools in Peckham. The projects encourage a sense of belonging and a need for visibility, exploring individual identities through portraiture, and in this instance, working with ceramics.'



HERE AND NOW Black History Photography and Exhibition

6th - 28th October 2023

Brady Arts Centre, 192-196 Hanbury Street, London E1 5HU

'Alternative Arts presents a diverse exhibition of images by black British photographers exploring a wide range of contemporary topics inspired by African and Caribbean culture in London, unknown fisherman in Lagos, memories of a mixed race childhood, Nigerian cuisine, the rich tapestry of Somali experiences, with interweaving narratives and social celebrations.'



Black to Front: From the Margins into the Centre

26 October 2023

Soames Walk, London SE10 0SQ


'The Photography Foundation creates pathways into photography and creative careers for underrepresented and less advantaged young adults in London through education and work experience, valuing talent and motivation over who you know or where you come from. 


During Black History Month, on Thursday 26th October (6-10pm) TPF will be taking over the NOW Gallery to host a NOW Later.  


This evening will focus on Black photographers and artists whose work subverts mainstream representations of the Black experience. The event will be discursive in nature, celebrating photography and moving image by Black British artists who are outside of the mainstream. '



Family Space: Black History Month 

28 Oct 2023

South London Gallery 65 Peckham Road, London, Greater London, SE5 8UH


'This special event marks Black History Month and celebrates the last weekend of Lagos, Peckham, Repeat.

Dress us as your favourite hero for this creative drawing session with artist Chi Chi! Heroes can be real – like Baroness Doreen Lawrence, Marcus Rashford, and Munroe Bergdorf. Or they could be made up like Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Cyborg.


Family Space is a programme of free workshops that take place on the last Saturday of the month. Sessions are self-directed and designed for families with children aged 5-12 years old. The space is supported by the SLG’s Art and Play team.'


By Tia Hoggar