Community events 

Saturday 10th October

11:00-16:00 St. Thomas Church. Earlham Road, Norwich, NR2 3RG


African & Caribbean Market


Come join us for the African & Caribbean Market on Saturday 10th October 2015 at St. Thomas' Church Hall, Earlham Road, Norwich! Organised in conjunction with The African Emporium, and as part of Black History Month Norfolk, we will have a fabulous variety of stalls selling products from across the African continent, delicious Jamaican food, and some amazing acoustic music. More details later, but do sign up to our facebook event page to be kept up-to-date with what's going on.


Saturday 10th October

Magdalen Street, Norwich

All day

Magdlaen Street Celebration


Magdalen Street Food Festival is part of the Magdlaen Street Celebration on 10th October 2015. Come and celebrate the rich diversity of the area and the colourful dishes that come with it. Sample international cuisine and chat to the inspiring people who bring Magdalen Street alive with curry, Turkish soup, coffee and tea, polish delicacies and much much more.

Magdlaen Street, Norwich



Saturday 17th October

15:00-21:00 Fourways, Community Centre, Stevenson Rd, Norwich NR5 8TN

Admission free

Celebrating work and achievements of Dr G. Mamutse


Dr G. Mamutse General Neurologist current member of MRCP UK (London), Association of British Neurologists and International League against Epilepsy has inspired us in all his medical and scientific achievements in researched into genetic associations of multiple sclerosis and his work on diagnosing and treating patients with a wide array of neurological conditions including, but not limited to, multiple sclerosis, headache, Parkinson's disease and epilepsy, At this event Dr Godwin Mamutse will give us an insight in to his work.


Telephone:07965 437813

Organizer(s):Zimbabwean Community Association Norwich (ZIMCAN)

Sunday 18th October

17:00-19:00 Clover Hill Village Hall, Norwich


Charles William Dambudzo Marechera


Come and celebrate the live and achievement of Charles William Dambudzo Marechera Zimbabwean novelist,poet and civil rights activist and the winner of the prestigious Guardian First Book Award.



Monday 19th October

Church St. Litcham, Kings Lynn, Norfolk PE32 2NS


Black History Month – Day of Dance!


Young people in rural Norfolk will be invited to attend a day of workshops which will teach skills in dance with spoken word and physical theatre. They will be offered this exciting experience to learn, be inspired and have fun and will have the opportunity to perform their new-found talents in front of family and friends in an informal studio sharing! Dancer and choreographer Sean Graham has been the recipient of the Trailblazers Award (2008) by the Association of Dance of the African Diaspora ADAD, Marion North Choreographer Mentorship Award - Trinity-Laban Conservatoire(2009)


For info contact

Mobile. 07795433640

Tuesday 20th October

17:00 St. Peters Park Lane (by the old Methodist Church), Norwich, NR2 3EQ


A reflection on: ‘Nana Yaa Asantewaa –Queen mother of Edweso (1840 - 1921)


In the age when most people tend to think women are objects for male objectification, Yaa Asantewaa bucked this trend or notion. Yaa Asantewaa was the Gatekeeper of the Golden Stool of the Asante Kingdom of the Gold Coast in the late 19th Century. She was a successful leader, farmer, mother, an intellectual, a politician, human right activist and Commander – in- Chief of the Asante Army. She promoted women emancipation as well as gender equality. This presentation which draws on her achievements should therefore inspire vulnerable groups including woman and the girl child to strive to succeed in all endeavours of life – sexual health, general wellbeing, business etc.

Saturday 24th October

12:00-16:00 The Charles Burrell Centre, Thetford

1£ Entry fee

Come join the Circle



“Drumming for Unity in the Community”

Bringing together family and friends, connecting people


An African Drumming workshop

Basic Intro to Djembe, some fun tunes for group play. Our Drummer has a truly magnet personality, bringing together family and friends, connecting people. The whole experience is joyful and therapeutic, creating a sense of belonging, harmony and to inspire progress in community relations, as a result of us inviting others to celebrate our Black History Month.


Session times 12 – 12.30, 1 – 1.30, 2 - 2.30, 3.- 3.30


All welcome *Drumming from Age 8 to 80+



Saturday 24th October

St. Peter Methodist Church, Norwich, NR2 3EQ

Norwich United Karate


Norwich United Karate would like to invite you to celebrate the BMH event with Norwich United Karate who will show case their work, talk about their progress since it started.

There will be food and refreshments. All are invited!


Venue: ST peter Methodist church, Norwich, NR2 3EQ

Contact: 07404469157


Tuesday 27th October

13:00 Mundesley Library (01263 720702)

16:00 pm North Walsham Library (01692 402482)


Wednesday 28th October

11:00 Cromer Library (01263 512850)

15:00 Sheringham Library (01263 822874)

Free Admission

African Story Telling


Usifu Jalloh is a professional actor, dancer, percussionist and storyteller, whose unique skills introduce audiences and participants to West African traditions and cultures. An effervescent personality, Usifu’s background in theatre makes him an ideal and dynamic workshop leader. His workshops combine elements of drumming, dancing, storytelling and games to uplift, inspire and educate youngsters and adults alike.

Tuesday 29th October

17:00-19:00 West Earlham Community Centre, 10 WilberforceRoad, Norwich, NR5 8NE

Connecting Cultures


Come and celebrate Black History Month with a Free Exhibition and Food Tasting and an exhibition of work by young people from the REACH project in NR5. Try some food and drink from different cultures, it’s all free!! Enter the quiz with a chance to win a great prize.



Wednesday 30th October

15:30-17:00 The Cliftonville Hotel, Cromer Seafront NR27 9AS

ADMISSION FREE (voluntary contributions of £3 per person appreciated)

Honey-voiced singer leads exquisite band


As part of COAST 2015 Cromer and Sheringham Art and Literary Festival presents:

AFRICAN DANCE with Batch Gueye in Celebration of Norfolk Black History Month


Incorporating a mixture of African dance styles West African Griot, Batch Gueye, will have you MOVING, feeling FIT and HAVING FUN!! A perfect introduction for those who have never danced African styles before and a great weekly workout for all the experienced dancers out there.



Wednesday 30th October

20:00-21:30 The Cliftonville Hotel, Cromer Seafront NR27 9AS

Price: 10£

As part of COAST 2015 Cromer and Sheringham Art and Literary Festival:

Honey-voiced singer leads exquisite BATCH GUEYE BAND in celebration of Norfolk Black History Month



Batch Gueye brings the compelling music and dance of Senegal to the UK with a new, award-winning, six-piece electric and groove-based band from Bristol, whose music blends Senegalese M’balax with the persuasive rhythms of Central Africa. Gifted with a clear and powerful voice, Batch seeks to impart his message of compassion and tolerance in dynamic live performances. 



Saturday 31st October

St. Peter Methodist Church, Norwich, NR2 3EQ

Norwich Congolese Community Group


Norwich Congolese Community Group (NCCG) would like to invite you to celebrate the culture and traditions of Congo.

We will talk about Congo history since independence until now and success of the presidents. The aim of this event is also to gather people and share life experience.

There will be food and refreshments. All are invited!

Contact: 07404469157



Great Yarmouth Library

Great Yarmouth’s Great Bake Off!

Featuring cakes from around the world!


Great Yarmouth Great Bake-Off! event celebrating the wonderful recipes from around the world that we see in Great Yarmouth. Food can be a very effective way to promote integration and breaking down barriers.

We would like to use the funding from this grant to promote the diversity of the local communities we see. Capturing recipes from around the world and holding a Great Yarmouth Great Bake-Off!


All welcome


Please email for more information


Litchfield community centre in Great Yarmouth NR31 0DZ

Mr Justin Fashanu


Please come and Join us to celebrate the Life of Mr Justin Fashanu. He began his career as an apprentice with Norwich City turning professional towards to the end of December 1978. The same year he scored 40 goals for Norwich whiles at the club.

He was also caped six times for England under 21.

He subsequently became Britain’s first 1Million black footballer. Ethnic Minority Association of Norfolk UK would like to celebrate his life and achievement. And also explain to the younger generation about his life history and learn from his experience.

Info: Mobile.07910922070