Community events 

Friday 30th September & Saturday 1st October

10:00 - 17:00 pm The Forum


African and Caribbean Market


Bringing the warmth of Africa & the Caribbean to Norwich, part of Norfolk Black History Month! Great food, music, stalls... let's celebrate the diversity of this lovely corner of the U.K.!


Indoor stalls on both days: crafts, fashion, beauty, homewares, rum and more!

Outside on Saturday only: African & Caribbean street food market, music, dance, coffee & reggae beats, henna and face painting, and more! Plus charity stall in aid of The Mudeka Foundation, supporting children in Zimbabwe.

Storytelling in the Millennium Library (inside The Forum) on Saturday 1st with Mara Menzies, storyteller from Edinburgh. Two sessions: 10am and 3pm (repeated session). Aimed at children and adults 4+. Free entry. Non-ticketed but limited space.

Performance schedule for Saturday to be confirmed, but the amazing Norfolk-based Zimbabwean musician and singer Anna Mudeka will be part of it.

All welcome!

Organised in conjunction with The African Emporium, Lower Goat Lane, Norwich.

Saturday 1st October

19:00-20:30  The Forum (Auditorium)


From Zimbabwe with love

Meet Robert Matalsie, a professional footballer. Join him as he tells his funny, touching, and explosive story within the world of the beautiful game. He details his path across continents, after being spotted by premiership scouts when playing football in his birth country of Zimbabwe, and signs for Norwich City. He tells of his journey from his Shona Tribe in Africa to Norfolk, where he took it upon himself to learn about the history of Norfolk and in particular Norwich; the place which is now his home. There is also time for emotional reflection as he looks back to his life in a country under President Mugabe's Zanu PF Party. He tells of his magnificent football debut and the almost immediate success, fame and the financial rewards which follows. However, there is one decision he has to make which may bring this opulent world in which he lives crashing down around him. 'From Zimbabwe with love' will have you enthralled as Robert entertains you. 

Tickets available from the Forum Tourist Information

Saturday 8th October

from 11:00 Magdalen Street


Magdalen Street Celebration

This yearly festival celebrates all that is wonderful about Magdalen Street;  a film about the local traders ,live music, children’s activities, traditional stone masons , history walks and much more. Come and enjoy this free day!

Sunday 9th October

11:00  Aylsham


Marriott' s way 10K

Starts in Aylsham and finishes in Reepham Market Place, where you can cheer the runners over the finish line. More info and registration:

Friday 14th October

17:00 - 19:00 Clover Hill Village Hall


Society Alive

Society Alive celebrates the works and contribution of an outstanding Nigerian Novelist Helon Habila. Come and be part of this celebration.

Saturday 15th October

18:00-21:00  Four Ways Community Centre


Zimbabwe Community association


​Zimbabwe Community association celebrates the work and achievements of Dr Lindiwe Javani Chikanga.

Parking: Free
Accessibility details: Fully Accessible
tel: 07956437813
ZIMCAN website:

Saturday 15th October

18:00  Bridge Plus


Gambian Women’s Network celebration


Gambian Women’s network invites you to a social event to celebrate the life and achievement of its first president Sir Dawdling Kairaba Jacranda. The Event will have Free food and music to entertain all and to have the opportunity to network and make new friendships.


Monday 17th October

17:00 - 19:00  UEA Sport Park


African-Chinese Exchange

An event for families and individuals where we will celebrate the ancient health cultures of Africa and China. Join us to learn about the health benefits of Qigong, and celebrate the music and dances of Africa. Language and food from both cultures will also be available to try, share and exchange.

Tuesday 18th October

18:00-20:00  Norwich Well- Being Centre

SABR: Shadowing and Building relations


’SABR’ is an idea for an organisation looking to develop a relationship with the police to tackle prejudice, 

discrimination and to be a community owned response team. This event is a presentation of social media campaign to address the issue and build community resilience through discussion and awareness raising.

Saturday 22nd October

10:00-11:00  Sheringham Library

13:00-14:00 Cromer Library

Calypso Carnival


A family event with Songs, dances and stories from the Caribbean with Caspar James, Sheringham Library & Cromer Library.


Danny Keen ‘Triptych’ will be an exhibition at Cromer Library between the 3rd and the 29th October, with an Artists talk on Thursday 6th October


Both Caspar James and Danny Keen hugely inspirational and influential contemporary role models for Black Excellence, and are passionate about their subjects and bringing their skills and expertise to broaden the knowledge of Black History in the community. “Black history has often been a hidden history, it has been neglected.  My grandfather came to fight in the First World War as part of the Caribbean Forces. His generation were invited to come and fight, but black veterans weren’t invited to march at the Cenotaph on November 11th until fairly recently.  So all of these decades have gone by before that history is recognised, and it is only now that that history is beginning to be recognised, which I think is very, very important.”   - Danny Keen

Saturday 22nd October

16:00  Litchfield Community Centre South Town, Great Yarmouth

Black History Celebration

We will be celebrating the life and work of Mr Sam King MBE. The founder of London Nothing Hill Carnival.


There will be food and drinks plus lots of entertainment.


Everyone welcome

Thursday 27th - Friday 28th October



‘’Power of Words’ ​Workshop

Sean Graham is a London based dance and spoken word artist who combines the two art forms to create powerful physical theatre on issues of social division and building bridges. His work isn’t afraid to address political issues along with the effects these can have on social divisions and our everyday interactions..

Wednesday 26th October



Puppet Show and puppet making workshop

Puppet Show and puppet making workshop for children and their families, children stories from around the world

Thursday 27th

16:00-19:00  Norwich Social Centre Catherine Wheel Opening


Come and celebrate Norwich’s diversity this Black History Month

Arts exhibition – come and enjoy the wonderful arts exhibition created by members of our arts Club exploring their personal journey.




My Life, My City walking trail – an interactive exploration of the relationship between black and ethnic minority young people and their city. Starting at New Routes Integration, collect a map of exhibits around the city, and track the emotional geographies of these inspiring young people.


Running throughout October across Norwich.



Saturday 29th October

10:30 - 15.30 Great Yarmouth Library, Books and Beans Cafe


All different, All the same! Celebrate!

A one-off event featuring film, music, dance, writing, information/learning and international food! Join us in celebrating all the people in our community, showcasing the power of words to bring us all together and influence hearts and minds!

Saturday 29th October

14:00 The Bridge Plus + Community Hub


Sussou Nguesso or the face of dictatorship in French Africa


Please came to this insightful talk and discussion as we explore the impact of totalitarianism in one of the worlds resource rich countries in Africa.

Saturday 29th October

17:00 The Bridge Plus + Community Hub


Celebrating the life and legacy of Dr Kwame Nkurumah


The Ghana Norwich Residents Group would like to invite you to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr Kwame Nkurumah.

Dr Nkrumah’s work fighting for freedom and independence still remains an inspiration around the world.


There will be food and drinks plus lots of entertainment.



Saturday 29th October

19:00 The Bridge Plus + Community Hub


Celebrating diversity in Norfolk


African Music and Dance – come and join us for a night of dancing to Africa’s latest dance music to celebrate diversity in Norfolk. This will be an event with music selection from around Africa.


Free drinks and snack will be served.

Limited Capacity

All Welcome

Admission is Free.