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Celebrating Black History Month - Join an event

To celebrate Black History Month (1st-31st October) Local organisations such as Descendants, WAPPY and Oshun Education are providing a number of workshops and activities for children, young people and families. 

Find out more about what happened to the Jamaican men who arrived on the Windrush, learn about the Ancient Kingdom of Benin or join a whole day of fun activities. 

See below for details of the different workshops and activities,as well as details of a talent competition!

Wednesday 20th October - The Jamaican Men on the Empire Windrush - What Happened Next?

Delivered by Oshun Education- This exciting, free online workshop is for Ealing parents/carers and their children to attend. This workshop will explore what happened, immediately after the Empire Windrush docked, to the group of Jamaican men who were filmed arriving at Tilbury in 1948 - you will be surprised! It discusses the lives of other people on board the ship including some famous passengers. The Caribbean people's contribution to Britain’s war effort and their housing and employment opportunities in the UK will also be covered.

When?

Wednesday 20th October, 6.00pm -7.00pm

Where?

Online via Zoom 

How to book

Email trainingsupport@ealing.gov.uk stating name and the name of your early years setting, school or community organisation

Thursday 21st October- Descendants 27th AGM Hope from Heritage… Footprint on the Land

Delivered by Descendants, for parents and carers

When?

Thursday 21st October, 7.00pm

Where?

Online via Zoom 

How to book 

Join via Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83686687615

To find out more visit Home | descendants

Tuesday 26th October- Ancient Kingdom of Benin-Exploring Afrikan History

Delivered by WAPPY, for children, young people and families 

When?

Tuesday 26th October, 4.45pm – 6.45pm

Where?

Online session via ZOOM

How to book 

Email Grace Quansah at wappy@live.com to register

Find out more about this event : https://www.wappy.org.uk/post/ancient-kingdom-of-benin-exploring-afrikan-history 

Wednesday 27th October- Writing & Akuba Telling Tales from Africa & the Caribbean

Delivered by WAPPY, for children, young people and families 

When?

Wednesday 27th October, 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Where?

Acton Library

How to book 

Email Grace Quansah at wappy@live.com to register

To find out more, visit www.wappy.org.uk  

Wednesday 27th October- Descendants Celebrating our Heritage through the Arts Fun Day

Delivered by Descendants. A Fun day of fun activities for children ages 7-16. 

African Drumming Class, Arts & Craft  Sessions, Traditional Story Telling and much more. Cost : £1

When?

Wednesday 27th October, 12 midday – 5.00pm

Where?

Acton Gardens Community Centre, W3 8UU

How to book

Email descendantscharity@gmail.com or call 07818 251 138

Cost : £1

To find out more, visit Home | descendants 

Saturday 30th October, 2.00pm – 4.00pm- Passing the Time Through Rhythm & Rhyme on the Windrush

Delivered by WAPPY, for children, young people and families

When?

Saturday 30th October, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Where?

W3 Gallery, Acton, W3 9DJ

How to book

Email Grace Quansah at wappy@live.com to register

To find out more, visit www.wappy.org.uk 

Saturday 6th November- Importance of the Ancient Kingdom of Benin

Delivered by WAPPY for children, young people and families 

When?

Saturday 6th November, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Where?

W3 Gallery, Acton, W3 9DJ

How to book

Email Grace Quansah at wappy@live.com to register

To find out more, visit www.wappy.org.uk 

The Legacy Series

Delivered by Descendants for children and young people aged 4-16years. Topics including Culture, History, Music and so much more! 

When?

Every Friday from 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Where?

Acton Gardens Community Centre, W3 8UU and online

How to book

Email descendantscharity@gmail.com or call 07818 251 138

To find out more , visit Home | descendants 

Enter a competition- Celebrating talent for Black History Month

Celebrating talent for Black History Month

Are you, or your child, aged between 11 and 25 and an amazing singer, musician, actor, poet, photographer, comedian or artist?

There’s still time for them to enter the Equality, Equity and Empowerment group’s Black History Month talent competition.

To enter the online competition, they will need to email a photo or video of their talent to EEEChildrensVoices@ealing.gov.uk by 31st October (deadline extended). Children under the age of 16 will need to send in a consent form with their application (you can find this under downloads on the right hand side of this page). 

The competition aims to celebrate the talent of children and young people across Ealing, with an emphasis on pride and achievement throughout Black History month.

This will be a chance for children and young people to showcase different talents and have their work displayed as a collage video of a variety of entrants, and art works displayed in various venues around Ealing.

For more information email EEEChildrensVoices@ealing.gov.uk

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