Black history month celebrated through creativity at central library event

  • Black creativity celebratory evening in Manchester Central Library
  • Fashion show, art exhibition, word performance
  • Brought by Bob Expo, Cultureville and Business IP Greater Manchester
  • Carole Whitehead and DJ Kemoy Walker to hosts the event

Three Mancunian companies are joining forces to host an evening promoting black creativity and Black History Month.

Shakespeare Hall in Manchester central library will be hosting the Black creative soirée brought to the city by Bob Expo, Cultureville and Business and IP Centre Greater Manchester.

Black creative soirée will be held on Friday (28 October) and feature a fashion show, art exhibition, performances, land ive music.

The event is being held to highlight black designers, artists, poets and musicians’ craftsmanship and talent. 

The event will be animated by the women right’s activist and founder of the Zebra Partnership agency helping company to bring their project to life Carol-Ann Whitehead, along with DJ Kemoy Walker, founder of KYSO, a not-for-profit organisation delivering drama and music workshops to young people.

Cultureville founders Adeola Adelakun and Ronke Jane Adelakun said: “We’re bringing together artists musicians, spoken words artists and fashion brands and we’re putting them on a platform not just ours but other black creatives because we want to showcase the amount of creativity we have in the black community in Manchester and that is the black creative soirée.”

Bobexpo held a previous event this summer when it curated more than 100 businesses and more than 1,000 people came to support the initiative.

Tickets are available from Evenbrite.