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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Black History Month in Sheffield

Join Sheffield as it proudly celebrates Black History Month this October.

This annual occasion brings together people from many different backgrounds to recognise the rich history, achievements and contributions of Black British/African heritage people in the UK and in shaping local communities.

It also serves as a valuable reminder of the ongoing need to tackle racism, reclaim Black history, and ensure Black history is authentically represented and celebrated all year round.

The African Heritage Culture Forum is pleased to support Our Favourite Places and other partners to ensure that Sheffield Black History Month 2023 successfully showcases the achievements and contributions being made to the city by the African heritage community.

This year, Black History Month is dedicated to honouring the achievements of black women who are often the forgotten heroines, and in a way that amplifies their voices to challenge the systems that oppress them.

Please join us and the city of Sheffield in ‘Saluting Our Sisters’ and the #WEMATTER movement during Black History Month 2023 and beyond.

Sheffield has a wide range of African heritage themed cultural events on offer. Whether you want to be empowered, educated, or simply entertained – as you can see from the event listings below there is something for everyone to enjoy. From fascinating talks, thought-provoking words and images, to music that will get your blood pumping and feet tapping – Sheffield has it all!

About us
This guide is brought to you by Sheffield’s very own African Heritage Culture Forum (a not-for-profit organisation led by volunteers). The Forum’s mission is all about celebrating African heritage culture and to help raise awareness, educate, recognise and celebrate the city’s rich and diverse heritage.

The Forum offers free membership and their website has a wealth of information, including free learning resources, newsletters and community-focused content.