October 1st - October 31st

Black History Month at GHT

Black History Month at GHT

  • 2022-10-01 10:00 to 2022-10-31 16:00

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Black History Month at GHT

2022-10-01 10:00 to 2022-10-31 16:00
1st October 2022


Black History Month at GHT

2022-10-01 10:00 to 2022-10-31 16:00
1st October 2022


This October is Black History Month UK, and we’re marking the occasion at GHT with a programme of exhibitions and activities that recognise the contributions of Black British people to arts and culture, whilst celebrating the Black history of and community in Southampton. 

As part of the month of celebrations, you can explore and take part in our programme of events:

  • Exhibition – For My Only Love, Yours in Body and Soul

  • A new exhibition by London-Based multi-disciplinary artist Ebun Sodipo, which explores the changing attitudes towards Africans and their descendants in Southampton between the 16th and 20th century through a visual and audio love story.
  • Free entry. On display from Friday 7th November 2022 until Sunday 6th November 2022. Find out more here
  • Closing Event – For My Only Love, Yours in Body and Soul

  • An evening celebrating Ebun Sodipo’s recent exhibition and commission for Black History Month 2022. This is your chance to meet the artist behind the works and enjoy a reading from Ebun.
  • Free event. Friday 4th October 2022 7pm – 9pm at God’s House Tower. Find out more here
  • Workshop – Creative Writing Group

  • A Black History Month focused session, where the group will discuss what the Windrush generation brought to Southampton in terms of food, and creating a culinary map of the city and its diverse communities.

Free workshop. Saturday 15th October 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Limited spaces/booking required.
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  • Black History Tour – Hidden Histories

    • From Black privateers to plantation owners, this fascinating Black History walking tour shines a spotlight onto many lesser known stories of Southampton’s past to better understand the diverse heritage of our City spanning over 400 years.
    • Tours take place on the following dates and have limited spaces (Saturday 8th October, Saturday 15th October, Saturday 22nd October, Saturday 29th October 2022 11am – 12.30pm). Tickets cost £5, with proceeds going towards the continuation of research and development to share the diverse history of Southampton in new and creative ways. Find out more here
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Stories Behind the Stones

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What’s On at GHT

Plan your next visit to GHT and see our full programme of current and upcoming exhibitions, events and activities for all the family to enjoy