Preston Black History Group to host a month of entertaining and informative events

Posted on - 4th October, 2021 - 10:37am | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, History, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
The events will be held at Jalgos. Pic: Google

This Black History Month, Preston Black History Group (PBHG) will be hosting a series of events at Jalgos Sports and Social Club, Rose Street, Preston.


On Tuesday, 5 October, the PBHG Anniversary Event will start at 7pm.

This event will highlight the journey the group has undertaken over the last ten years.

There will be testimonies from groups and individuals who have worked with the group over its lifetime.

Light refreshments will be provided – the event is free, and anyone is welcome. 

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On Sunday, 17 October, A Musical Journey Across the Caribbean and their back story will start at 4pm.

It is set to take attendees on a musical journey across the Caribbean, examining and explaining some of the various musical presentations from across the Caribbean.

It will also explain the background to each piece of music, from Soca, Calypso, Ska, Bluebeat, and Rudeboy.

This is a free event hosted by David Knight and is a must for all genuine music lovers.

On Thursday, 21 October, The Rum Story – the Dark Spirit of Whitehaven event will take place.

Participants should meet at Jalgos at 9am, and will return to Preston at approximately 6.30pm.

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This is a visit to the Rum story in Whitehaven in Cumbria. This visit will show the link between Whitehaven and the West Indies, specifically Antigua.  It will show that Rum joined the two destinations together.

Whitehaven has its own colourful history.  It was one of England’s oldest and busiest ports. The journey begins in Antigua and works its way through the history of the Jefferson family and their links to Rum and slavery.

There is a charge of £12.00 for this trip and a deposit of £5 will be required. This covers transport, entrance fee and a tour guide. Refreshments are not provided. This is a highly recommended trip for all age groups.

Places are limited and can only be booked through Clinton Smith: 

On Sunday 24 October, there is a film showing at 3pm of Akwantu.

This film follows the journey of Jamaican stunt actor Roy T. Anderson as he sets out to confirm his Maroon ancestry.

His journey takes him to North America, Canada, Jamaica and Ghana as he journeys to establish his Maroon lineage. It is a very powerful and must watch film.

This is a free event.

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On Saturday 30 October, there will be a Halloween Dance 8pm-late at Jalgos. It is an opportunity to get dressed up in Halloween costumes and have a dance together.

Admission to this event is £3.

On Sunday 31 October, another film will be shown at 4pm – Frederick Douglas and The White Negro.

This film tells the story of Frederick Douglas a black American abolitionist who campaigned for the freedom of all slaves.

Frederick travelled extensively with his campaign, including visits to the United Kingdom where he addressed large audiences in his bid to raise the awareness of the need to abolish slavery.

This event will be hosted by Professor Alan Rice from IBAR (Institute for Black Atlantic Research) and is free to attend.

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