This year Bristol BHM reflects upon the theme of diversity, heritage and social justice, inspired by several key anniversaries including: the life and work of South African Social Rights activist Desmond Tutu on the occasion of his 85th Birthday, the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party.
BHM 2017 launches with Brims and Bows Evening Tea Fundraiser 1 October, hosted by award winning Anndeloris Chacon Manager of Bristol Black Careers. Anndeloris was awarded the Outstanding Contribution To The Community Award at the Rise Awards. Rise Awards Celebrating the successes of Bristol’s BME communities culminates in the annual award ceremony, dinner and dance.
BHM is an opportunity for individuals to share their stories, and the stories of others, often under-told. Several events bring together and celebrate the voices of local people such as artists, rappers, poets and authors. The programme includes events from Troy Ellis ,Black Uhuru, There is Black in the Union Jack , Bristol Ferry Boats , Rethink , Bristol Manifesto and more…
This year’s programme of events also has opportunities for debate , discussion, networking and reflection from the mixture of activities and events.
Finally, We would like to thank everyone involved with making BHM 2017 possible. From advertisers ,programmers, to organisers, volunteers, artists, participants and attendees, I hope you enjoy this wonderful programme that you have helped bring together.