Sir Lenny Henry – writer, comedian, actor and activist – will be taking us on a candid journey through his life and career in this exclusive event at the University of Hull to help mark Black History Month.
The event will begin with a short talk from Sir Lenny followed by an in-depth interview as well as an opportunity for audience members to ask questions. There will also be a special meet and greet opportunity for some of our students.
Please do join us for what promises to be an incredibly interesting and informative event.
Black History Month at the University of Hull
Black History Month (BHM) is celebrated in October every year. It focuses on the history and heritage of Asian, African and African Caribbean peoples.
Here at the University of Hull, Black History Month provides us with an opportunity to promote knowledge of black history, culture and heritage, and to disseminate information on positive black contributions to British society. It celebrates this contribution through a series of events taking place throughout the month which help us to think and value the role that Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) people have played in shaping Britain’s history.
There will be a series of events during the month and one of the highlights will be a talk from Sir Lenny Henry on Wednesday 2 October and a screening of crowd-funded film ‘Gambia’ by local band Bud Sugar on 7 October. Details of further events will follow, please keep an eye on Culturenet.
The University of Hull recognises the contribution BME people have made across all aspects of modern Britain such as academia, medicine, science, sport, art, film, politics and services.
Following a £9.5 million redevelopment, Middleton Hall re-opened its doors in late 2016 as a 400-seater concert hall. The versatile venue is used for classical music concerts, and with adaptable acoustics, it is also used as a surround-sound cinema and theatre space.