Celebrating Black History Month
October is Black History Month, a time to recognise the contribution and achievements that the Black, Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) community have made to the UK over many generations.
Black Culture Collective
To mark Black History Month, we at Peabody are supporting Thamesmead residents to launch the first Black Culture Collective. This group will embark on an ongoing programme of events to celebrate the invaluable contribution of Thamesmead's BAME community who have played a critical role in shaping the cultural, social and economic life of the town.
The Black Culture Collective is open to all and will meet monthly to share the stories, knowledge, and experiences of black people within the community and make decisions on how to celebrate Thamesmead's black heritage.
Peabody will work with the Collective to support them each year to ensure Black culture and history is fully represented within Thamesmead's wider cultural programme.
Abena Oppong-Asare, Labour MP for Erith and Thamesmead said:
"The launch of the Black Culture Collective by local residents and supported by Peabody is a fantastic initiative. Thamesmead has a thriving cultural history and is built on the contributions of all who live here."
- Read more about the Black Culture Collective here