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West Lothian Celebrates Black History Month 2017

West Lothian Community Race Forum, ELREC and West Lothian Council

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 from 19:00 to 20:30 (GMT)

West Lothian Celebrates  Black History Month 2017

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West Lothian BHM-2017 30 Oct 2017 Free  

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You are invited to a Multicultural Community Event to celebrate Black History Month 2017 in West Lothian.  

Date: Tuesday 31 October, 7.00-8.30pm

Venue: Bathgate Partnership Centre, South Bridge Street, Bathgate, West Lothian EH48 1TS

Black History Month (BHM) has been celebrated in Scotland since 2001. BHM is an opportunity to mark the struggle and successes of Black and Minority Ethnic individuals and communities in the past and present.  Further detail on Scotland’s national programme of BHM celebration can be found at www.crer.scot/black-history-month

 

The West Lothian Community Race Forum, in collaboration with ELREC Diversity in Public Life and West Lothian Council, are organising a multicultural event to celebrate the diversity of Scotland and shine a light on the history of Black people in Scotland.

Our keynote speaker, Professor Sir Geoff Palmer, the first black professor in Scotland, will explore historical links between Scottish history and the history of black people in the Africa and Caribbean.  There will be an exhibition and multicultural performances, including traditional African dance and live music featured by BE United troupe and BBC Scotland musician award winner, the talented Afro- Scot singer Benny Tetteh-Lartey.

This is a free event but booking is required.

 

Creche facilities are available but pre-booking is essential. Please contact Joanna Anderson on the details below to book a place.

If you have any specific requirements relating to access or diet or require interpretation or translation services then please let us know. For more information about this event please contact Joanna Anderson by email:joanna.anderson1@westlothian.gov.uk or by telephone: 01506 281086. ​

Find our event on: www.facebook.com/events/1415672398469715

Do you have questions about West Lothian Celebrates Black History Month 2017? Contact West Lothian Community Race Forum, ELREC and West Lothian Council

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Bathgate Partnership Centre
21-55 South Bridge Street
EH48 1TS Bathgate
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 from 19:00 to 20:30 (GMT)


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