Black History Month kicks off with event at Wembley Stadium

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MUSICIANS and community leaders will travel to Wembley Stadium this weekend for a huge event to celebrate the start of Black History Month.

Black History Live, a new event for this year’s celebrations, will be held at the stadium on Saturday and Sunday, and will see workshops and seminars take place alongside live music performances.

Staff from the Harrow Times will also be there as part of our Don’t Carry, Don’t Kill anti-knife crime campaign.

The campaign backs Harrow East MP Bob Blackman’s call to extend new sentencing powers for a six-month mandatory jail sentence for those caught using a knife aggressively to under 18s.

Seminar highlights of Black History Live include Jean-Robert Cadet, a former Restavec, or Haitian child slave, who now spends his time campaigning against slavery will be giving a reading and talk.

Award-winning flautist Keith Waithe will bring 300 flutes to play a mixture of classical, jazz, African, Caribbean, Asian and Western music.

Church Boyz will transport their audience back to the Forties, Fifties and Sixties, when the first West Indian immigrants came over to Britain, through performance and song.

The Football Association will be giving attendees the chance to meet some sporting heroes. The RAF Museum will pay tribute to pilots who came across from the Caribbean and fought in the world wars.

The event will be held on between 10am and 5pm on both days and costs £6 for adults, with children under 14 going in for free.

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5:17pm Thu 6 Oct 11

paisley says...

do you not think england has had enough of black history for the time being, thanks all the same but no thanks
do you not think england has had enough of black history for the time being, thanks all the same but no thanks paisley
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