Cambridge residents can join in with a programme of online and real life talks, exhibitions and events for Black History Month during October.

The national event is supported by Cambridge City Council and celebrates the history and contributions that black people with origins in Africa, the Caribbean, North and South America and other black communities around the world have made to Cambridge and the UK.

The programme for Black History Month includes the following events:

Anglia Ruskin University presents Brown Babies – a digital exhibition until 31 Oct curated by Professor Lucy Bland, based on her book Britain’s ‘Brown Babies’: the Stories of Children Born to Black GIs and White Women in the Second World War.

Anglia Ruskin University presents an Excellence in Sport Lecture with former England footballer John Barnes, talking about his successful career and the racism he encountered. Thursday 8 October, 7.00 pm-8.00 pm.

Cambridgeshire Libraries’ The Library Presents The Headwrap Diaries.– A funny and uplifting dance theatre show by Uchenna Dance set in a hair salon. From Fri 16 Oct, 1pm-Thurs 22 Oct, 11.00 pm.

All the online events and full listings can be accessed at, a website run by the Museum of Cambridge, dedicated to sharing the human stories and lesser-known histories of Cambridge.