By Beth Sharp Saturday 05 October 2013 Updated: 09/10 11:52
THIS weekend sees the start of a host of events across Bromsgrove to mark Black History Month.
The first, tonight (Saturday), will see Whitney Houston tribute act Nya King take to the stage at Artrix at 8pm.
Tickets will be £12 (£10 concessions).
Over the coming weeks there will be a variety of other special events.
Shakespeare’s Othello will be the next installment which will be held on October 11 at 7pm at Artrix. The main charcters will be played by award-winning actors Adrian Lester from ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ and Rory Kinnear from ‘Skyfall’. Tickets for that are also £12.
A dance showcase on October 27 will feature The Black Umfolosi performing its popular Gumboot Dance - that involves traditional rituals from the South African mining regions. Tickets are £15 (£13 concessions).
Award-winning chef Lorenzo Richards will be cooking up some creepy Caribbean cuisine at the Wildmoor Oak for Halloween on October 31 .
And it will be back to Artrix on November 2 to bring the curtain down on the Black History Month celebrations with West African, Seckou Keita, and Welsh harpist Catrin Finch stringing two cultures together through music and verse.
Bromsgrove District Councillor Mark Bullivant thanked the Bromsgrove Black History Society and said: “Together we have raised awareness of the positive contributions made to history by members of black African and African Caribbean communities.”
For information and tickets for Artrix events, visit www.artrix.co.uk or call 01527 577330.
For more on the event at the Wildmoor Oak, call 0121 453 2696.
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