Black History Month 2021

Black History Month is celebrated across October in the UK. We will be sharing the stories and experiences of Black people who live, work or study in the borough to recognise the outstanding contribution that Black people have made in shaping our borough.

We want to enable the wider community to better understand the histories of fellow residents, colleagues and students making a positive difference in Wandsworth, and to inspire them.


This year we have an extensive programme of events, activities and talks that will be taking place in person and streamed online - suitable for residents, children, and families.

Celebration and spotlight videos

To celebrate black culture, we decided to spotlight individuals and businesses from across our borough as they share their stories, and provide insight into what Black History Month means to them and life in Wandsworth. We will be sharing these stories weekly on our digital channels.

Aminita Francis, Actor, Performer, Composer and Vocal Coach

Shaquille and Kirean, Big Belly Kitchen

Venus Apovo, Founder of Yes You Can Model Over 40


Cyle Carth, Founder of Good Guys Decorating


Marie Hanson MBE, Founder of S.T.O.R.M

Joseph Maye, Co-Founder of Jimmy Asher Foundation

Dialectic Dee, Spoken Word Artist

Irvin Walters, Head of School at Frances Barber

Kalu ‘Kaz’ Obuka, Head of Patient in Public Involvement and Equalities (NHS)

Kamapala Chukwaka, Author

Gomolemo, Co-Founder of Sens8ate Skincare