The month of October in the UK is Black History Month, where people across the country highlight the importance of the influence that black people have made. We will also be taking part with the celebrations; hosting events for our staff and promoting events happening across west London.
Hammersmith has lots to offer with events all over the borough, including guided walks every Saturday throughout October. These walks will showcase Hammersmith's connections to African and Caribbean history. To apply and find out more visit Hammersmith London's website.
The Bush Theatre are celebrating the work of amazing black artists who have contributed a lot to the theatre and the industry as a whole. Now would be a great time to book a ticket to see some wonderful performances.
We will be hosting events for our staff in October which involve guest speakers and TED Talks. World Food Day is on 16 October, so it will be a fantastic opportunity to share and learn about cultures in our lunch event for staff. Later this month, we will set up a BHM photo exhibition in the reception of our Mulliner House office which will be available to all visitors.
Pictured above is Bishop Wilfred Wood, co-founder of SBHG. He was born in Barbados and ordained a priest in St. Paul's Cathedral in 1962. Wilfred first served in Shepherds Bush, where he assisted Rev John Asbridge with forming SBHG. He later went on to become the UK's first black bishop, and frequently campaigned against racial injustice. We are very grateful for everything Wilfred has done for the Shepherds Bush community and country. There is no doubt that he is an incredibly important figure in black history and SBHG's history. You can read more about SBHG's history and Wilfred Wood in an interview with Rev John Asbridge.