Celebration of Black History MonthBy Laura Herbert
October 19, 2012
The opening of the Inspiring the Next Generation exhibition officially launched the town’s annual Black History Month celebrations.
The exhibition features photographs of people from black and ethnic minority communities who have made significant achievements, such as Olympians Jessica Ennis and Mo Farrah, Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York and UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Baroness Valerie Amos.
Wokingham borough mayor Councillor Bob Wyatt officially opened the exhibition on Thursday, October 4, at the Mall Gallery, in Shute End.
He said: “It is important to have people whose achievements we can admire and, most importantly, aspire to.
“Those featured in this exhibition are an inspiration to all young people and an example of what hard work and dedication can achieve.
“Black History Month in Wokingham is an opportunity to celebrate the contribution of people from all different backgrounds and to bring different people together to celebrate our communities.”
Black History Month celebrations continue on Saturday, November 10, when the annual Taster and Performance evening takes place at Woodley Baptist Church featuring music, dance and food from around the world, including African-Caribbean and Asian cuisine.
The free event will be held at the church, in Hurricane Way, from 7pm to 10pm. For details call Ashwani Gupta on (0118) 974 6790 or 0782 512 5503 or Pol Exeter on 0795 414 6245.