Black History Month in Manchester and the North

Creative Tourist

It’s Black History Month! An opportunity to share, celebrate and understand the impact of Black heritage and culture.

Here in Manchester and the North, you’ll find a great programme of events taking place throughout October. From exhibitions to theatre shows to live literature events, here are our top recommendations for Black History Month 2022.

Here are our picks

  • 1. ROOT-ed Zine: Retrospect, Reality, Reform at The Tetley

    ROOT-ed Zine, Issue 1

    ROOT-ed Zine: Retrospect, Reality, Reform at The Tetley, Until 22 January 2023, free entry - Visit now

    ROOT-ed Zine take over The Tetley in Leeds for a brand new exhibition exploring the socio-political, economic and environmental issues affecting people of colour.

  • 2. JMW Turner with Lamin Fofana: Dark Waters at Tate Liverpool

    Joseph Mallord William Turner, Stormy Sea with Dolphins, c.1835-40, Tate. JMW Turner with Lamin Fofana: Dark Waters installation view. Photo: Tate (Sam Day)

    JMW Turner with Lamin Fofana: Dark Waters at Tate Liverpool, Waterfront, Until 4 June 2023, from £5.00 - Book now

    The Sierra Leonean artist Lamin Fofana is known for his atmospheric compositions and translating the writing of pioneering black authors into sound. For ‘Dark Waters’, he created an immersive sound environment to be experienced with JMW Turner’s dramatic seascapes.

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Cinema Until 8 December 2022, from £7.95

Aftersun at HOME

Elizabeth Gaskell's House garden. Photo by Chris Tucker
Literature Until 11 December 2022, from £4.50

Book sale at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Cinderella at Hope Mill Theatre
Families Until 11 December 2022, from £27.00

Cinderella at Hope Mill Theatre

Music Until 17 December 2022, from £5

RNCM Autumn Season

Melissa Wan
Literature Until 17 December 2022, from £7

Ghosts at the Old Library

Flecky Bennett’s HALLOWEEN 2018 Ghost Walk
Activity Until 17 December 2022, from £15

Flecky Bennett’s Ghost Walks

Star of Wonder at Theatre Porto
Families Until 21 December 2022, from £0.00

Star of Wonder at Theatre Porto

Cinema Until 22 December 2022, from £20.00

Backyard Cinema