30 September - Breakdancing with The Breaking Community CiC
Did you know breakdance is now an official Olympic sport and will be included in 2024. The Breaking Community is a London based dance collective ready to train the next generation of Olympiads. Supported by live drum kit and percussion join the dancing circle and learn in a supportive environment at Lauderdale House.
7 October - West African Dance with Papis Mane
Papis Mane is a master of West African Mande Dance from Senegal. Supported by young drummers Papis will be sharing his skills in an immersive and energetic dance workshop. In the dance workshop Papis invites young people to understand his traditions of West African Mande folkloric song, music and dance for a Black History Month special.
14 October - Bead Threading & Bracelet Making with Skanda Sabbagh
Depending on where you come from in the African Diaspora there are a many different traditions. From bracelets and necklaces to decorating clothes, different shaped and coloured beads have many meanings. Come join Education and Outreach Officer Skanda Sabbagh to make your own Jewellery to take home with you and tell your own story through creativity!
21 October - West African Drumming with Aboubacar Konate
Aboubacar Konate is a master drummer percussionist and multi-instrumentalist from Burkina Faso in West Africa. Come learn and play West African music and drums and perform as part of a team. Aboubacar invites young people to understand and share his traditions of West African Mande folkloric song, music and drumming for a Black History Month Special.
28 October - Batik Wax Painting with Skanda Sabbagh
Batik is a technique of decorating and dyeing beautiful patterns and colours into cloth. Found in West Africa and the African diaspora Batik is a global and ancient tradition that can even been found in the wrappings of Egyptian mummies! Come join Education and Outreach Officer Skanda Sabbagh to explore designing our own patterns using traditional tools, melted wax and colourful dyes!