Black History Month at Gulbenkian Arts Centre

At Gulbenkian we are committed to offering a diverse programme year-round, working with companies and artists who represent all parts of our community.

In October we have a number of events that celebrate the talents and creativity of Black artists listed below. For further details and how to book visit the Gulbenkian website.

On Stage:

Homeward: Soul Food by Lyrici Arts – Mon 10 Oct, 19.30

Medway based Lyrici Arts at the table for a soulful storytelling feast that will draw you into a journey that is both intimate and epic in scope. Four compelling tales from four remarkable Black heritage artists, take audiences around the world and across time on a passage of self-discovery. This is a Creative Estuary co-commission and supported by Gulbenkian Arts Centre.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Tue 18 Oct, 20.00

They shot to global stardom after featuring on Paul Simon’s Graceland album and have been touring the world ever since, winning five GRAMMY Awards on the way. Nelson Mandela called them “South Africa’s cultural ambassadors”, and they tour now to celebrate Black History Month.

On Screen:

Queen of Glory – Thu 13 Oct, 19.00

Queen of Glory is the story of Sarah Obeng, the brilliant child of Ghanaian immigrants, who is quitting her Ivy League PhD program to follow her married lover to Ohio.