Official National Online Launch of Black History Wales

We are delighted to announce that Black History Wales will be launching a year long programme on the 1st of October, 1 pm to 3 pm.

Official National Online Launch of Black History Wales









The programme this year is moving to Black History Wales – rather than ‘Black History Month Wales’ and is a full year of activity under the Black History Cymru 365 remit that we’ve been working towards these last few years. Launching 1st October 2020 and running until September 30th 2021.

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The theme for this year is

  2000 Nations | Celebrating Diversity 

People of African and Caribbean descent originate from around 2000 different ethnic groups with a range of over 2000 languages and multiple cultural traditions. A year to explore the interventions, educational achievements, innovative contributions and to celebrate and share this rich heritage through the Arts here in Wales.

The event will be opened by the Hon First Minister, Professor Mark Drakeford MS and launch a full year of Black History Cymru 365 activity to celebrate the achievements and contributions made to Wales by individuals of African and African-Caribbean heritage.

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The event will outline a creative programme of Wales wide activity and share information of how to get involved.

The event will be live streamed through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Black History Wales and Race Council Cymru website. Please see direct links are below:

In Loving Memory

We dedicate this years Black History Wales events in memory of Patti Flynn our Black History Patron who passed away 10th of September 2020.

Patti Flynn our Black History Wales Patron
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Past Events

Take a peek at what we have got up to over the last few years. If you have any suggestions about events that you would like to see the Black History Month Wales hold again, then please get in touch.

Funded by Arts Council of Wales

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Arts Council of Wales

The Arts Council of Wales is a Welsh Government-sponsored body, responsible for funding and developing the arts in Wales.

We would like to thank Arts Council Wales for their commitment to Diversity and their ongoing funding support for the Black History Wales programme.

Thank you to our Sponsors for their invaluable support of Black History Wales.

Black History Wales 2020 Sponsors

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Welsh Government

The Welsh Government is the devolved Government for Wales.
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The British Army

The British Army protects the United Kingdom’s interests at home and abroad, providing a safe and secure environment in which all British citizens can live and prosper.
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The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion is the national champion of Remembrance, and it is our responsibility to ensure that Remembrance is available to all and passed down to future generations. We work to ensure that the service and sacrifice of all, irrespective of background, religion or race is recognised.
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The Museum of Military Medicine

The Museum of Military Medicine follows advancements in medicine, healthcare and wellbeing during times of conflict and pandemic, and features the stories of the men, women, and animals whose service to their country has been to the benefit of all.
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Coastal Housing is a not-for-profit company that develops homes and commercial premises for rental and sale. We’re based at offices on Swansea High Street and also at hub locations in Neath and Port Talbot town centres.


The Police and Crime Commissioner is an elected official charged with securing and effective and efficient policing area, and to ensure that local police meet the needs of the community. The Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed-Powys covers the four counties of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys.
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Our vision emboldens this commitment to education, research and innovation undertaken in partnership with our students, governments, business and industry and with tangible benefits for individuals, society and the economy.
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At Admiral, our commitment is to ensure that race is never a barrier to entry or progression within the company. One of our four fundamental pillars is equality. Our BAME Working Group was established in 2017 to support the company in becoming more ethnically diverse and inclusive. The purpose of the forum is to raise awareness, act as a place for discussion and to improve the working environment for our BAME members of staff. We are proud to support Black History Wales and the National Black History Wales Youth Awards for a third year which recognise and celebrate the achievements and contributions of young people of African and Caribbean heritage in Wales.

Black History Wales 2020 Partners

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Literature Wales

Literature Wales is the national company for the development of literature. Our vision is a Wales where literature empowers, improves and brightens lives.
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Theatr na nÓg

Theatr na nÓg is on a mission to ignite the imagination of the nation. We believe in the power of outstanding theatre to inspire life-long change, and enrich the lives of people of all ages.


The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama provides specialist practical and performance-based training in music and drama, enabling students to enter and influence the world of music, theatre and related professions.


Set in the heart of Swansea University’s Singleton campus we exist to enrich the cultural lives of individuals and communities across the region, presenting arts experiences for audiences in our spaces and on the streets of Swansea.

Our past sponsors

View our past partners, sponsors and contributors.