Black History Month (BHM) in Wales acknowledges the contributions made by Black people to local, national and world history and culture. It does this through delivering an informative, educational and celebratory programme of events throughout the year through Black History Cymru 365 (BHC365), culminating each year in the month of October for Black History Month. The aim is to encourage everyone, irrespective of ethnicity or colour, to take part in events, learn about our shared global history and celebrate diversity and cultural understanding.
BHC365 and BHMWales are hosted by Race Council Cymru (RCC), which is the overarching umbrella body in Wales that works to combat prejudice, race discrimination, harassment, abuse and violence. RCC promotes art, heritage and cultural activities for black, Asian and minority ethnic communities across Wales.
The title for this year’s programme is Movers, Shakers & Legacy Makers and celebrates both historic and present day people making dynamic change for better futures. We celebrate ‘Movers & Shakers’ and we focus on ‘Legacy’, in building long term partnerships and programmes to educate and create new and innovative artistic practice of the highest quality, both in terms of product and presentation.