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Black History Month is celebrated throughout October every year around the UK. 

Black History Month events in Bury

There are a variety of events around Bury during October each year. Find the latest information for what's on in 2023 on this page.

Libraries and archive collection

Throughout October, our libraries and archives have special collections to highlight Black authors and literature, including e-books and audio books. Visit our online libraries catalogue to search or request library items.

Inspiring stories

The annual festivity aims to engage, inform and educate communities, as well as to showcase the talent, inspiration and stories of local Black people. If you'd like to share an inspiring story, you do not need to be a journalist or writer. Your story could be from the past, present or future about:

  • your thoughts on Black History
  • a person or event that deserves celebrating
  • your life or community
  • anything connected to Black history, heritage or culture.

To share your story, please email

To get to a better tomorrow, we can’t just focus on the past. The past is in the past. We can acknowledge and learn from it, but to improve the future, we need action, not words. We need to come together around a shared common goal to achieve a better world for everyone.
Black History Month 2022,