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Celebrating Black History Month

18th Hydref 2021

This October we’re marking Black History Month by celebrating the amazing National Lottery funded projects across the UK that are making a difference within the black community and celebrating black history & culture.


My Runway Group

Black in Carnaby

My Runway Group

Africa in Motion Film Festival

Africa in Motion Film Festival

Africa in Motion 2021 film festival presents a selection of the best cinema from Africa and the Black diaspora, sharing with audiences a wide array of films that uniquely represent the continent - an enticing variety of languages, genres and filmmaking styles.

Their meticulously curated programme spans fiction, documentary, artists’ moving image, and animation. This year includes over 90 films with 66 premieres including 26 UK premieres and 29 Scottish premieres.

Film strands this year bring music, family, and identity to the fore. They explore the dynamics of relationships, the power of women-led story-telling, tender observations of familial ties, unique forms of protest, the maddening complexity of human nature, our environment, and Q&As foregrounding African talent.

The 16th Africa in Motion Film Festival will be held online from 15th - 31st October 2021. Learn more and get your tickets here.


Race Council Cymru

Windrush Elders ©Antonia Osuji

Race Council Cymru

Race Council Cymru works to promote race equality, art, heritage and cultural activities for black and minority ethnic communities across Wales.

From 2 to 31 October 2021, Race Council Cymru is delivering a new exhibition which will be on display at St Fagans National Museum of History featuring stories of how the Windrush Generation Cymru made their homes in Wales, titled: Windrush Cymru – Our Voices, Our Stories, Our History. The exhibition will then tour to further national museums across Wales until March 2022.

This exhibition features the stories of over 40 of those Windrush Generation Cymru, told in their own words. The exhibition is an opportunity for visitors to learn about their journeys to Wales, and the challenges they faced in building a new life in a country far from their homelands – finding work and the attitudes of people towards them. You can learn more about the exhibition here.

  • Housing and tenancy support particularly for groups at risk of homelessness
  • Transport services through the Community Transport Project
  • Food bank delivery services to the homes of beneficiaries
  • Employment support services, for example CV writing, Job Search and Application, Job Coaching and Interview Preparation
  • Entrepreneurship support, for example hosting bespoke workshops, providing one-to-one support and connect entrepreneurs with business networks and mentors
  • Wellbeing support offered by our mental health first-aid trained Caseworkers
  • Support for BAME ex-offenders, helping them reintegrate into society and develop personally and professionally
  • Advocacy work for typically underrepresented groups
  • Volunteering opportunities across all their work
The Centre for African Entrepreneurship

This year alone, the CAE has grown by over 250%, and they have provided over 1,700 one to one services. The growth they have experienced is a testament to how critical and beneficial their services are to the BAME communities in and around Swansea, and the CAE intends to continue bridging the gap on their behalf and ensure that they are empowered to succeed.

Visit the CAE’s website to find out more about what they do.

And follow them on Instagram and Twitter for a glimpse into their day-to-day activities.