For Black History Month 2020, ACM is excited to be working alongside our African and Caribbean Society to bring a jam-packed programme of virtual events to our students.

In these events, we will discuss important issues, history and the experiences of black people within the creative industries.

We hope that through these masterclasses, panels, celebrations and discussions, our students will learn more about black culture and history in the UK and globally.

Whilst Black History Month remains an important time in our calendars to celebrate and learn from, we believe that black culture and history should be threaded throughout our education. Therefore, we look forward to continuing these important discussions and events throughout the year, as part of ACM’s curriculum.

Learn more via our events calendar below, and get involved in online masterclasses, panels, performances and Netflix watch parties, plus more! We look forward to seeing the ACM community engage with our Black History Month virtual events throughout the month.

If anyone would like to join the African and Caribbean Society or make any suggestions for future events and initiatives, please email societies@acm.ac.uk.

African and Caribbean Society

ACM’s ACS is here to help you get your voice heard.

We are here to help support your studies, mental health and careers.

Not only is the African and Caribbean Society here to give you a platform for discussion and debate at ACM, but also support you outside of university with networking and career guidance.

Our aim for Black History Month and going forward is to help give exposure to the black community in music. We also want to educate our society on the real facts and history behind black music, as well as cultural factors of both Caribbean and African music (the origins and where we see it going).

During Black History Month 2020, we will be discussing racial bias and current issues surrounding race, whilst demonstrating the influence we have on the world as we strive for racial equality.

Celebrating our black artists, students and alumni

Check out our Black History Month playlist, featuring some brilliant artists at ACM. From current students to alumni, this playlist is a celebration of the diverse talent that we are proud to have had come through ACM over the years.

Have we missed something? Get in touch at acmplaylists@acm.ac.uk if you have any suggestions to add to this playlist.

Book List

At ACM, we want our students to feel empowered, learn more about black history and culture, and as such, we are incredibly proud of student and ACS member, Virginie Bernard, for putting together this comprehensive list of books which her fellow students can read to learn more in this area.

Click below to see Virginie’s reading list

Upcoming BHM Events

Click on the events below to access the virtual Zoom events and Netflix watch party links. All events will be live – don’t miss out!