Wokingham Borough Council and the Wokingham Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Forum are set to celebrate the borough’s diverse community this October during Black History Month.
The celebrations will begin with the opening of the annual Black History Month exhibition in the mall gallery at Shute End, Wokingham. The exhibition will be officially opened by the Borough Mayor on 10 October at 7pm.
This year’s theme for the exhibition is to celebrate the different community groups in the BME community across the borough, highlighting the different activities and events which take place in Wokingham and the surrounding communities.
As in previous years, Black History Month will close with a taster and performance event on Saturday 9 November at 6.45pm at Woodley Baptist Church, where performers of all ages will showcase their talents. There will also be Asian and Caribbean food, highlighting a diverse range of foods from a wide variety of cultures and cuisines.
Both the opening of the exhibition and the taster and performance event are free and open to the public.
“It is wonderful to see the continued strong relationship between the council and members of the BME Forum,” said Cllr Parry Batth, executive member for environment and leisure and co-chair of the BME Forum.
“Every year the forum works hard to highlight important community issues and to celebrate the wonderful range of cultural heritages that exist within the borough. I urge everyone to come to the exhibition to learn more about the black and minority ethnic groups in Wokingham Borough.”