History Month

Everyone benefits from mutual recognition and regard to promote understanding and sharing and to build stronger communities. BCCA recognises the need for wider awareness of the UK’s history both locally and nationally.

Our History Month  provides space for perspectives from heritages of peoples of African, Caribbean and Asian descent. Leaving heritage and legacies unheard, unseen, disavowed and erased is anti-social and anti- community.

We live in a city where over 300 languages and where 40.2% of residents identify with either Asian, Black, Mixed or Other ethnic group.

Our History Month is an opportunity to generate recognition of others’ heritages towards promoting long lasting community values.

Beryl Gilroy

An Illustrated talk with Associate Dean Darla Gilroy about the pioneering 1976 book by one of Britain’s first Black Head Teachers.

Black Teacher has just been updated and reprinted by Faber.
With  special thanks to Tony Warner and Black History Walks

LGBTQ+ community

We are a forum for discussions, meetup and support, shared readings, film showings, photography, food, pride and protest action planning, space for planning queer performance evenings…. We’re certainly not limited to these! please get in touch at bcca@btinternet.com

2nd August 2021 Community

Vauxhall about Vauxhall

Gabriel Gbadamosi is a local resident and an exceptional writer of Nigerian/Irish heritage. 'Vauxhall' is his extraordinary debut novel, telling the story of a young boy, Michael, growing up in…


26th July 2021 Community

Royal Vauxhall Tavern

Our neighbour the Royal Vauxhall Tavern has been a hub for LGBTQ+ culture since before the decriminalisation of homosexuality. The Tavern was built in 1860-1862, on the corner of the…