As part of our year-long efforts to celebrate Black culture and communities in Cardiff Bay, we've got an exciting programme of free events to mark this year's Black History Month.
As well as lighting up our iconic inscription to mark the month, we’re hosting a series of workshops to celebrate Black culture this October. All workshops will be held in the Glanfa foyer area of our building, and are completely free to join.
And on Sunday 31 October we'll be showcasing two sessions of incredible music from emerging Black Welsh talent.
From Windrush-inspired crafts to afro-beat dance, there’s something for everyone. No need to book a ticket - just come along!
Afrobeat dance workshop with Mujib Yahaya
Friday 29 October, 10am - 12pm. Ages 15+
Mujib will be leading an introduction to the ever-popular afrobeat genre of dance seen over social media, from the popular gwara gwara to the less well-known Alanta style.
Windrush suitcases with June Campbell-Davies
Friday 29 October, 1 - 3pm. Open to all ages
Here's a chance to learn more about the Windrush generation through decorating your own vintage suitcase. You'll also be able to read and keep a copy of a genuine letter sent by a member of the Windrush generation.
Mini vintage suitcases provided for decoration.
Storytelling with Mary-Anne Roberts
Saturday 30 October, 10am - 12pm. Open to all ages
Storyteller Mary-Anne Roberts explores the parallels between two dark tales - Clear Water/Dirty Water (from Haiti) and The Juniper Tree (from Europe). Come join in with song and movement at this family-friendly session.
Mark-making with Adéolá
Saturday 30 October, 1pm - 3pm. Open to all ages
Join Adéolá for a mark-making art workshop, using limited colour palette to draw patterns, shapes and faces.
Mark-making describes the different lines, dots, marks, patterns, and textures we create in an artwork. It can be loose and gestural or controlled and neat.
Sunday 31 October, 1pm - 3pm, Glanfa foyer / Radio Platfform
We’ll be celebrating some of the best young talent Cardiff has to offer with performances from spoken word poet and rapper Te Fenty AKA CupsofTe, hip-hop artist Kinnigan, singer-songwriter The Honest Poet, and R&B and house artist Niques.
NEXT UP Sessions
Sunday 31 October, 3pm - 5pm, Glanfa foyer / Radio Platfform
We’ll be highlighting three of the biggest artists in south Wales: the R&B sensation Faith, electronic and neo-soul extraordinaire Eadyth, and pidgin rap pioneer Magugu.