Black History Month at GHT

Community, Exhibitions, Free

Saturday 1st 10:00am – Monday 31st October 2022 6:00pm

God's House Tower, Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2NY

This October is Black History Month UK, and we’re marking the occasion at our flagship venue God’s House Tower  with a programme of exhibitions and activities that recognise the contributions of Black British people to arts and culture, whilst celebrating the black history and community of Southampton. 

As part of the annual celebrations, you can explore and take part in our programme of events:

Exhibition – For My Only Love, Yours in Body and Soul

A new exhibition by London-Based multi-disciplinary artist Ebun Sodipo, which explores the changing attitudes towards Africans and their descendants in Southampton between the 16th and 20th century through a visual and audio love story.

Free entry. On display from Friday 7th October 2022 until Sunday 6th November 2022. Find out more here

Closing Event – For My Only Love, Yours in Body and Soul

An evening celebrating Ebun Sodipo’s latest exhibition and commission for Black History Month 2022. This is your chance to meet the artist behind the works and enjoy a reading from Ebun.

Free event. Friday 4th November 2022 7pm – 9pm at God’s House Tower. Find out more here

Workshop – Creative Writing Group

A Black History Month focused session, where the group will discuss what the Windrush generation brought to Southampton in terms of food, and creating a culinary map of the city and it’s diverse communities.

Free workshop. Saturday 15th October 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Limited spaces/booking required. Book your place here

Black History Tour – Hidden Histories

From Black privateers to plantation owners, this fascinating Black History walking tour shines a spotlight onto many lesser known stories of Southampton’s past to better understand the diverse heritage of our City spanning over 400 years.

Tours take place on the following dates and have limited spaces (Saturday 8th October, Saturday 15th October, Saturday 22nd October, Saturday 29th October 2022 11am – 12.30pm). Tickets cost £5, with proceeds going towards the continuation of research and development to share the diverse history of Southampton in new and creative ways. Find out more here