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May 25 2014

Harrow Mayor’s Community Open Day – May 31, 2014

black_history_monthThe Worshipful Mayor Cllr Nana Asante & Mayoress Awula Serwah cordially invite you to the  Harrow Mayor’s Community Open Day 2014 at Harrow Civic Centre.

This is a FREE, family-orientated event open to all communities in Harrow and beyond. Come and support, engage, learn, and have fun, whilst fundraising for the Mayor’s charities! Complimentary refreshments on first come, first served basis. Stalls available.

The event is a fundraiser for the Harrow Mayor’s charities: Flash Musicals and Harrow Community Choir

  • When: Saturday 31st May 2014, 12.00pm-8.00pm
  • Where: Harrow Civic Centre 1, Station Road, HA1 2XY (Harrow & Weadstone; or Harrow On The Hill then buses 140; 182; 186; 258; 340)

Inter-generational, Family Fun Day/Fair 

What: Something for everyone, including the young:

  • Inter-generational Quiz (Kwaku) for everyone, irrespective of age or ethnicity
  • Story telling (Naa Korkoi Abotchi) particularly for the young. For a small contribution, the story-teller can incorporate your child into a story
  • Magic (TBC)
  • Craft Workshop
  • Stalls – Organisations and businesses selling and highlighting their goods and services (see below to book a stall)

British Black Music Month (BBMM) 2014 Launch

What: Debate, seminar, films, music underscoring domestic black music and industry issues and 2014 sub-themes marking Marcus Garvey/UNIA @ 100 – struggle, empowerment and justice.

  • ‘Should British Black Music Be Concerned About Issues?’ A panel-less debate
  • Story Addressing Diversity & Racial Equality Within The Music Industry seminar (TBC)
  • London & The Great British Black Music Quiz
  • Films
  • Top 20 Most Favourite British Black Music Tracks – Evening ends with rundown of top voted tracks. To vote for your Favourite BBM Track, irrespective of genre or vintage, single or album track, provided it’s commercially released, email by May 30 2014: editor@BritishBlackMusic.com.

Who I Am & What I Do Networking

What: Whether you are an individual or representing an organisation, and no matter what sector you operate within, the Who I Am & What I Do Networking session is for you to plug what you do, highlight your needs, or simply network with statutory, community and voluntary organisations, professionals, entrepreneurs, funders, artists, poets, and music and cultural industries businesses and personnel.

  • Golden Mic Session Got something to say or sell? Focus it to within 1 minute on the microphone. £2/minute (free for stall holders)

Black Music Records & African Crafts & Fair XII

What: Come sample a range of African arts, crafts, culture etc. And if you are one of those who prefer physical music products to MP3s, then check out the value for money priced CDs and vinyl.

  • Stalls sample a range of arts and culture, CDs, vinyl and posters, books, etc
    Stalls available (£15)

History Of African/Black History Month In Harrow & London

What: Films, presentations and play on the history of African/Black History Month in Harrow & London, followed by Q&A. Includes ‘Una Marson: In & Out Of The UNIA’ and runthrough of the ‘As Long A You’re Of African Heritage, You’re An African’ play. Akoben Awards & Harrow BHM Group

  • Films, Presentations, Quiz, Play putting African history month and global African history into perspective

To book to attend or a stall: harrowopenday2014.eventbrite.com

Bring your family, friends, school, organisation or project along!!!

Host: Harrow Mayor Cllr Nana Asante

Organiser: Harrow Mayoress Awula Serwah & Kwaku (BBM/BMC/Akoben Awards)

For more information: btwsc@hotmail.com

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1 comment

  1. sonoo malkani

    Sounds like a very interesting and varied programme for all to enjoy.Hope many support your good cause.

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