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Black History Month: Barking and Dagenham launch celebrations with flag raising and exhibition at town hall

PUBLISHED: 11:35 01 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:35 01 October 2018

At Barking and Dagenham's Black History Month launch event, there'll be a showing of Eastside Community Heritage's exhibition, Too Dark To Be Seen. Picture: Eastside Community Heritage

At Barking and Dagenham's Black History Month launch event, there'll be a showing of Eastside Community Heritage's exhibition, Too Dark To Be Seen. Picture: Eastside Community Heritage

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Barking and Dagenham will launch their Black History Month celebrations with an event at the town hall.

On Tuesday [October 2] councillors will raise a flag in Barking town centre, before an evening session with speakers and an exhibition, Too Dark to be Seen.

The event will kick off a series of festivals, discussions and concerts which will celebrate black history in Barking and Dagenham.

Councillor Lynda Rice, cabinet member for equalities, said: “Black History Month is a fantastic time to celebrate and shine a light on the amazing contribution that black and minority ethnic people have made not just to Barking and Dagenham, but all over the country.

“This year we have an excellent programme of informative and entertaining events. It will be wonderful to see the whole community coming out to celebrate what will be an amazing month. I am excited to seeing us all unite, and play a role in the learning and sharing of knowledge this October.”

For the full programme of events, visit lbbd.gov.uk/black-history-month.

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