Black History Month Community Day

Come on down to Curve on Saturday 8 October for our Black History Month Community Day!

From 12 – 4pm you can find an exciting selection of free events and activities taking place across the building, all led by local Black artists and practitioners. From storytelling sessions for children, live music and more, there will be something for anyone and everyone to enjoy.

Keep checking back as we begin to reveal the full schedule of events, and find out more about our further Black History Month celebrations here.


The below activities are free, but we encourage you to book a free space ahead of your visit.

African Dance Workshop

2pm & 3pm

Join us for an afternoon of celebrating African and Caribbean Dance with this free African Dance workshop led by Joanne Alexander. Journey through time whilst exploring African Caribbean dance across the years, exploring African dance history and even some Jamaican Folk Singing.

Available for all ages. No dance experience required.

Joanne Alexander has over 30yrs of experience in Dance and Drama.

Tickets required | Please reserve your free ticket(s) at the link below
Duration: 50 mins

CQ Earlies

12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm

Join Curve Practitioner Chandni Mistry for an interactive journey through the history of Blues music and create spoken word poetry, where children can bring words to life!

Age Recommendation: 5 – 11 yrs, but all families are welcome!

Tickets required | Please reserve your free ticket(s) at the link below
Duration: 45 mins


Head along to our Foyer Stage, which will be brought to live throughout the afternoon with the vibrant sounds of song, saxophone and steelpans.

Steel Pans

12.30pm - 1pm | Foyer Stage

Marcus Joseph

1pm - 1.30pm | Foyer Stage

Musician and spoken word artist Marcus Joseph aspires to be an instrument of change. Whether playing a proud role in his local Leicester community, lending his talents to perform for George Cole – the city’s first black mayor – or paying homage to his Afro-Caribbean roots with songs charged with the righteous energy of reggae music, the spirited Alto Saxophonist possesses the gift to uplift.

Lady Affirmation

1.30pm - 2pm | Foyer Stage

With a mixture of well-known Soul/RnB covers and a splash of original healing music accompanied by piano, Lady Affirmation brings her encouraging melodies and feel-good vibes to the Foyer Stage – guaranteed to make you sway along!


12noon CQ Earlies Workshop
12.30pm Steel Pans
1pm CQ Earlies Workshop
1pm Marcus Joseph
1.30pm Lady Affirmation
2pm African Dance Workshop
2pm CQ Earlies Workshop
3pm African Dance Workshop
3pm CQ Earlies Workshop