Hull Truck presented an exhibition featuring Metal Work Sculptures by Toyin (Angola) and Projected Memories by Redlocz (Hull/Nigeria)
Gary Craig, the Emeritus Professor of Social Justice at Hull University gave a talk called Do Ethnic Minorities get Social Justice – A Historical Perspective; while Zimbabwean Peter Godwin discussed his new book The Fear in ‘Confronting Mugabe’
Dr Alyn Shipton, Jazz Critic of The Times explored Blanche Calloway: the first female African-American Big Band Leader; and Celebrations @ Sharkey’s hosted The G.A.N.G., RER, Lazy Eye and DJ Kaspa to celebrate with some of the finest Rap and Hip Hop to come out of Hull.
WISE invited Professor Bill Lawson to present ‘Martin Luther King, Jr. and Derrick Bell on Hope and Trust’; and Hull Community Voices ran a harmony singing workshop called Songs from Africa and beyond
Audiences at the Adelphi rediscovered Jazz with Audrey, and Humber All Nations Alliance organized the Traditions day
Burn My Heart, a play about Kenyan independence, was presented by Trestle at Hull Truck Studio; and Black Hidden Histories, an exhibition at Artlink, featured photography and text.
Wilberforce House Museum celebrated the 30th anniversary of Hull’s twinning with Freetown, Sierra Leone with Hello Freetown! (1980-2010)
The Decypher Collective created 8SIXTEEN32, featuringthe cream of UK spoken word, poetry and music talent at Hull Truck, while Nine-piece band Zion brought a tribute to Bob Marley at Hull New Theatre.
Fruit hosted a fantastic Hull Black History Month Finale with Hekima and the Bongo Flava, Nzaya Nzayadio, Ray White and the Kingston Massive, Jandh Ranks, Salem and Spyder and Lawrenceshowcasing the best in African music; an Urban Fashion Show, an exhibition of contemporary Black art and displays of Break Dance and traditional African Dance. DJ and host was Hull’s DJ Redlocz.