Black History Month in Three Rivers

05th October 2022


Black History Month is being celebrated in Three Rivers this month with a variety of events including films, special guest speakers and an ongoing oral history project.

Black History Month takes place in October every year and is an annual commemoration of the history, achievements and contributions of black people in the UK. People from many different backgrounds come together during this month to share, celebrate and understand the impact of black heritage and culture.

Throughout the month Rickmansworth Library is highlighting black literature and history through a display of adult and children’s books.

Meanwhile, Watersmeet is screening King Richard – a film which looks at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became world famous after being coached by their father Richard Williams. The theatre will also be showing Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse, which tells the story of black teenager, Miles Morales, who gains super powers.

Prior to the screening of King Richard, there will be a talk from two members of the Watford African Caribbean Association. Clive Saunders OBE, the association’s Chair, will be talking about the importance and the story behind Black History Month. He will be joined by Angela Wells who will talk about her experiences of living in Three Rivers over the past 40 years. 

At Three Rivers Museum, in Rickmansworth, a project to create the first comprehensive oral history of the experiences of black people visiting, living and working in the district is continuing.

The museum has been working in collaboration with Three Rivers District Council since 2021 on the long term oral history project to document the local history of black people. The project has already recorded some experiences, and members of the public are invited to contact the museum to record their own experiences with the aim of creating a comprehensive sound archive of individual stories.

  • For tickets to the Watersmeet film screenings visit:
  • For more information on Black History Month visit:
  • To take part in the oral history project, email or call 01923 727333.