Storytelling workshop as part of Black History Month

Press ReleaseUpdated: 11 October 2023Community and living
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An internationally known storyteller will be marking Black History Month at a special workshop in Three Rivers later this month. 

Alim Kamara - known for his inspirational and high-energy storytelling - will be sharing tales from the rich tapestry of black history and culture at an event hosted by Three Rivers District Council in partnership with Watford African Caribbean Association.

In addition to his captivating narratives, attendees will be treated to the rhythmic beats of Alim's djembe drum, which will add an immersive dimension to the storytelling session. Alim Kamara will also provide a presentation about Africa and the influential heritage of black Britain.

Through storytelling, Alim will bridge histories, cultures, and generations for those eager to connect with and celebrate black history.

Cllr Steve Drury, the council’s Lead Member for Partnerships, said: “We are delighted that such a talented figure as Alim is going to be here in Three Rivers showing his great storytelling skills, and highlighting the stories of black history and culture at the same time.”

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.

Clive Saunders OBE, Chair of Watford African Caribbean Association, said: “For us black history is every day, however, black history month provides us with an annual opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the contribution of the black community to all aspects of community life. In WACA, we are delighted that through our partnership with Three Rivers District Council we can bring you this exciting event. It is not the first event we have organised in partnership with the council, and it will not be the last. As already outlined above this will be a great event, it is open to everyone so, if you are able, please join us.”

The workshop will take place on Thursday 26 October at the from 12 pm till 1 pm at Oxhey Library, Bridlington Road, in South Oxhey. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome to join.

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