Black History Month honours the invaluable contributions and innovations black people have made in the UK and around the world throughout history. A time of celebration and commemoration, every October offers us a particularly special opportunity to learn as we continue working towards equality.
Morley College London is proud to support and promote content that celebrates our diversity and in particular the contributions, successes, and challenges of black communities across the world. Read on for the projects we’re working on throughout October…
The Master Composer: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
11 October 2022 – 1pm at the Waterloo Centre:
Lunchtime concert: A Tribute to Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: advanced pianists and other instrumentalists present works by Coleridge-Taylor. Tickets are free; just turn up on the day.
Tickets are free to just turn up on the day
20 October 2022 – 7.30pm at the Waterloo Centre:
Orchestra concert: this concert celebrated all things Coleridge-Taylor, including two of his early works for orchestra and a soloist – the Ballad in D minor op. 4 and Zara’s earrings op. 7.
4 November 2022 – 7.30pm at the Waterloo Centre:
Songs of Sun and Shade: an evening of vocal and piano solo music by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, featuring the song cycles Songs of Sun and Shade, Six Sorrow Songs, Six Songs op.37, and the Three-Fours Valse-Suite for Piano.
5 to 27 October 2022 – in collaboration with Learning with the Arts, at Morley Gallery:
Celebrating the life and works of the accomplished nineteenth century composer, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. In collaboration with Learning Through the Arts.
This exhibition recaptures the extraordinary life of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875 -1912) as we commemorate the 110th anniversary of his death, this year, 2022.
The opening event will take place on Thursday 6 September, 6 to 8pm. To attend, please RSVP to email@example.com
Morley Prize for Unpublished Writers of Colour
On 20 October we revealed the winner of the inaugural Morley Prize for Unpublished Writers of Colour, which was presented in collaboration with literary agency Rachel Mills Literary.
To celebrate this year’s Black History Month, we have commissioned a series, episodes of podcasts, shows and playlists – keep up to date at www.morleyradio.co.uk