Black History Month at Morley College London
In October 2022, Morley College London took part in Black History Month, commissioning a range of activities to celebrate Black history, heritage and culture…
On 20 October 2022, and in collaboration with literary agency RML, we awarded the second annual Morley Prize for Unpublished Writers of Colour to Hanna Thomas Uose for her work of fiction Who Wants To Live Forever.
Shortlisted works included works of narrative non-fiction for the first time, and RML has since confirmed that Durre Shahwar – who was shortlisted in this new category for her work Words I Was Taught – is now represented by the agency.
“I’m pleased to confirm that RML has offered representation to 2022 shortlistee for Durre Shahwar, and she has accepted. This is a sure sign that the Prize goes from strength to strength, and I’m delighted we are continuing to work together to fill this important gap in the literary landscape.”Nelle Andrew, Rachel Mills Literary
This exhibition recaptured the extraordinary life of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875 -1912) as we commemorated the 110th anniversary of his death. Running over three weeks during Black History Month, the exhibition was a collaboration with Learning Through The Arts.
Find out more by visiting the Morley Gallery website.
The Waterloo Centre’s Music and Performing Arts department ran a number of events during Black History Month, including:
There’s still an opportunity to hear from Coleridge-Taylor, at Songs of Sun And Shade, a recital of songs and solo piano works, on Friday 4 November.
Along with Black History Month playlists, Morley’s in-house radio station commissioned a series of special podcasts including:
To listen to Morley Radio’s entire Black History Month catalogue, please visit this page, and watch out for a Penny Lecture from Strangeness of Dub host Edward George in early 2023…
What are the “X factors” that define life at Morley College London?
The X of Morley is a campaign that’s on a mission to find out…it shines a light on the communities that make Morley unique.
Click on the Google Story on this page to navigate through some of the highlights of Morley’s Black History Month 2022.
Go to www.xofmorley.com to discover more.