Celebrate Black History Month with FURD

30 Sep 2014 / News

FURD has a programme of events lined up for Black History Month and the FARE `Football People` weeks of action. The events are nearly all free and all take place at the U-Mix Centre. All welcome.

Fri 3rd Oct, 6pm: Screening of Ali the movie. Free, with popcorn and drinks!

Fri 10th Oct, 6pm: Black history timeline and quiz. Free, with prizes!

Fri 24th Oct, 7pm: `Football Stories` event. Part of the Off the Shelf festival of words: Share your stories of why football matters to you and hear published authors Steven Kay, Matthew Bell and Laura Jones read from and discuss their work. See flyer. 2 quid on the door or free if you bring some writing to share

Sat 25th Oct, 12-4pm: `All Nations` football tournament aimed at refugees and asylum-seekers

Fri 31st Oct, 6pm: `Out of Africa`: documentary film, exhibition and speaker about the contribution of African footballers to professional football in the UK. Free.

We also have a library full of resources available for loan, many of which are suitable for Black History Month. The following exhibitions are available for hire. Contact us to discuss further.

Refugee Footballers in Britain

The Arthur Wharton Story (the first black professional footballer)

South African Footballers in Britain

1001 Muslim Inventions

World War 1 and 2 Commonwealth Victoria Cross holders

Pioneers, Past Masters and Future Challenges (BME footballers, also looks at faith and gender in relation to football)

History of Black Footballers

Out of Africa: the contribution of African footballers in the UK