Due to the success and popular demand of October’s Black History Month, we will be continuing the exploration of similar themes in February, in line with the internationally recognized Black History Month that celebrates different heritages within peoples of African and Caribbean descent.

This month we will be examining topics such as identity, homophobia, success, politics of ethnic names, and much more.
Check out our full list of events for more information.

Read how you can get involved & participate below...

The Big Black Read - 'The Color Purple' by Alice Walker (Feb 15th)
Grab your copy from an LRC on every campus and get reading!!
You can join our discussion on the themes of this Pulitzer Prize winning  novel along or stay to watch the film.

"Black is the Same Black" A Seat at the Table Exhibition at The Stanley Picker Gallery (Feb 21-25th)

ATTENTION ARTISTS!!! We are having an open call for student submissions. If you are artistically inclined and would like to have the chance to  showcase your work please get in touch!
The criteria is as follows:

  • Participants are encouraged to submit work that follows the guided theme of exploring either black as the subject or artist delving into themes such as ethnicity, sexuality, culture, or representation. This exhibition is aimed at challenging viewers and participants in the art world to edit the way we see black bodies in a gallery setting and question the lack of knowledge and representation of black & lgbt artists in museums.
  • 2D Work is preferred but all work will be considered for submission.
  • Must be a current Kingston University student from any four of the campuses.
  • Must be available February 20th & 22nd for installation and opening night of exhibition.
  • Submission Deadline: February 3rd 2017, 5pm
  • Selected Participants will be notified by February 10th 2017
  • Four picture maximum submissions unless otherwise requested

Please submit digital copies and any queries to kpofficer@kingston.ac.uk

For further details or how to get involved, please contact your Knights Park Officer or Roehampton Vale Officer

Beatrice Carey
Knights Park Officer lead on Academic Affairs

Patrick Tatarian
Roehampton Vale Officer lead on Student Welfare

In recognition of the UK LGBT month we will also have overlapping events that look at both the successes and histories of each, while exploring how both race and sexuality intersect to form oppression for those who identify within the two.