Black History Month returns with a host of cinemas presenting screenings across the UK. BHM is a chance for cinemas launching or running year-round strands to showcase their offer, and bring standout black talent to audiences, uncovering under-appreciated works and rediscovering films that have impacted our culture significantly.

UK events

Sep 21 – Dec 1 |  London + Nottingham |  John Akomfrah – Mimesis: African Soldier

Oct 1 |  Plymouth |  Joe Bullet. See more screenings in Plymouth.

Oct 3 |  London  |  Ava & Gabriel: A Love Story. See more of BFI’s Black and Banned season.

Oct 3  | London  | Black Panther & discussion. See more by BTWSC Events/African Histories Revisited.

Oct 4 |  Burton-upon-Trent |  Britain on Film: Black Britain & Documentary Film workshop by Brewhouse Arts

Oct 6 |  London |  Black Britain on Film by Black History Studies. See more events from Black History Studies in London.

Oct 6 |  London, Bath, Exeter, Henley-on-Thames, Stratford-upon-Avon, York | Zarafa – Picturehouse Kids’ Club

Oct 7 |  Glasgow |  Glasgow, Love and Apartheid + Q&A at Glasgow Film Theatre

Oct 8 |  London  | Stories of migration to South West London 1948-1971

Oct 9 |  London |  Zarafa – Picturehouse Primary Education

Oct 10 |  Leicester |  Winnie by Serendipity. See more screenings from Leicester Phoenix.

Oct 10 |  Portsmouth |  Black Panther (documentary). More from Portsmouth Film Society.

Oct 10 |  Birmingham |  Hidden Figures by Unison Women’s Self Organised Group

Oct 11 |  London |  Out of Darkness by Black History Studies

Oct 11 |  London |  Black Panther – Picturehouse Secondary Education

Oct 11 |  Edinburgh |  Moonlight – Out at the Cameo

Oct 12 |  London |  Zarafa – Picturehouse Primary Education

Oct 13 |  Hay-on-Wye |  The Story of Lover’s Rock by G-riots Arts

Oct 15  |  London |  Do the Right Thing.  See more screenings from Genesis.

Oct 15 |  London |  Zarafa – Picturehouse Primary Education

Oct 15 |  Swansea |  Supa Modo – Taliesin Cinema

Oct 16 |  London |  Black London: A Bigger Picture by Black History Studies

Oct 16 |  London |  Black Panther – Picturehouse Secondary Education

Oct 16 |  Nottingham |  Salute by Lakeside Arts, University of Nottingham

Oct 17 |  Birmingham  | The Skinny by University of Birmingham Rainbow Network

Oct 17 |  Strathclyde |  Hidden Figures by Strath Union

Oct 18 |  Glasgow  | The Rape of Recy Taylor at the Women’s Library

Oct 18 |  Otley |  The Rape of Recy Taylor by Otley Film Society

Oct 18 |  London |  Black Panther – Picturehouse Secondary Education

Oct 18 |  Glasgow |  I Am Not Your Negro + Q&A at Glasgow Film Theatre

Oct 19 |  London |  POP-Corn presents: CHI-RAQ

Oct 19 |  Birmingham |  SwingScreen Stirchley Baths: Keep Punching

Oct 22 |  London |  Malcolm X. See the rest of the Spike Lee season at Genesis, part of Tower Hamlets Black History Month.

Oct 22 |  Canterbury  |  Untold Stories: A history of black people in Kent by Medway African and Caribbean Association, Black History Live project

Oct 23 |  London |  Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912): the life of a black British composer by LSE

Oct 25 |  Leicester |  Celebrating 70 years of Windrush with film and concert by Serendipity

Oct 26 – Nov 4  | Glasgow  | Africa in Motion Film Festival

Oct 26 |  Slough |  No Shade at The Curve

Oct 28 |  Glasgow |  Hidden Figures at Glasgow Science Centre

Find more screenings on the Black History 365 website.