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Black History Month at Little Theatre

PUBLISHED: 17:59 22 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:12 13 July 2010

October - the 6th annual Black History Month in Norfolk - is being marked by a range of events celebrating Black history, culture and heritage. The activities planned include African drumming and craft sessions, dance, story-telling, and a special showing of 'To Kill a Mocking Bird', at Sheringham Little Theatre.

October - the 6th annual Black History Month in Norfolk - is being marked by a range of events celebrating Black history, culture and heritage. The activities planned include African drumming and craft sessions, dance, story-telling, and a special showing of 'To Kill a Mocking Bird', at Sheringham Little Theatre.

Kwanzaa (traditional story-telling) is at Holt Country Park on 28 October, African Craft Workshops at Stalham Sports Centre on 29 October, and Capoeira Workshops at Cromer (2.30 - 3.15pm) and Sheringham (4.30 - 5.15pm) Libraries on the afternoon of 29 October. Capoeira comes from Brazil and combines elements of dance, play and ritualistic fighting. It evolved from the struggle of African slaves against their oppressors and its history is deep with warrior rituals from Central Africa.

There will also be special showings of 'To Kill a Mocking Bird' at Sheringham Little Theatre on 28 October at 2pm and 7pm. Based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name, the film stars Gregory Peck, who won an Oscar for his role as a white lawyer defending a young black man accused of rape in a bitterly racially divided Alabama town in the 1930s.

The full programme of events in North Norfolk is available on the NNDC website www.northnorfolk.org and information about other events taking place across the county can be found on www.norfolkblackhistorymonth.org.uk


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