November Events

Your selection of November events compiled by Neandra Etienne

A person stands in front of a painted canvas
Priscilla Acquah-Arhin

Rosetta Arts Black History Month exhibition, in the Humble Gallery, showcases a diverse range of artwork submitted by talented artists from the community.

The exhibition is an opportunity for artists and art enthusiasts to come together and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Black communities. Newham-born artist Priscilla Acquah-Arhin’s artwork is on display at the exhibition. Priscilla studied at St. Angela’s and St. Bonaventure’s Sixth Form but describes herself as being “self-taught”.

Priscilla’s mum Phyllis Acquah-Arhin attended the launch event.

“With art I bare my soul on the canvas my thoughts and feelings come to life.” Priscilla Acquah-Arhin 17 October – 10 November, 1 Hamilton Road, E15 3AE
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Young children hold up painted arts works
Maryland Primary Year 6 pupils creating a native quilt inspired by Faith Ringgold.

Maryland Primary School is hosting its annual art exhibition to commemorate Black History Month. The exhibition, which is line with this year’s national Black History Month theme of Celebrating Black Women, honours the powerful legacy of Black women artists.

The school celebrates famous artists such as Augusta Savage, Faith Ringgold and Alma Thomas throughout the year.

Maryland hopes their artwork will highlight to others the significance of these women’s work in relation to the Black Arts Movement and Civil Rights Movement.

You must call to book an appointment – 0208 534 8135

Monday to Friday from 30 Oct – 7 December, 9am-5pm, Gurney Road, Stratford, E15 1SL. For access to the exhibition enter through the school’s main office and sign in.

An image publicising Islamophobia Awareness month

To mark Islamophobia Awareness Month, Newham Council will launch a programme of activities including film screenings, art exhibitions, talks, art workshops and performances.

The programme is themed around ‘Muslim Stories’ and aims to facilitate connections among people from diverse backgrounds using the transformative power of storytelling.

The programme launches, in collaboration with London Indian Film Festival, with a screening of Barir Naam Shahana (A House Named Shahana)

Islamophobia Awareness Month takes place annually to celebrate the positive contributions of Muslims to British society and raise awareness of Islamophobia with the hope of creating a society free from hate. 1-30 November

The full programme is also up on the website.

Join West Silvertown Foundation for a joyful Diwali gathering. Bring a dish and share with others to celebrate the festival of lights and the spirit of unity and joy.

14 November, Britannia Village Hall, 65 Evelyn Road, E16 1TU

Remembrance Sunday Services taking place in Newham on Sunday 12 November include:

East Ham Cenotaph, Central Park, High Street South, E6. Guests are asked to arrive at Newham Town Hall from 10.15am.

There will be a service led by Reverend Simon Nicholls at All Saints West Ham Parish Church, Church Street, E15 3HU commencing at 10am.

Monsignor John Armitage and Canon Ann Easter will lead a service at St Mark’s Memorial, Factory Road. The service will start at 10.45am.

A service will also take place at St Luke’s War Memorial, 89 Tarling Road, Canning Town, E16 1HN led by Carole Davidson commencing at 10.45am.

An Armistice Day service led by St Joachim’s School takes place on Friday 10 November at East Ham Cenotaph, Central Park, High Street South. Please arrive at 10.45am

**All events are subject to change**

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