Black History Month 2017

Date posted: January 10, 2017

Black History Month Events

The Belfry and Intrepid Theatre are teaming up with BC Black History Awareness Society to present a number of events in celebration of Black History Month.

An Evening of Spoken Word Poetry and Jazz and Blues with Ann-Bernice Thomas and Maureen Washington
Monday, February 27, 7 pm

Ann-Bernice Thomas, Victoria’s 2016 Youth Poet Laureate, uses her voice to rally social change with themes of immigration, identity, feminism, sexual education, mental health, and racism. She is pleased to have acted in an Anti-Bias Show, aimed to help bridge the gap between police, immigrants, and ethno-cultural community.

Maureen Washington always delivers a thrilling, energetic and soulful performance of jazz and blues with her trio. She has won several awards including being named 2014 Black Canadian Awards Best Jazz and Soul Artist. She is backed by Karel Roessingh – piano, Joey Smith – bass, Damian Graham – drums.

Admission by donation.

Co-sponsored by the BC Black History Awareness Society, the Greater Victoria Public Library, the Belfry and the Government of Canada.


Just an Ordinary Lawyer
Thursday, February 2 at 8 pm
Metro Theatre

Intrepid Theatre presents Just an Ordinary Lawyer as part of Black History Month. Just an Ordinary Lawyer, from Tayo Aluko, combines music, cricket and storytelling to tell the true story of Nigerian Tunji Sowande, who quietly broke through multiple barriers to become Britain’s first Black judge in 1978. Tickets at intrepidtheatre.com