October marks Black History Month in the UK and is an opportunity to reflect on black history and the impact that it has on everyday life. 

Recognised as being a month dedicated to appreciating the difficulties and the contributions of the black community, October has been known as Black History Month for over 30 years. However, with the historic protests and calls for action of 2020, this year's celebration are set to be the biggest yet.

"In years gone by, October has been the only time of year when the UK talks about the achievements of Black people in Britain," says Catherine Ross guest editor of Black History Month 2020.

"Hopefully, the events of 2020 will be a catalyst for Black history to be shared much more widely - in museums, galleries, schools, universities, public spaces and communities."

Here at St Luke's we want Black History Month to be an opportunity for our community to come together and learn from each other. That's why we're asking you to create something that expresses what Black History Month means to you so we can share it in the St Luke's Community Centre and on our social media channels for everyone to see! 

So whether you want to write a story, make a video, take a photo or draw a picture, we would love to see it and learn what black history means to you. 

Showcase your work by sharing it on social media and tagging us at:

Twitter: @StLukesTrust

Instagram: @St_Lukes_Community_Centre

Facebook: @StLukesCommCentre

Don't forget to use our hasthag #BlackHistorySLPT so we can see your work! 

Not on social media? We'd love for you to still get involved. Email Carol-Ann on [email protected] or leave your work at reception for the attention of Carol-Ann.