2021 - Black History Month Issue

Message from the Chair and the Editor

Welcome to the Black History Month 2021 edition of Kaleidoscope. Here at SACCO, our Community Leads Veronica and Ann were busy organizing BHM events reflecting the range of cultural and historical contributions made by African, Caribbean and Black British people. Our colleague Mic Lord’s play Dorothee, exploring the lives of Africans in Sutton in the 1700s, debuted at the Cryerarts Theatre on Saturday 23rd October, whilst Africa's Kings & Queens provided youngsters aged 4-9 with the opportunity to explore African dress and Djembe music. We were delighted to welcome author Dorothy Koomson, who read for us from her latest novel. All members of the community are always welcome at our events – visit our home page to keep up to date with further events, or sign up for our family events notifications.   

In this issue of Kaleidoscope, Graham leads the tributes to the late Jamaican musician producer and general icon Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, whilst SACCO’s Cleo and Gabby review their post-lockdown theatre experiences. 

Cleo Douglas & Ellen Carpenter

Cover Photograph by SACCO's George Brown