Black History Month 2022 at Arts SU 

As we gather together to celebrate Black History, we reflect on the ways in which we define what Joy means to us. Throughout the years, it is the moments of joy that have carried us through the ebbs and flows of life. It is in the search of joy that the fire for great change is fuelled. Through our desire to find and hold onto joy in its absence, we have birthed the art forms, genres and cuisines that we celebrate today. Despite the challenging past,and present, we would like to take a moment to pause and celebrate the small moments of joy leading us towards the future. By curating spaces that champion this notion, we can showcase the abundance of talent within UAL. Join us as we celebrate the past, present and future this Black History Month and beyond.

Thank you to the Dean of Students, Mark Crawley, for helping to fund Black History Month this year. Read our full statement about how we secured this funding.

See the full Black History Month Schedule:

Private View: The Art of Joy Fashion Installation
29th September 5:30pm - 8pm
The Crossing, Central Saint Martins
Meet and Greet
3rd October 5pm - 8pm
Blue Print Bar - LCF Holborn
5th October 4pm - 8pm
Wellness Pop-Ups
10th October noon - 4:30pm
CSM, Camberwell, LCC, LCF
Waist Bead Workshop
22nd October 11:30am - 1:30pm
Koppel X, 48 Regent St., Piccadilly Circus, London W1B 5RA
Haircare Panel: The Joy of Hair
22nd October 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Koppel X, 48 Regent St., Piccadilly Circus, London W1B 5RA
In Conversation: The Art of Fashion
26th October 3:30pm - 5pm
Koppel X, 48 Regent St., Piccadilly Circus, London W1B 5RA
Black Panther Wakanda Forever Private Screening
12th November 8pm - 10:45pm
Kino Bermondsey Cinema, 10 Bermondsey Sq, London SE1 3UN


Student Groups/Community Support:

Arts SU is committed to creative a thriving social and support network for our members and our Black students. We have a wide array of student-led groups and community forums students can access throughout the year in the Students’ Union. These include: 

University of the Arts London's African Caribbean Society (UAL:ACS)

Arts SU Buddy Up


Black Students Directory 

Last year, the African & Caribbean Society and the Students’ Union put together an extensive list of support services, groups and programmes across UAL and the Arts SU specific to Black Students. You can view this list on our website page and download it as a resource.