Town parties at Crawley Black History Month launch

Crawley Mayor Cllr Bob Burgess with the Crawley Black History fashion show contestants

Crawley Mayor Cllr Bob Burgess with the Crawley Black History fashion show contestants

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People of all cultures came together this afternoon (Saturday September 14) to join in the launch of Crawley’s fifth Black History Month.

The town’s Black History Foundation kicked off the month’s celebrations in Queens Square with a fashion parade of Afro-Caribbean dress, music, free face-painting and a special Zumba dance.

Visitors all got a taste of Africa and the Caribbean at a free hot buffet.

Chairman of the foundation Terence Mutongerwa said: “I’m really pleased with the crowd. Year in, year out the crowd gets even bigger.

“I want to say a special thank you to the teams. I don’t know some of their names. People just turn up and wanted to help.

“I want to do a Crawley Carnival. We want to bring people together with food, music and fun.

“You won’t see culture class, you will see cultures mixing.”

There will be activities and events over the next few weeks with the main event at The Hawth on October 19 at 7.30pm. For more information go to www.crawleyblackhistory.co.uk