HUNDREDS are expected at a major cultural event in Huddersfield tomorrow.
Black History month takes place in October each year and has now become an international event.
The first ever event was hosted by Carter G Woodson in the USA in 1920 with the first event in the UK taking place in October 1987.
One of the aims of the event is to encourage and highlight achievers and role models within the black community, while building pride, confidence and self-esteem.
This year’s event, which is supported by Kirklees Council and organised by the Black History Month Celebration Showcase Group, is being held from 6pm to 10pm at the Hudawi Cultural Centre, Great Northern Street.
The evening will include talks from individuals including Owen Williams, Chief Executive of Huddersfield and Calderdale Foundation NHS Trust, and boxer Tyrone Nurse.
There will be performances from local artists including Jam Rock Productions, Reach Performing Arts, X Factor finalist Jordan Higo (pictured) and comedian Charles Tomlin.
Entry is free and refreshments will be provided. Anyone wishing to have a stall can do so by calling 01484 543519 or 07531282780