Being Black in Luton

To celebrate Black History, and drive open and meaningful conversations relevant to the Black community in Luton, we have partnered with local community activists and businesses to bring you an evening discussion about what it means to be Black in Luton.

The evening will hear from members of the community, talking about their experiences, history and heritage. The positives and the challenges encountered, before opening the floor up for discussion.


Benjamin Cyrus-Clark
Co-Founder of Bute Street Film Festival

Taryn Harris
Founder of podcast, Taryn Talks
I am a young creative that addresses uncomfortable topics that should be discussed within the young community but isn’t due to taboos

Rev Dr Trevor Adams
Managing Director, Pastoral Mentor & Learning Coach of
Dr. Trevor Adams, is an award winning multi-disciplinary professional practitioner. He has been serving the community in Luton for over 30 years. Within the black community, he has served as a black majority church leader; a school governor, the initiator of Luton, the initiator of Dignity Mental Health Advocacy; initiator of Luton Black Boys Can and a contributor to raising the aspirations and attainment of black pupils in Luton. In recent years, he has been a contributor to Luton Council's Black Lives Matter motion, and this year's first Luton Employability Day

Running time: 90 minutes, including an interval


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