Black History Celebration in Midlothian
A colourful celebration featuring talks, music, African dancing and food will take place at Dalkeith Arts Centre on Wednesday 29 October between 4pm and 7pm.
The evening will also feature a talk from Sir Geoff Palmer, Scotland’s first black professor, freeman of Midlothian, who is due to explore historical links between Scottish history and the history of Black people in the Caribbean.
There will also be live music from Ghana born Benny Tettech-Lartey, a BBC Scotland, award-winning musician from Loanhead.
The audience will have an opportunity to speak directly with both Sir Geoff and Benny to learn what Midlothian means to them.
Provost Joe Wallace is also due to attend, he said: “This is a fantastic project showcasing our diversity and multiculturalism in Midlothian. I’d urge everyone to come along and support us, while we celebrate and commemorate such a wonderful and important cause.”