Visit Unit 32 in the Meadows shopping centre between 11am - 4pm 

Jamaican Cafe Day 21st of October at unit 32 (12- late)
hosted by Com-Unity Roots Organisation

Come and enjoy the taste of the Caribbean and meet members of the First Essex Reggae Band and members of the Essex cricket team.

Food will be available to purchase and music, cards and dominos

Family Fun Day on the 29th of October 2023 outside Shire HAll, Tindal Square.
We have music, dance, competitions, spoken words and more 

Program 16th -30th of October at Unit 32

24th Of October at Unit 32- Soul and Jazz music day

Nigerian barbor shop day, with free hair braiding on the 27th of October at  unit 32

Black History Month Events 2023 

Unit 32 The Meadows

3rd of October 2023

The legacy lives on. RIP ROOTS (pic taken 2010 BHM)

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH PAPA D, about ROOTS and the History behind the first Reggae Band in Chelmsford 
Book Free tickets now-

Week 3 is dedicated for schools visits

We have some spaces left for secondary school classes to visit for 60 mins and have an interactive session with our workers.

Please see our booking forms



Black History Month 2023- 2nd of October-31st of October.

The international theme for this year is Resistance- which will look at resillience internationaly, whilst in the UK the theme is specific, a Time to change:- 'More Action Less Words' is the emphasis. 

The bucket list for 2023 year was -

  1.  A mini stakeholders event (Booked for the 31st of  October  2023)
  2. More engagement with schools (Working with 3 schools)
  3. Indoor social events (Chatty N Patty every Weds starting on the 4th of October 2023 & a Jamaican cafe hosted by a local organisation 21st/10/2023)
  4. An outdoor Town Centre event (7th of October 2023 Basildon Town Square & 29th of October 2023 Chelmsford Tindal square)
  5. A Book Display & meet and greet (26th of October by Author Sade Fadipe and B.A.B.E- A new group in Chelmsford)
  6. Bespoke Businesses market day (6th/14th/28th indoor, 7th Outdoor in Basildon and 29th of October Outdoor in Basildon)
  7. Secure funding for the event (part achieved)


We are delighted to announce that we are hosting a variety of events in celebration of Chelmsford Black History Month 2023. 

We will be based at  Unit 32 The Meadows Shopping Mall Chelmsford CM2 6FD

We had a series of wants from last year and the only one we were unable to fully achieve was adequate financial investment, however we were able to secure some funds from Essex Diversity Cultural Project which was for a oneday Town centre event but after consultation, it was felt that providing a safe place for 30 days in a contained place, with a varierty of cultural activities would reach more residents and serve our purpose of Connecting Communities Together.


7th of October 2023 Basildon Town Centre, St Martins Square 

Basildon Town Centre Event - Thank you to ECDP for being the significant sponsor for this event. We would also like to thank Flex as the grassroots organisation for this partnership and their financial contribution. This event will be held at St Martins Square Basildon, on the 7th of October 2023. We will have a stage with performances and many bespoke goodie stalls.

29th of October, Chelmsford,  Tindal Square 12noon - 4pm

Chelmsford Town Centre Event-  With 0 funding raised for this event, community rellisence prevailed and in partnership with grassroots businesses, will be hosting a very small event in Chelmsford on the 29th of October at Tindal Square with local acts and bespoke business stalls. We thank City Council for the use of Tindal Square and for the Marquees.

Week 2 at 32 The Meadows

Week 4 & 5 coming soon

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