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Moorlands residents celebrate Black History Month in style

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Residents at the Moorlands estate in Brixton, south London gathered to celebrate the final weekend of Black History Month at a community event featuring a fashion show, music and a range of guest speakers.

The fashion show, featuring the designs of local young people, was the culmination of programme of workshops facilitated by Metropolitan and the Rio Ferdinand Foundation. Each young person designed a t-shirt celebrating cultural diversity and modelled their own work at the show.

Guest speakers included Lambeth councillor Christopher Wellbelove, poet and artist Zita Holbourne, and civil rights activist Lee Jasper. Music was provided by choir members from the local Arm of God International Church.

Kingsley Abrams, Neighbourhood Investment Officer at Metropolitan, said: “I’d like to thank all of the speakers, performers and fashion show participants who helped to make the event a success. It was a great opportunity to celebrate diversity, and to highlight the rich contribution made by black people to the Brixton community and to wider British culture.”

This year marked the 30th anniversary of the celebration of Black History Month in the UK.