Crawley Black History Foundation will mark its fifth birthday with a family fun day in Queens Square at the weekend.
Black History Month celebrates African, Caribbean and Asian culture in Crawley and does its best to promote the diversity of the town while bringing the communities together.
The event will run through October and into November, starting with the launch on Saturday (September 14).
From noon at the bandstand there will be music, face painting, an African kitchen, One World:One Walk fashion show and a Zumba master class.
The Hawth will offer people the chance to learn all about gumboot dancing at its workshops, which will be held on Saturdays from September 21st at 2pm.
The workshops are free and suitable for all ages and abilities.
CBHF chairmanTerence Mutongerwa said, “This promises to be our best year yet, the CBHF team have put together a fantastic programme.
“My personal favourite will be Kanda Bongo man at the Hawth, everyone will be out of their seats and dancing!”
For more information about performances at The Hawth, call the box office on 01293 553636 or log on to www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk/thehawth/