Black History Month

Whether you are celebrating Black History Month or holding a Multicultural event in your school, one of our theatre based assembly, actor in-role, or drama workshop programmes is guaranteed to help enrich your activities!

We are also super excited to offer THREE of our most popular Black History Month programmes as downloadable films for use in school and at home as part of our Bigfoot Arts Education digital platform, bringing the power of theatre to classroom whiteboards.

Please download our BLACK HISTORY MONTH flier here.

To find out more about our ‘BLACK HISTORY MONTH’ programmes, along with costs, please complete an enquiry form below:

Windrush; Then & Now

The BIG Experience’ invites KS1 & KS2 students to take part in an exciting 60 minute large scale learning opportunity with their peers. 

Come and be part of the welcoming party as passengers disembark the Empire Windrush troopship in Tilbury, Essex. Meet those who made the journey from the Caribbean in 1948 and hear the real stories of those who came to Britain to start a new life; who were they? Where did they live? What did they achieve? And, most importantly, how can this pivotal period in history teach us lessons about embracing multicultural Britain today

A Carnival of Heroes

The BIG Experience’ invites KS1 & KS2 students to take part in an exciting 60 minute  large scale learning opportunity with their peers.

Spirit has become separated from The Notting Hill Carnival Parade only to re-appear in your school hall! From here a different kind of celebration and some contemplation ensues – that of black role models past and present.

Hidden Figures

Assembly & Workshops for KS1 & KS2

Join ‘Focus’, a colourful and entertaining storyteller, on a voyage of discovery! Transcending time, they will tell the fascinating stories of brilliant black British people, often omitted from our history lessons, who have shaped our country. Using these ‘hidden figures’ to entertain and inform discussions, we will expose children to a dynamic insight into our REAL history; a history that includes Black people as fundamental to creating the fabric of our society and the rich tapestry of who we are today.

Africa; My Story

Assembly & Workshops for KS1 & KS2

A beautifully vibrant journey into the depths of Africa and the Caribbean, this voyage with Mama Africa will guarantee to captivate all! From warm and colourful childhood days spent with friends, to the darkest of days during the slave trade, be prepared to smile, laugh, and even cry as Mama Africa shares with you with the stories of her ancestors; can you help to ensure that the story of their heritage lives on?

Come An' See Anansi

Assembly & Workshops for KS1 & KS2

When Anansi is brought to life and drops into your school, be prepared for a lively story adventure! Weaving and spinning colourful tales from the shores of the Caribbean and Africa, this cunning half man- half spider is a well known story character and the ultimate trickster. With his cheeky manner and cunning wit, watch Anansi share, and star in, his own stories to celebrate African and Caribbean story culture and perhaps help him learn a lesson or two….

Black & British

Workshops for KS1 & KS2 

This workshop is all about celebrating the wealth of talent that exists within Britain due to the many black people who have contributed, and continue to contribute, to our society. From sportspeople to scientists, activists to musicians, politicians to writers, we’re excited to introduce students to a whole bunch of incredible Black British people. So get ready to discover, dance, laugh and learn about how these inspiring individuals have helped shape the world in which we live.

Protest; If Not Now, Then When?

Workshops for KS1 & KS2

With our society continuing to be in the midst of one of the biggest global civil rights movements, these workshops explores the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement and its place in a tradition of Black people using the power of protest to effect change. The programme aims to encourage young people to understand that you are never too young to make a stand; as a wise man once said – “If not me, then who? If not now, then when?”

Generation Windrush

Workshops for KS1 & KS2 

A workshop spin off of our popular ‘All Aboard’ assembly, this workshop invites students to hear first hand from Grace, a passenger on board the Windrush ship, as she begins the voyage of a lifetime. Celebrating 74 years since the ship first docked at Tilbury, the story of the Empire Windrush marks the foundations of multi-cultural Britain and is a stark reminder of the sacrifice black people made to help rebuild England after WW2 and the debt we owe them.

Her- Story

Workshops for KS1 & KS2

This workshop explores the struggles and achievements of historic and contemporary black women from the past 250 years. Through focusing on women such as abolitionist Mary Prince and civil rights activist Rosa Parks, alongside child protestor Ruby Bridges whose rebellious act of simply going to school made her a symbol for the discrimination faced by so many, students will learn how the actions of women, from Africa and the Caribbean, to America and England, have shaped our history. Or should we say, ‘her-story’.


These two programmes, designed specifically for EYFS children and delivered by one of our experienced EYFS storytellers, helps introduce the themes of difference, acceptance, and identity through story and song…


Inspired by the true story of Floella Benjamin as she travelled from Trinidad to London as part of the Windrush generation. Join Tara as she re-tells the story of her friend Flo, a 10 year old girl who finds herself in a new country, surrounded by new people, and experiencing new things. A story of friendship, hope and determination that explores what ‘new’ means for a young black girl in 1960s England.


Boone the Banana lives in a busy supermarket where all the fruit and vegetables are scared to mix in case they don’t understand each other. But one morning Boone wakes up on the supermarket floor! Join Boone on his journey back home where he discovers and celebrates that we are all a little bit the same and a little bit different!



Workshops for Years 1-6

Drama and Devising workshops that explore the idea of Freedom and what it means to us. Do we feel free and if so, do we take it for granted? Children are encouraged to compare their own lives to those less fortunate as they think about wealth, class, culture and equality. A skilled facilitator leads the session and explores the ideas through a series of interactive drama tasks before compiling their ideas into a performance that can be shown back at the end of the day.


Film Making  for Years 1-6

Learn about Clinton as he waves goodbye to his homeland and prepares for a new life in post-war Britain. What will he miss? Why is his family starting a new life in the Motherland? What was life like on board the Empire Windrush in 1948? Celebrating over 65 years since the ship first docked at Tilbury, the story of the Empire Windrush marks the foundations of multi-cultural Britain. Exploring how we treat others who are different, making people welcome and new beginnings, this interactive film-making day is the perfect opportunity for children to think about people from other cultures and create something the school can watch back and celebrate.