The Beatles Story is shining a spotlight on some of the incredible Black artists who have performed at Liverpool’s world-famous Cavern Club, which was founded in 1957 as a jazz club.
Every October in the United Kingdom, Black History Month is observed as a time of celebration and recognition of Black people, their stories, achievements, and contributions to culture.
Stevie Wonder, Little Eva, The Chants, and Chuck Berry have all performed on the legendary Cavern stage. Audiences in the cavernous club beneath Mathew Street have been delighted by black voices from Merseyside to Michigan, North Carolina to South Jamaica, and elsewhere.
Discover their stories in the brand-new video here.
The video and exhibit at The Beatles Story were created with the generous assistance of Dave Jones, Director and Owner of The Cavern Club.
The Beatles Story is also excited to announce its partnership with Google Arts and Culture’s ‘Black Union’ project, which aims to highlight Black artists and culture. The attraction collaborated with three writers – Les Spaine, Yaw Owusu, and Iona Fazer – to tell the stories of The Beatles and Black music. Delve into the online exhibits here.
Head to The Beatles Story’s Discovery Zone this half term to get involved in Black History Month workshops. Learn about different Black artists who inspired The Beatles and who played in The Cavern Club. There will be a range of activities in the Discovery Zone to get involved with throughout the week!
Workshops will be held in the Discovery Zone at The Beatles Story on the Royal Albert Dock in Liverpool between 11am and 3pm. All materials will be provided. Tickets are not required.