ORGANISATIONS across Barnsley are holding a special series of events next week to celebrate Black History Week.

The events - organised by Barnsley CVS in collaboration with Barnsley Council - will be held throughout the week and will celebrate the borough's black history and the heritage and culture of Barnsley's black communities.

Florentine Bootha-King, development worker at Barnsley CVS, said: "For this year's Black History Month, we wanted to bring the borough together to celebrate the pride, culture and heritage of our black communities.

"I'm really excited about the programme of activities we have been able to organise alongside our partners, and hope it shows how welcoming a place Barnsley is.

"Whether you want to learn more about the history of the borough or to join us for popcorn and a movie, I hope to see residents from across Barnsley joining in next week's festivities."

Councillor Jenny Platts, cabinet spokesperson for adults and communities, said: "We're delighted to be supporting Barnsley CVS and the fantastic programme of events they have planned for Black History Week.

"With this year's theme being a celebration of the heritage and culture of our diverse communities, it is great to see organisations from across the borough coming together to join in the festivities.

"Black History Month is a fantastic opportunity to recognise and celebrate the history, achievements and contributions of our black communities.

"Please get involved throughout the remainder of Black History Month and help us create welcoming, supportive communities for everyone living in Barnsley."

Details of the individual events can be found on the Barnsley Council Website.