Heacham Church – Native American Day Celebration, Monday, October 11 at 2.30pm
Norfolk Black History Month committee, led by Chairman, Danny Keen will be marking Native American Day, Monday, October 11 at 2.30pm at St Mary the Virgin Church, Heacham by celebrating Pocahontas, Norfolk’s great hero of equality and diversity.
Danny Keen explained: “We will be celebrating amity and accord between different races and beliefs at Heacham Church where there is a memorial to Pocahontas. John Rolfe from Heacham married Pocahontas, the Native American princess in 1614.”
“There will be performances from Anna Mudeka with The African Choir of Norfolk and Cuban drumming from Jose Ferrera,” continued Danny Keen “and local artist Florence Chica North will present a small selection of her Native American costumes and artefacts. All are welcome to attend the event.”
Also at the event will be Mrs Rose Barnes DL, representing the Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk, Lady Clare Agnew DL, Rev’d Karlene Kerr, the Bishop of Norwich’s Adviser for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic affairs, Rev’d Richman Ncube, West Norfolk Methodist Minister, Lord Bird of Notting Hill, founder of the Big Issue and his daughter Ischpria, Molly Samuel-Leport MBE, former World Karate Champion and Richard Semitego, Director of Africa House.
For more information about Pocahontas see www.heachamchurch.org.uk/our-churches/pocahontas-and-st-marys
For more information about Norfolk Black History Month see www.norfolkblackhistorymonth.org