ICONIC buildings in Leeds have been lit up to celebrate Black History Month.

Leeds Civic Hall, Leeds Town Hall, and Leeds City Museum were all specially illuminated to mark the start of a programme of events that are being held to recognise the contributions of people of African and Caribbean heritage.

Leeds City Council and Leeds Museums and Galleries are holding a number of linked activities during October. Leeds City Council’s executive member for Communities, Councillor Debra Coupar, said: “I am pleased that Leeds is once again celebrating Black History Month with a range of diverse activities and events.

“The positive contribution of people of African and Caribbean descent and the enormous cultural and artistic value they have brought to the city should never be forgotten.” Visit Leeds Museums & Galleries’ social media platforms for more details.