Black History Month at White Hart Lane Station

The overground station will host a DJ next week, reports Olivia Opara

A Tottenham overground station will host a DJ set as part of a wider Transport for London (TfL) Black History Month celebration. 

On Tuesday, 24th October, service delivery manager at Arriva Rail London (ARL) Bentley Brooks will be playing a DJ set at White Hart Lane overground station. Bentley, who goes by the stage name Bentley B, will play a range of African, Caribbean and Black American music as part of a wider TfL celebration of Black History Month. 

During the set, ARL staff will also hand out books by Black authors, Black History Month-themed tote bags and key rings to customers and local schools and run other Black History Month-themed giveaways. 

To mark Black History Month, TfL is running a variety of initiatives across its networks such as  poetry leaflets, musical performances and new artwork to recognise the black people who have shaped its transport network and London. 

Bentley Brooks said: “I’m DJing at four stations on our line –­­ along with other DJ colleagues – to help raise awareness and appreciation of black music. I’ll be playing a variety of genres, reggae, R&B, soul, rap, and a mix of classic and modern stuff – as well as some original African music. It’s really about how music has evolved and how black artists have played an important part in that journey. 

“I grew up in England in the 1970s and can see the advances we’ve made, the growing realisation that what may have happened in the past is wrong, and the recognition that we must move on from there. It’s important we keep moving that forward every day – not just once a year.” 

Bentley’s DJ set will take place from 2pm to 7pm.

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