The borough will celebrate its first black history month event with African drumming workshops and music.

Sponsored by Elmbridge Council and the RC Sheriff Trust, the event will be at the Cecil Hepworth Centre in Walton, where attendees will first be taught a high-energy royal African dance from Uganda called Bakisimba.

Ida Horner, event organiser, said: “When I first moved here 10 years ago from West Kensington, I think there were only about eight black people living in Walton.

“But now Elmbridge is changing, there is a lot of diversity and I think that is something we should celebrate."

The second part of the event will include an evening performance of African music and dance by Sarah Ndagire, a Ugandan singer-songwriter who will be accompanied by the Galaxy Band.

The event will take place on October 31.

A buffet of African and Indian food will also be available for those who attend the event, who are asked to wear African, Indian or evening wear.

Tickets will cost £12 for adults and £5.50 for children.

They are available from history-month-elmbridge-tickets-17621501385.