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Black History Live - Weekend Launch (Kent, Friday 24th March)
Fri 24 March 2017, 12:00 – 13:30 GMT
Medway African and Caribbean Association
Black History Live project - Friday 24th Launch
The project will focus on the history of African and Caribbean people across Kent and Medway. It aims to tell the story of the African and Caribbean inhabitants of Kent and Medway in the 19th and 20th Century. Telling the story of their contribution to the region, how they arrived here, their work in the areas of trade, industry, what their life was like in the community, their contribution to the arts, education, science and technology. It will enable the wider community not just those that live in the region, but visitors to the region to develop a better understanding of the diversity of the region. The project will unearth the history of the region and the people that lived there, through speaking to living descendants and current inhabitants to enable them to tell their story of what life was like for them living in the region from a diversity perspective. This will enable their stories to be passed onto future generations. We will also research local and national archives.
How you can get involved?
Research: Undertake research, site visits, online research, take part in the research workshops
Drama: Volunteer actors, singers, dancers, make up, costume. There will be workshops later on in the summer
Documentary: Do you have an interesting story to tell related to the 19/20th century? Are you a living descendant of someone from the 19th/20th century?
Learning resource: Do you have technical skills and can help create an app? Or ideas to help create the resource?
Exhibition: Volunteers to help curate the exhibition, or be a volunteer guide?
Other ways to get involved: Local people who may have a story to tell, local descendants of notable people in history.
Be a project sponsor: Sponsorship in kind or financing aspects of the project, in return for publicity of the company/organisation brand on material.
Get in touch to find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0844 884 9502