About Lost Legends

Lost Legends is an exciting project run by Serendipity, supported and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Leicester City Council. Lost Legends is marking and celebrating the achievements of the African and African Caribbean communities with the anniversary of 30 years of BHM in October 2017. Lost Legends is recording and collating the memories, achievements and contributions to the cultural heritage of British Black history of Leicester’s local trailblazers through oral history recording and the donation of brochures and other memorabilia.

Lost Legends has launched a digital directory of artists, a media archive and a blog hosted on the Serendipity website. Lost Legends will culminate in an exhibition during October 2017 at Newarke Houses and Gardens Museum and this will include the creation of a film to sit alongside our dedicated publication – 30 years 30 Voices.

Lost Legends is working with Black Cultural Archives in London, East Midlands Oral History Archive, the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland and Leicester City Museums Service to archive effectively our donations and oral history recordings and preserve them for posterity.

Lost Legends aims to raise awareness about the issues relating to Black History and make resources available that will support future educational, research and cultural programmes.

To search Lost Legends Archives click on the tabs through to our Media Archive, Artists Biographies and Blog of archive materials.


Lost Legends: Exchange

Wednesday 7 June

6:00pm – 8:00pm

LCB Depot, 31 Rutland St, Leicester, LE1 1RE


Lost Legends: Exchange is a multifaceted event open to the general public to share memories, and memorabilia such as brochures, photographs, posters, and records from artists such as Laurel Aitken, Cameron Hinds or local characters such as Elvy Morton and much more! The format of Exchange is a talk from guest speaker Ben Browne, Chief Operating Officer at De Montfort University (DMU).

Ben will discuss his research, thoughts and ideas on British Black Leaders and its relationship to Black History Month (BHM). As part of Exchange there will be a miniature exhibition of some of photographs and archive materials collected since our previous Exchange event in February.

We want to hear from you, so come along to this and join us for a glass of wine, stimulating discussion at this FREE event and share your views, artefacts, and other memorabilia and be part of history in the making in our upcoming exhibition in October 2017 at Newarke Houses and Gardens Museum.

Find out more: www.serendipity-uk.com/events/lost-legends-exchange-2/