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Wolde Selassie

Poet, educator, and percussion tutor Wolde had 25 years of community arts experience working with schools, colleges, Universities, prisons and other institutions promoting Afrikan Cultural Heritage. Wolde had an international profile promoting his work in Jamaica, South Afrika, Ethiopia and many European countries to his name. Wolde had an astounding knowledge of African Caribbean and…

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BHM Events 2016

BHM in 2016 recognised the life and work of South African Social Rights activist Desmond Tutu on his 85th Birthday and marks 40 years since the seminal publication The Arts the Britain Ignores by Naseem Kahn. Policy, practice and social justice BHM’s theme for 2016 events. Serendipity presented the launch of BHM 2016 with Soweto…

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BHM Launch 2015

 BHM in 2015 acknowledge the contribution of jazz icon Billie Holiday, in what is the centenary year of her birth. This month allows us to recognise the achievements of international figures, such as Holiday, but also helps us focus on the larger achievement of whole communities in society. The launch included singers and musicians such…

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DNA: Destiny’s Closest Ally 1999

Choreographer Sheron Wray created a performance called DNA: Destiny’s Natural Ally for Black History Month 1999; performed by dancer Louise Katerega. A dancer and a length of rope intertwine to the delicate classical Kora music of young star of the British African classical music scene, Tunde Jugede. Originally commissioned to accompany a museum exhibition of…

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African Caribbean Centre

In 1996 the Imani Ujima Centre was renamed as African Caribbean Centre and this venue has been the host of many Black History Month and community events. The African and African Caribbean community have come together and discussed, fundraised and celebrated many issues and key points in Black history at the Centre. The photos below…

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Community Achievement Awards 2012 Gallery

Saturday 6 October 2012 saw the celebration in some style of the 11th African and African Caribbean Achievement Awards to a full house of 130 people ranging from toddlers to grandparents at the African Caribbean Centre. The event was in partnership between African Caribbean Citizens Forum (ACCF), the African Caribbean Centre and a group of…

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Community Achievement Awards 2012

Saturday 6 October 2012 saw the celebration in some style of the 11th African and African Caribbean Achievement Awards to a full house of 130 people ranging from toddlers to grandparents at the African Caribbean Centre.  The event was in partnership between African Caribbean Citizens Forum (ACCF), the African Caribbean Centre and a group of…

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Community Achievement Awards (ACCF) 2010

The Community Achievement Awards event took place every year and run by ACCF, the African Caribbean Centre and a group of volunteers from the community to ensure that successful role models from the African, African Caribbean and Mixed Heritage communities in Leicester and Leicestershire were recognised and celebrated for their achievements.        …

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Community Achievement Awards (ACCF) 2011

The Community Achievement Awards event took place every year and run by ACCF, the African Caribbean Centre and a group of volunteers from the community to ensure that successful role models from the African, African Caribbean and Mixed Heritage communities in Leicester and Leicestershire were recognised and celebrated for their achievements.        …

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