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Black Fashionistas of Leicester 2006

Reported in the African Caribbean Citizens Forum by Aisha Kibibi Thomas… STYLE UP exhibition took place from 25 November 2006 and finished on 28 January 2007. Style Up was a new and innovative exploration of fashion among Leicester’s African and African Caribbean Community from 1950s to the present day. This exciting and vibrant exhibition celebrated…

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Temple Education: Robin Walker

Temple Education Black education is important, and within our education system there are not many opportunities for people to learn about Black History other than Black History Month. However, Temple Education runs events and workshops, which focus on Black History with Historian Robin Walker known as ‘The Black History Man Leading Black History Specialist since…

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Black History Season Events Listing 2009

Below shows an events listing for BHS events during 2009…   Hair and Fashion through the Ages African Caribbean Centre Monday 5 October and Thursday 8 October   Inner Soul Music Night African Caribbean Centre Sunday 15 November Time: 7.00pm Admission: £10.00 including meal.   Children’s Books to Celebrate Diversity Leicester Libraries You won’t find…

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BHS Launch 2009

Leicester Black History Season Highlights Below shows a press release for the BHS launch 2009: The Election of Barack Obama as President of the United States was a momentous and historic world event that created a seismic shift in expectations. ‘Hope’ … the sentiment of a political campaign that meant and remains to mean to…

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Achievements – Mainstream Partnership 2006, 2007 and 2008

Below is a list of Mainstream Partnerships achievements which highlight their contribution to Black society and Black History Month. Event Management of Launch/Networking 2007 – Mainstream Partnership Peepul Centre Leicester was a successful event with large attendance. Several of our BME members receiving offers of work thereafter. Freedom Showcase 2007 – Fundraising 3 Cities, Project…

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Black History Season Young People Launch 2009

In 2009, a special launch for Black History Season took place for the young people in the community in order to engage new audiences with Black History. 2009 was an important year for Black politics with the election of Barack Obama, the first Black President of the USA. The BHS theme for 2009 was ‘My…

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African and African Caribbean Community Achievement Awards – Categories

The African and African Caribbean Community Achievement Awards were held at the African Caribbean Centre during Black History Month to give the community the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of key individuals. Below are a list of award categories for our Community Achievers: Business: This award aims to acknowledge African Caribbean businesses that have made…

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Mainstream Partnership Ltd

Mainstream Partnership’s key aim was to assist artists from Black and Minority Ethnic communities in the East Midlands to increase their income and employment opportunities as professionals in the mainstream arts sector. The organisation also existed to promote the opening up of professional development opportunities to culturally diverse artists, arts organisations and audiences in the…

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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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