Lorrine Douglas

Lorrine Douglas born 1968, Nottingham.

Explains her background and education at Moat School in Highfields, Leicester;

 

Recalls her dance and arts education at Moat School;


Recalls her further dance education at Leicestershire County School of Dance (Leicestershire Arts), and her Laban Dance audition;

 

Recalls her work with Highfields Action Theatre group, and her interest in community dance groups;

 

Explains her different youth work roles in Leicester;

 

Explains her change of path with her work that led to her job at the African Caribbean Centre working as the Performing Arts Co-ordinator;

 

Recalls her involvement with Black Inspiration at the African Caribbean Centre;


Explains how she was involved in encouraging other venues in the city to include Back history events within their programmes;


Recalls events she worked on during Black History Month in her role at the African Caribbean Centre;

 

Explains her thoughts on the importance of Black History Month and how it should change for the better;


Explains her thoughts on the question ‘Should Black History Month be scrapped or revamped?’;


Recalls her involvement with Leicester Expressive Arts;


Recalls her work at the African Caribbean Centre and her link work with the Ajani Women and Girls Centre;


Recalls a further project she worked on in her role at the African Caribbean Centre;


Recalls her involvement with the Black History Consortium and ideas for Black History Month;


Explains the importance of remembering and learning from the community and elders in Leicester;


Recalls different venues and their involvement with Black History Month for example with the Y theatre;


Recalls her memories of Raddle Books;

 

Recalls her memories of Wolde Selassie;


Recalls other pioneers such as Earle Robinson;


Recalls Nelson Mandela’s release and the impact on Leicester such as the tribute of Leicester Carnival’s float to ‘freedom’;

 

Explains the Black History Consortium and the importance of the meetings and discussions in terms of delivering Black History Month events;

 

Explains her thoughts and perspective on the future of Black History Month during the next 30 years.