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 Museum and Gardens 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 to 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 drop-down menu on the top left hand side of the website to access Lost Legends: Media Archive, Artists Biographies and Blog of archive materials.