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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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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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