Birmingham Events: Beyond Windrush @ The MAC

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Caribbean dancing couple

Image Credit: The MAC http://www.macbirmingham.co.uk

source: CATALYST 4 CHANGE
published: 17 March 2018

The MAC’s Beyond Windrush season commemorates the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the SS Empire Windrush. The SS Empire Windrush brought people from the Caribbean to the United Kingdom in 1948.

The events will highlight an era of change and of co-existing cultures, and visitors will enjoy a public programme of exhibitions, events, talks and debates from May to July 2018.

The season kicks off with the Phoenix Dance’s thrilling new dance piece celebrates the 70th anniversary of SS Empire Windrush’s arrival, bringing the first Caribbean migrants to the UK. Continue reading

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Campaign Bootcamp : Applications are now open!

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Protest Marcherssource: Campaign Bootcamp
published: February 2018

Campaign Bootcamp is a week-long residential training that supports you to develop the skills, confidence, and community to run a great campaign. The training brings together 35 new campaigners from across the country (and sometimes from other parts of the world) to learn and build community together.

What Will I Learn at Bootcamp?
The Campaign Bootcamp residential is a reflective and experiential training space. This means lots of time to think about your own campaigning, to learn from other people, and to try out new things supported by our training team and campaigners from across many different movements. Continue reading

The GAP Arts Project : Interviewees wanted for Children in Movement programme

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The GAP Youth Programme

Image Credit : The GAP http://www.thegapartsproject.co.uk

provided by: The GAP
published: February 2018

Children in Movement is a Heritage Lottery funded project that aims to discover, record and share the stories of those who migrated to Birmingham when they were children or young people, from as far back as the 1930’s right through to those who have settled here in the last few years.

Why are we doing this?
The GAP is an arts organisation that supports young people to make sense of the world through creative and cultural projects. Our young members have expressed concern that many distorted narratives are currently circulating about immigration, and that the value of diversity in their city – of which they are so proud – is suddenly being questioned.

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