Author Archives: Kelle Pearce

A group of Black and Brown Young People taking part in a yoga class outside on the grass

ANIMATED FUTURES: Celebration Residential in The Lakes

There were so many wonderful moments at our Animated Futures celebration residential at The Kepplewray Centre earlier this month. Animated Futures started as a result of our Race & Education event back in October of last year. We’d pulled together around 30 young Black and Brown pupils from a number of schools across the county […]

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ANTI RACIST CUMBRIA SUMMIT. Brewery Arts

BOOK YOUR SUMMIT TICKET HERE: 2nd Nov 2021 9AM – 6PM Tickets are NOW ON SALE for the Anti Racist Cumbria Summit at Brewery Arts Kendal on Tues 2nd Nov. We can also reveal our first wave of speakers and facilitators for the day; starring the incredible author, activist, political commentator and lawyer Dr Shola […]

A 'Stop Racism' poster illustrating the difference between standard dolls and the offensive 'Gollywog' dolls

Are Gollywogs really so racist?

In the past few years there have been several stories circulating in the media about Gollywogs being sold in shops, and reports of Gollywogs being prized collectibles.  One article described the reactions of a couple in Yorkshire simply ‘looking to buy jam’ and instead coming across Gollywogs for sale in a shop. The couple where […]

Protesters march against racism in the police and in support of The Mangrove. Protesters carry flags and placards.

The Mangrove Nine

The Mangrove was a Caribbean restaurant located at 8 All Saints Road Notting Hill, opened in 1968 by Trinidadian community activist and civil rights campaigner Frank Crichlow. In the late 60’s, Notting Hill wasn’t the sought after address it is today, there were still undeveloped WWll bomb sites and the under-construction Westway motorway carved the […]

Anti Racist Cumbria offer free theatre festival tickets for low income households in Keswick

Anti Racist Cumbria and Theatre by the Lake have made 20 ‘Green Pass’ Sunday afternoon tickets available free of charge to local people with low income for Theatre by the Lake’s Trailer Story, an outdoor festival of spoken word, theatre and comedy created in partnership with English Touring Theatre and Northern Stage. The Sunday afternoon […]

The slave trade was hundreds of years ago, why does it matter to Britain today?

If you went to a British school, chances are you learned about the Industrial Revolution; the Spinning Jenny, James Watt and the industrialisation of our towns and cities like Manchester becoming Cottonopolis. You almost definitely won’t have learnt that James Watt once sold slaves as a trafficker. You may just recall being told that the […]