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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 […]

Anti Racist Cumbria shortlisted for the UK’s Largest Diversity Awards

Anti Racist Cumbria has been shortlisted for the Community Organisation Award (Race, Religion and Faith) at the National Diversity Awards 2021. An astonishing 52,000 people nominated this year alone, with 126 nominees being recognised for their various achievements nationwide. The volunteer organisation Anti Racist Cumbria was founded just last year by three local women; Janett […]

Cumbria Police partner with Anti Racist Cumbria to tackle any racial disparities.

Cumbria Constabulary are pleased to be working with Anti Racist Cumbria in its commitment to identify and address any racial disparities for anyone interacting with Cumbria police. The joint programme has been commissioned by Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall. Chief Superintendent Sarah Jackson from Cumbria Constabulary said “We are really pleased to welcome […]

What is Windrush and Why It Matters Today

Author: Janett Walker What is Windrush? Empire Windrush was the ship that brought the first large scale group of immigrants from the Caribbean. Unknowingly at the time, it began the post war mass migration boom that changed the face of British society. To be clear, the Windrush passengers were not the first Black people in […]

The photo shows three men smiling in a cafe, they are all refugees who have made a success of their new business in the UK

What’s the difference between a refugee and an asylum seeker?

ASYLUM. REFUGE AND THE IMMIGRATION CONFLATION. Priti Patel is bringing in new immigration rules which make it harder for people to claim asylum if they arrive in the UK illegally. That’s a simple sentence isn’t it? On the face of it you might see some sense in it and it’s probably all because of one […]

The Revolutionary Prince

Author: Janett Walker Prince Rogers Nelson was born on the 7 June 1958. We all know Prince was one of the most talented musicians of his time, he was a rare composer who could perform at a professional level on virtually all the instruments he required for a set and a considerable number of his […]

Anti Racist Cumbria Nominated for the UK’s Largest Diversity Awards

Anti Racist Cumbria have been nominated for the Community Organisation (Race, Faith and Religion) category at The National Diversity Awards 2021 and now they need your votes. The breath-taking Liverpool Anglican Cathedral will play host to this year’s awards, to be held on 4th February 2022. Britain’s most inspirational and selfless people will come together […]

Growing up Black in Cumbria. Racism and My Mental Health

Author: Sarah Saunders It is mental health awareness week and the theme this year is ‘Connecting with Nature’.  The last twelve months have been challenging for everyone and prioritising mental health and wellbeing has never been more important. Over the past few months, I have been forced to confront and reflect on my own mental […]