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Coming to a Cumbrian cinema near you soon. Young people working on our Animated Futures project have been exploring the question, what’s it like growing up in Cumbria if you aren’t White? Working with Lou Kneath of +3K Animation and Composer Ella Jarman-Pinto our talented young people from across the region, with the support of our amazing youth […]

What you can expect at the Anti Racist Cumbria Summit

Equitably priced tickets are still available for the Anti Racist Cumbria Summit. What do they include and what can you expect from this, our first event? A full day of inspiration, conversation and practical actions, with national and regional leaders. Good, no great! food from Yardies, Vie’s Jamaican Rum Cakes and more, and of course […]

National Poetry Day 2021: Some Ideas, Resources and Thoughts for Teachers, Parents/Carers and Students

Author Dr Karen Lockney  The theme of this year’s UK National Poetry Day – 7th October 2021 – is Choice. This blog post offers some ideas about actively choosing a creative range of work by Black and Brown poets, to reflect on practice going forward from National Poetry Day, and to offer some personal reflections […]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: The true varied, modern and innovative nature of so-called ‘primitive’ African Art

AUTHOR: MEG GUY The African continent spans 30.37 million square kilometres and encompasses an area large enough to fit the United States, China, India, Japan Mexico and more within its borders. A diverse land mass, it features everything from mountains to deserts, to jagged coastlines and is home to over 1.37 billion people. In terms […]


Co-Authored by: Ewen Turner & Sarah Saunders     Let’s start at the beginning… According to the Archbishop of Armagh, James Ussher; the world began in 4004 BC. Specifically on the evening before October 23rd. Huh?! Today we know this to be nonsense, but in 1650 this was the height of scientific sophistication. Ussher had […]

Lewis Hamilton Poses with his car

LEWIS: A Power For Change

AUTHOR: SARAH SAUNDERS      As we begin National Inclusion Week 2021 we want to say a huge CONGRATULATIONS to Lewis Hamilton on his legacy defining 100th Formula One Grand Prix victory in Russia on Sunday.  Hamilton is the first and only Black driver in F1 and undeniably the most successful racing driver of all […]

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 […]

Tuning in. What the Kate Clanchy debate made me think.

Author: Nick Anderson I was going to write a blog about the Kate Clanchy debacle but then it became so multi-faceted and there was so much white noise that it was difficult to isolate one key issue to focus on so I decided not to bother. Not because I didn’t care, I just thought it […]

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 […]