Category Archives: Projects

Be part of the Anti Racist Cumbria Book Club

Did you know that reading is good for you? It improves communication skills, focus, memory and helps us build empathy. Reading also lowers our heart rate and can help reduce stress. There’s even a report that says people who read for 30 minutes every day live longer by up to two years! The other great […]

Anti-Racism In An Educational Setting: Our Audit Pilot Scheme

Thirty primary and secondary schools across the county are working with us on our anti-racism pilot scheme, which is backed by Cumbria County Council.  An anti-racist school doesn’t mean a school where racism doesn’t happen (though one day, that would be incredible), it means a school that recognises racism in all its forms, it means […]

The Fell We Climb: Crowdfunder

CLICK HERE to be part of something amazing and DONATE! ‘The Fell We Climb’ is an animated short film inspired by the real life experiences of Black and Brown youngsters growing up in Cumbria. Anti Racist Cumbria have teamed up with Plus3K animation studio, and Executive Producer TV Presenter Nigel Clarke, best known for hosting […]

Anti-racist workshops with Barrow secondary schools

In March Barrow AFC teamed up with Anti Racist Cumbria to host a workshop for 50 schoolchildren from across the town to learn about and discuss anti-racism.  In an initiative backed by Fans for Diversity, Anti Racist Cumbria’s education team visited The Dunes Hotel Stadium  to have conversations with the youngsters about the differences between […]

What’s it like being on our Animated Futures Project?

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 mentors, have been busy for the past year developing and bringing […]

VIDEO: Animated Futures. COMING TO A CINEMA NEAR YOU SOON

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 […]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Resources For Cumbrian Schools

Black History Month is incredibly important in educational settings. Until the curriculum reflects a broader view, this month can be a chance for schools to introduce hidden histories that may normally remain unheard. In order to see how we got to where we are today, we must understand the significance of Black stories and contributions […]

Local Black History Exhibition in partnership with The Rum Story Whitehaven

7 OCT – 31 OCT The Courtyard of The Rum Story, Whitehaven Thu – Sun 10:00 – 16:00 We are delighted to have collaborated with The Rum Story in Whitehaven on an exhibition being held to celebrate Black History Month will focus on the lives of influential black people in Cumbria’s past and present. The […]

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 […]