Category Archives: Projects

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 […]

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 […]

Anti Racist Schools: Transforming Education

More than forty primary and secondary schools are working with us towards being anti-racist schools. 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 a school that teaches more than just a White […]

Animate Your Future: Animated Futures

What’s it like growing up in Cumbria if you aren’t White? If you’re a young person age 8 – 25 who lives this experience you can explore this question, make friends and create a short animated film which will be shown in cinemas, museums and online across Cumbria and beyond. You’ll pick up new digital […]