Tag Archives: black history

ULTRAVIOLENCE. Film Partnership with Brewery Arts

BOOK TICKETS: 26th Nov 19:55  Thanks to Brewery Arts you can get two for the price of one using our discount code: JUSTICE2021 Friday, 26th Nov, in partnership with Brewery Arts we’re honoured to bring you a special Q&A screening of Ken Fero’s powerful and intimate documentary ‘Ultraviolence.’ The Q&A will feature Ken Fero himself, […]

Where has the spotlight been this BHM? On history or celebrity?

Author: Nick Anderson Scrolling through the hundreds of news stories and articles that have been shared during Black History Month I found myself overwhelmed – a sense of moral obligation mixed with a panic. I had to read everything before the month was up! But after catching myself reacting in this way, I realised I […]

ANTI RACIST CUMBRIA SUMMIT. Brewery Arts

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

The Trans-Atlantic Trafficking of Enslaved People in the context of slavery at the time

CONTENT WARNING: Historical images of enslaved people in chattel slavery, pictures and descriptions of slavery and enslaved people. One image shows the back of an enslaved man named Peter. His back has been disfigured as a result of the whippings he endured. Some contextual historical use of language. Author: Sophia Newton Many people are keen […]

From Mining Heritage to Green Jobs: Two films & a Discussion For Our Time

BOOK TICKETS: The Helena Thompson Museum, Workington Monday 18th October 2021 18:30   On Monday 18th October at 6.30 pm our CEO Janett Walker will be chairing a panel discussion at an event hosted by Climate Emergency West Cumbria and Friends of the Earth: This special film screening & panel discussion at the Helena Thompson […]

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 […]

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 […]

A BRIXTON TALE. Film Partnership with Brewery Arts

BOOK TICKETS: 23rd Oct 18:15 A voyeuristic, wealthy vlogger finds herself drawn to a handsome, shy youth from the infamous Barrier Block housing project. Their relationship with each other, and with the camera, leads them down a dangerous path. Presented in partnership with Anti Racist Cumbria Presented in partnership with Anti-Racist Cumbria. ‘Making Cumbria the UK’s […]

RESPECT. Film Partnership with Brewery Arts

BOOK TICKETS: 24th Sept 16:30 25th Sept 20:00 26th Sept 14:30 (26th Subtitled Screening) 30th Sept 20:00 Our latest film partnership with Brewery Arts is RESPECT. Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music […]

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 […]