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ANTI RACIST CUMBRIA SUMMIT. Brewery Arts

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

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 […]

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 […]

‘WHEN’ do I belong?

Author: Zainab Houghton I wrote a little article a while ago, celebrating my religion and culture in Cumbria. It was very much an informative piece, which, to my surprise reached a large number of people on social media. Many of the comments and responses back were positive and supportive, but as you can imagine, topics […]

Hidden Black Bodies: Indifference to Black and Brown Missing Persons Cases

Author: Meghan Guy When Sarah Everard was declared missing last month, the nation mobilised in an attempt to find her – sharing her image all over social media and asking for leads on TV and radio. As soon as the first pictures of Sarah began to circulate when she was reported missing, I had a […]

ITV Border Interview: International Women’s Day 2021

To mark International Womens Day 2021 this week ITV Border are sharing the stories of five inspirational women from Cumbria and southern Scotland. We are delighted they chose to feature our Chair Janett Walker who has dedicated herself to helping Cumbria become the first actively anti-racist county. Watch the full interview above to hear Janett’s […]

82 Black, Brown and Minoritised Women to Celebrate

This International Women’s Day we give thanks and celebrate these 82 incredible Black, Brown and Minoritised Women who have pushed boundaries, achieved greatness and made our world brighter, better and richer. Why not take some time to find out more about these women and enrich your own knowledge of their contribution. Claudette Colvin Angela Davies […]

Too Much is Never Enough: Meghan’s fate was always sealed

Author: Nykia Herron-Ash There was never going to be a way for the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, to ever truly be accepted by the Royal Family or the British public. Her fate was sealed from the moment she met her Prince. Her fate had actually already been determined by the DNA which was passed […]

Video: Black Hair the Pride & the Prejudice

Facebook Live Conversation On February 17 2021 five of our fantastic Anti Racist Cumbria members zoomed into our Facebook Live session from across Cumbria. Together they talked and shared their perspectives on their Black female experiences of hair. From how they look after it, to the racist microaggressions and discrimination it has caused in their […]