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INTERVIEW: Kendal Town FC Captain Darren Nightingale

We caught up with Kendal Town FC‘s new Captain, local lad Darren Nightingale ahead of their recent Cumbrian derby game against Workington Reds on 27 Dec. Our interview was shared in their match day programme. Workington AFC won 3-1 on the day in a great showing of Cumbrian footy. We look forward to catching up […]

THANKSGIVING: What’s the True Story?

AUTHOR: KELLE PEARCE According to the popular narrative, the first celebratory Thanksgiving feast was in 1621 between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe, which means that 25th November 2021 marks the 400th anniversary of Thanksgiving. ‘Pilgrim’ is the popular term applied to all the passengers of The Mayflower ship that departed from Plymouth, Devon in […]

The CEO, two players and Media Manager of Carlisle Utd stand in a line in front of a large yellow Anti Racist Cumbria banner. The Carlisle Utd badge is overlayed to the bottom right of the image

Carlisle United team up with Anti Racist Cumbria

We are delighted to announce that we will be working together with Carlisle Utd to help tackle racism through action and education. We are already supported by, or are working with, leading Cumbrian organisations such the Cumberland Building Society, Cumbria Constabulary and a number of our county’s schools. The club will support Anti Racist Cumbria […]

A full theatre audience looks to the stage. The seven panellists are sitting on four sofas on the stage.

VIDEO: Is Anti-Racism relevant in all-White spaces. PANEL DISCUSSION

This fascinating panel discussion was part of our SOLD OUT Anti Racist Cumbria Summit on the 2nd Nov, 2021. A ground-breaking event, it was a day full of practical workshops, inspirational speakers, local topics and panel discussions. IS ANTI RACISM RELEVANT IN ALL WHITE SPACES? Thank you to our incredible Panellists: Pran Patel, founder of […]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Britain’s Hidden Black Histories

AUTHOR: KELLE PEARCE Did you know that the first record of Black dwellers in Britain was right here in Cumbria? An inscription dating from between 253-258 AD was discovered in the Cumbrian village of Burgh-by-Sands, which is close to a fort along the Western edge of Hadrian’s wall. It is documented that a unit of […]

Uprisings, Rebellion, Activism and Abolition

  Author: Janett Walker The history told to us would have us believe that abolition here in Britain was down to one White man; William Wilberforce. Heck, they even made a film about him just a few years ago, demonstrating at every turn, that William, the parliamentary abolitionist, a brave and visionary soul, practically single-handedly […]

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 […]

Photographs of some of the ingredients being prepared for the recipe, and a smiling young girl helping with the baking

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Cumberland Rum Nicky Recipe and History.

Black History Month is an opportunity to understand Black histories and celebrate the achievements of Black and Brown people. By engaging with history we can find connections and learn from past mistakes. This year Anti Racist Cumbria, M-Unit and The Co-op have come together to share a local centuries old connection that Cumbria has with […]

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 […]

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 […]