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National Poetry Day 2021: Some Ideas, Resources and Thoughts for Teachers, Parents/Carers and Students

Author Dr Karen Lockney  The theme of this year’s UK National Poetry Day – 7th October 2021 – is Choice. This blog post offers some ideas about actively choosing a creative range of work by Black and Brown poets, to reflect on practice going forward from National Poetry Day, and to offer some personal reflections […]

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 […]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: AFRICA – THE DAWN OF HUMANITY AND HOW THE WORLD WAS POPULATED

Co-Authored by: Ewen Turner & Sarah Saunders     Let’s start at the beginning… According to the Archbishop of Armagh, James Ussher; the world began in 4004 BC. Specifically on the evening before October 23rd. Huh?! Today we know this to be nonsense, but in 1650 this was the height of scientific sophistication. Ussher had […]

Tuning in. What the Kate Clanchy debate made me think.

Author: Nick Anderson I was going to write a blog about the Kate Clanchy debacle but then it became so multi-faceted and there was so much white noise that it was difficult to isolate one key issue to focus on so I decided not to bother. Not because I didn’t care, I just thought it […]