The World Reimagined

Events

Abolition Is NOW! is a unique exhibition and catalogue / anthology of artists of Afrikan descent supported by The World Reimagined Inspire programme featuring artists and writers : Aaron Ayiih / Abbi Bayliss / Bandele Iyapo / BS51 / Carol Sherman / Cleo Alberta Lake / Jasmine Thompson / Joshua Donkor / //Kabbo Ferdinand Qua Van Tura/ Latisha Cesar / Lulu Agbami / Oshii / Parys Gardener / Rob Mitchell / Saili Katebe / Serah Chule

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Abolition Is NOW! Art & Poetry Exhibition by Artists of Afrikan Descent

17/09/2022 - 25/09/2022
10am-4pm daily
Bristol 1904 Arts @ The Red Lodge Museum
Park Row Bristol BS1 5LJ
Free
Hosted By: The World Reimagined

Take a peek inside one of Liverpool’s oldest heritage arts hubs. Originally a school, the building is now home to artists, makers and creators and is an essential part of the Liverpool City Region experience. This event is open to university students in LCR only. Book now via : iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com

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The Bluecoat Tour

25/09/2022
2-3pm
The Bluecoat,
School Lane Liverpool L1 3BX
Free
Hosted By: International Strategy Delivery Group (ISDG)

Explore The World Reimagined Globes and join us on a Journey of Discovery through Swansea’s past, present and future.

 

About this event

 

Go on a Journey of Discovery through our shared history, present and future.

 

Each of the Globes speaks to one of the nine themes of the Journey of Discovery – ranging from Mother Africa through The Reality of Being Enslaved and Echoes in the Present – which give us the opportunity to reimagine our past, present and future.

 

Local guides have joined with The World Reimagined to share the story of the globes, the artists and the hidden local histories of the host cities.

 

Meeting Point : Swansea Castle, 8 Castle St, Swansea SA1 1DW

 

This tour has been developed by Cleo Lake of ‘Active Archives : Equitable Futures,’ with support from Kim Collis of West Glamorgan Archives and Gwilym Games of Swansea Libraries Local Studies section.Further information was also found via Swansea Council’s Black Lives Matter audit document and the National Welsh Government report : The Slave Trade and the British Empire. An Audit of Commemoration in Wales. This globe arts trail for The World Reimagined not only takes visitors around the 10 stunning art globes but it also highlights significant points of interest connected to the history of Swansea’s involvement in the transatlantic enslavement of African people. Tying information in to the various globe locations and the individual globe themes, the trail seeks to share knowledge on lesser known histories as well more contemporary histories of African heritage people in the city. We are sure that visitors will be both intrigued and inspired by the art, history, genius and celebration of the contributions of African heritage people that will be shared.

 

Timings

Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour .

Estimated Length 1.5 hours .

 

Suitable clothing

Although the routes are not strenuous, please be aware that surfaces may be uneven and could be slippery when wet. We strongly recommend that you dress appropriately for the weather with warm/waterproof clothing and comfortable footwear.

If you have any access needs please advise the guide at the start of the tour.

 

Content Guidance

Tour suitable for all ages : Please note that the histories will touch on sensitive historical topics, however guides will ensure that the tour is appropriate for all participants.

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Journey of Discovery Tour – Swansea

25/09/2022
11am
Meeting Point : Swansea Castle
8 Castle Street Swansea SA1 1DW
Free
Hosted By: The World Reimagined

A Celebration of Black arts, creative writing, dance/drum, performance, film and Black business.

 

We invite you to partake in free recreational activities and experience the power of melanin excellence. There will be an ensemble of creative activities celebrating the art and culture of the African diaspora.

 

12:00-14:00

Creative writing workshops with The Goddess Projects. Suitable for beginners.

 

14:00-16:00

African drum and dance workshop with Riddim n Roots.

 

16:00-18:00

Liverpool Hip Hop Festival continue performances.

 

18:00-20:30

Liverpool African Diaspora Film Network film screening followed by a Q&A discussion. Free refreshments will be provided by Desserts by Dre and Yamm Tree.

 

Black businesses will have products available for purchase throughout the day.

 

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KULTURE DAY

25/09/2022
12-8:30pm
Palm House, Sefton Park
Liverpool L17 1AP
Free
Hosted By: BlaST and The World Reimagined

As part of ‘The Stalls Leeds’ Black History Month programme, to illuminate and champion inspiring Black talent of African and Caribbean heritage, we bring you: ‘Leeds Black Art, Charity & Enterprise Festival’.

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Leeds Black Art, Charity & Enterprise Festival

30/09/2022 - 02/10/2022
Fri: 10am-4pm | Sat & Sun 11am-4pm
Leeds City Museum,
Millennium Square Leeds LS2 8BH
£2-£5
Hosted By: OOBBAA aka The Stalls Leeds

Taking place over two days in the heart of Brixton, we offer a diverse, quality shopping and cultural experience celebrating producers of the African & Caribbean community. If you’re looking for gifts, cards, unique prints, jewellery, male grooming kits, skincare, clothes or other original accessories come down!

 

This market truly embodies the community’s spirit as well as supporting black businesses.

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Black Culture Market (Black History Month Edition)

01/10/2022 - 02/10/2022
11am-5pm each day
Downstairs at The Department Store
248 Ferndale Road Brixton London SW9 8FR
Free
Hosted By: Black Culture Market

Go on a Journey of Discovery through our shared history, present and future.

 

Each of the Globes speaks to one of the nine themes of the Journey of Discovery – ranging from Mother Africa through The Reality of Being Enslaved and Echoes in the Present – which give us the opportunity to reimagine our past, present and future.

 

Local guides have joined with The World Reimagined to share the story of the globes, the artists and the hidden local histories of the host cities.

 

This tour has been developed by Cleo Lake and //Kabbo Ferdinand Qua Van Tura who deliver walking tours and other projects under the collective ‘Active Archives : Equitable Futures.’ This globe arts trail for The World Reimagined not only takes visitors around the 10 stunning globes but it also highlights significant points of interest connected to the history of Bristol’s involvement in the transatlantic enslavement of African people. Tying information in to the various globe locations and the individual globe themes, the trail seeks to share knowledge on lesser known histories as well more contemporary history of African heritage people in the city. We are sure that visitors will be both intrigued and inspired by the art, history, genius and celebration of the contributions of African heritage people that will be shared.

 

The trail tour exists in two parts. Part one Mother Africa to Abolition & Emancipation which with scheduled rest points is a 2 hour tour, then part 2 A Complex Triangle to Reimagine the future which is an estimated 1 hour 30 minutes. We encourage people to book the full tour and spend time in further discussions with the tour guides over lunch. A special lunch deal is available at TBC so too are light refreshments in the second half of the tour at Glens Cafe in St Pauls.

Timings

Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour to experience the first globe, check in with the guide and for a prompt start.

Estimated Length 4 hours with breaks and an hour for lunch.

Suitable clothing

Although the routes are not strenuous, please be aware that surfaces may be uneven and could be slippery when wet. We strongly recommend that you dress appropriately for the weather with warm/waterproof clothing and comfortable footwear.

If you have any access needs please advise the guide at the start of the tour.

Content Guidance

Tour suitable for all ages : Please note that the histories will touch on sensitive historical topics, however guides will ensure that the tour is appropriate for all participants.

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Journey of Discovery Tour – Bristol – Black History Month

02/10/2022
11am
Meeting Point : ROYAL FORT GARDENS - Entrance
BRISTOL BS8 1UH
Free
Hosted By: The World Reimagined

The Unlearning Racism course engages white people and communities to unlearn racism, to increase anti-racist understanding and race analysis in mainstream thought. Through our courses we hope to mobilise white people and communities towards collective action to dismantle the structures and systems of white supremacy.

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Unlearning Racism – Online Evening Course

05/10/2022
6pm-8:30pm Every Other Wednesday until January 2023
Online
Payment Required
Hosted By: Racial Justice Network

Join us for this amazing tour and find out more about the first university building in Liverpool with everything from art pieces to historical artefacts, it’s a journey not to be missed. This event is open to students studying in LCR only. Book now via:iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com

 

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Victoria Gallery and Museum Tour

06/10/2022
2pm
Victoria Gallery and Museum
Ashton Street Liverpool L69 3DR
Free
Hosted By: International Strategy Delivery Group (ISDG)

Join the actor as he talks about his career so far and his forthcoming memoir, ‘Little Big Man’ – the powerful true story of his journey to rise from the ashes of his mother’s mental illness, discover himself and heal from a harrowing and troubled past.

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An evening with Stanley J Browne

07/10/2022
6:30-7:30pm
Highfields Library
98 Melbourne Road Leicester, LE2 0DS
Free
Hosted By: Leicester City Council: Neighbourhood Services

Join us for a free lunchtime tour of our exhibition Slavery & the Bank, led by our curators. Slavery & the Bank explores how the wealth created through transatlantic slavery shaped the development of Britain. Tours will focus on the Bank of England’s connections to transatlantic slavery and the slave trade. Tours take place at 12pm and last approximately 20 minutes. They are free, and no booking is necessary. Please arrive 10 minutes early to avoid queues as you enter the museum.

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Lunchtime Curator Tour of Slavery & the Bank

07/10/2022
12:00-12:20
Bank of England Museum
London EC2R 8AH
Free
Hosted By: Bank of England Museum

Challenging racism and injustice – a talk, presentation and discussion by multi-award winning artist and human rights campaigner Zita Holbourne—one of The World Reimagined commissioned globe artists. Zita will talk about the creative process of painting her globe, entitled Still We Strive, inclu the images and words featured, flecting on her personal identity, heritage and journey and work as a human rights and equality campaigner, using art as a tool to raise awareness, educate and amplify voices.

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Embracing Identity

07/10/2022
6:30-7:30pm
022 Hopkins Room Stratford Library
3 The Grove London E15 1EL
Free
Hosted By: BARAC UK

Go on a Journey of Discovery through our shared history, present and future.

 

Each of the Globes speaks to one of the nine themes of the Journey of Discovery – ranging from Mother Africa through The Reality of Being Enslaved and Echoes in the Present – which give us the opportunity to reimagine our past, present and future.

 

Heritage Corner, will guide you from globe to globe, exploring the themes of The World Reimagined through the artistic depictions of The Journey of Discovery. Together you will uncover how The Transatlantic Trade of Enslaved Africans shaped history and unearth legacies hidden today in plain sight You will discover how the streets and buildings of Leeds that tell a shared history of social and economic development and learn about the lives of famous entertainers, abolitionists and sporting professional, alongside Windrush narratives and those of medieval Leeds. Ultimately you’ll learn how the once small market town became a thriving city. You may not see Leeds in the same way again and you may even see yourself differently too.

 

MEET YOUR GUIDE:

Joe Williams is well known in Leeds for being the founder of the Leeds Black History Walk and Heritage Corner. He combines his love of history with his drama training to bring history to life. Inspired by early West Indian social activists in Chapeltown, Joe has co-created arts projects and gone on to receive a Points of Light Award from the Prime Ministers office at 10 Downing Street. In 2021 Joe’s Heritage Corner delivered the first Black history walk of Harewood House and this year Joe was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from Leeds Trinity University. Combining local history with his African and West Indian heritage, keeps Joe busy in a variety of projects in Yorkshire.

 

Meeting Point : The Merrion Centre, (Outside Morrisons) Merrion Way, Leeds LS2 8NG

Timings

Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour to experience the first globe, check in with the guide and for a prompt start.

Clothing Guidance.

Estimated tour time is 2 hours. Due to the changeable weather we suggest layers and flat comfortable footwear. Please check weather conditions on the day of the walk.

If you have any access needs please advise the guide at the start of the tour.

Routes and globes are all on flat sites and should be suitable for all levels of mobility

Content Guidance

Tour suitable for all ages: Please note that the histories will touch on sensitive historical topics, however guides will ensure that the tour is appropriate for all participants.

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Journey of Discovery Tour – Leeds – Black History Month

08/10/2022
2pm-4pm
The Merrion Centre
Merrion Street Leeds LS2 8NG
Free
Hosted By: The worlds Reimagined

Yomi Ṣode’s debut collection Manorism explores family, survival, generational trauma and the complexities of belonging – it is an examination of the lives of Black British men and boys. Join us for a fun, heart-warming, heart-breaking, immersive adaptation experimenting with live poetry, dance, projection and music. In a Southbank Centre commission, the poet’s examination of the lives of Black British men and boys is adapted for the stage.

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Manorism: An Adaptation by Yomi Ṣode

06/10/2022 - 08/10/2022
7:45-9pm
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road London SE1 8XX
Payment Required
Hosted By: Yomi Sode

Join Graffiti artists Kyle Legall to explore using stencil techniques to create your own customised clothing. Kyle was recently commissioned to create a Community Globe as part of the UK wide sculpture project ‘the World Reimagined’, now on display at the gallery. Please bring old clothes, T-shirts, tote bags, shirts, jumpers, coats…and give them a new lease of life!

 

This session has Swansea bay bus tickets available on request Free, £3 donation welcome. Booking essential.

Call 01792 516900 or book online.

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Art Force: Clothing customisation and stencilling workshop with artist Kyle Legall

08/10/2022
10am-1pm
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery,
Alexandra Road Swansea SA1 5DZ
Free (£3 donation suggested)
Hosted By: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

Explore The World Reimagined Globes and join us on a Journey of Discovery through Swansea’s past, present and future.

 

About this event

 

Go on a Journey of Discovery through our shared history, present and future.

 

Each of the Globes speaks to one of the nine themes of the Journey of Discovery – ranging from Mother Africa through The Reality of Being Enslaved and Echoes in the Present – which give us the opportunity to reimagine our past, present and future.

 

Local guides have joined with The World Reimagined to share the story of the globes, the artists and the hidden local histories of the host cities.

 

Meeting Point : Swansea Castle, 8 Castle St, Swansea SA1 1DW

 

This tour has been developed by Cleo Lake of ‘Active Archives : Equitable Futures,’ with support from Kim Collis of West Glamorgan Archives and Gwilym Games of Swansea Libraries Local Studies section.Further information was also found via Swansea Council’s Black Lives Matter audit document and the National Welsh Government report : The Slave Trade and the British Empire. An Audit of Commemoration in Wales. This globe arts trail for The World Reimagined not only takes visitors around the 10 stunning art globes but it also highlights significant points of interest connected to the history of Swansea’s involvement in the transatlantic enslavement of African people. Tying information in to the various globe locations and the individual globe themes, the trail seeks to share knowledge on lesser known histories as well more contemporary histories of African heritage people in the city. We are sure that visitors will be both intrigued and inspired by the art, history, genius and celebration of the contributions of African heritage people that will be shared.

 

Timings

Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour .

Estimated Length 1.5 hours .

 

Suitable clothing

Although the routes are not strenuous, please be aware that surfaces may be uneven and could be slippery when wet. We strongly recommend that you dress appropriately for the weather with warm/waterproof clothing and comfortable footwear.

If you have any access needs please advise the guide at the start of the tour.

 

Content Guidance

Tour suitable for all ages : Please note that the histories will touch on sensitive historical topics, however guides will ensure that the tour is appropriate for all participants.

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Journey of Discovery Tour – Swansea – Black History Month

09/10/2022
11am-12:30pm
Meeting Point: Swansea Castle
8 Castle Street Swansea SA1 1DW
Free
Hosted By: The World Reimagined

Join us for a free lunchtime tour of our exhibition Slavery & the Bank, led by our curators. Slavery & the Bank explores how the wealth created through transatlantic slavery shaped the development of Britain. Tours will focus on the Bank of England’s connections to transatlantic slavery and the slave trade. Tours take place at 12pm and last approximately 20 minutes. They are free, and no booking is necessary. Please arrive 10 minutes early to avoid queues as you enter the museum.

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Lunchtime Curator Tour of Slavery & the Bank

10/10/2022
12:00-12:20
Bank of England Museum
London EC2R 8AH
Free
Hosted By: Bank of England Museum

Barber B recounts tales from five decades of personal turmoil and triumph. Along with sharing his story he’ll showcase his gift to the world – The Method – a unique way of training barbers to cut hair.

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Barber B: The Journey

10/10/2022
7pm
Piranha Hair Studio
60 North St, Leeds LS2 7PN
Free
Hosted By: Piranha Hair Studio

Our monthly meeting takes place at the Settlement on Barton Hill. Our September and October meetings will involve working with the local Somali community in sharing our life stories.

 

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Barton Hill Memory Cafe

11/10/2022
10:30am-12:30pm
The Settlement
Ducie Road on Barton Hill Bristol
Free
Hosted By: Barton Hill History Group

Creative Expression Workshops – Pilot exploring the relationship of culturally sensitive advocacy and therapy.

 

CommYounity Unite

 

ETHOS

CommYOUnity UNITE is a grassroot voluntary organisation designed around YOU the individual. Meeting and supporting YOU where you’re at, to access secure, safe, quality advice, guidance, and support at the moment it’s needed, taking into consideration your past, present and future.

We aim to provide flexibility to meet the needs of the individual throughout the different stages of their journey of knowledge and empowerment.

 

VISION

Our vision is to create a truly inclusive system that holistically interweaves around the individual removing the rigidity of responses received within services to reflect a more holistic and equitable service wrapped around the need of the individual.

 

WHO ARE WE?

CommYOUnity Unite was birthed out of the Black Advocates Training Programme 2019 lead by Jacqui Dyer that addressed the lack of culturally appropriate advocacy for individuals and their families within the Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Based on our work and collective lived experiences in the areas of housing, education, mental health, social care, disabilities and the criminal justice system both within voluntary and statuary services, we found a common theme of high disproportionality outcomes within Black and ethnic communities threaded throughout multiple services, that lacked a targeted experience to better inform wider practice from an intersectional lens.

This led us to look within the wider community to form a culturally sensitive advocacy service that aims to provide a continuity of care fused with a wraparound service that promotes independence, supports social integration in a holistic, therapeutic, and empowering way.

 

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Fragmented Pieces – Fragmented for WHO?

11/10/2022
10am-2pm
Meta Plex VR LTD
152 High Street West Bromwich B70 6JJ
Free
Hosted By: CommYounity Unite

Jazz up your poetic writing style with this creative and interactive poetry masterclass led by Ella Otowemo. In this masterclass, you will utilise your strength and skills as an artist to transform your writing; from suffering into joy, move between art forms, adapt to creativity, and shift narratives. The masterclass will be set off with a gentle physical warm-up, including movement, dance, and stretching to music to shake off the day and become grounded in the room.⁠

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Poetry masterclass to all Poets, Writers and Spoken Word Artists

13/10/2022
5:30-8:30pm
B:music Symphony Hall
Broad St Birmingham B1 2EA
Free
Hosted By: We Don't Settle

With Birmingham now nearing 70% pupils of colour in its schools how good are our schools in ensuring race equality and equity are centre stage?

This is the central question of BRIG’s ‘Birmingham Schools Race Summit’ as we seek to determine where we are at as a City, what needs improving and how we go about it.

The summit will include lived experience contributions from pupils, teachers, educators, school leaders, teaching unions and academics. It will highlight what needs to change and the good practice that can make this happen.

Join us to drive the change required to shift the dial in making Birmingham’s schools front and centre to realising an anti-racist city.

Full summit programme and speakers to be announced shortly.

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Birmingham Schools Race Summit

13/10/2022
10am-5pm
Matthew Boulton College
1 Jennens Road Birmingham B4 7PS
Free
Hosted By: BRIG

Liverpool’s newest adventure, The World Reimagined globe trail tells the tale of aspects of our hidden history and brings to life stories which we will explore together. This event is open to university students in LCR. Book now via: iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com

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The World Reimagined Walking Tour

13/10/2022
4pm-5:30pm
Liverpool City Centre
This event takes place throughout Liverpool City Centre. Contact the booking email for details.
Free
Hosted By: International Strategy Delivery Group (ISDG)

Presented by Opal22 Arts and Edutainment Panel Guest Vanley Burke Panya Banjoko Colin Gabbidon.

 

The topic of conversation is centered around, Do black artists have to dilute their message to appeal to mainstream white organisations?

 

A straight and frank conversation where the artists get to talk about how they feel about their work and their message.

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Art Under Resistance

13/10/2022
6pm-9pm
Attenborough Arts Centre
University of Leicester Lancaster Rd, Leicester LE1 7HA
Pay What You Can
Hosted By: The World Reimagined

This event is open to university students in LCR. Discover hidden treasures from ancient Egypt and beyond, meet the resident mummy and more! Book now via: iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com

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Garstang Museum Tour

14/10/2022
2pm
Garstang Museum
14 Abercromby Square, Liverpool L69 7WZ
Free
Hosted By: International Strategy Delivery Group (ISDG)

Live performance telling the story of Roy Hackett, one man that changed black history, changed all of England’s history by his action. The Bristol Bus Boycott 1963 culminated in the changing the law in the UK and ushering in the new Race Relations Act in parliament, which stands today.

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The Roy Hackett Story

15/10/2022
4pm-6pm
Stratford Youth Zone
Theatre Square London E15 1BX
Free
Hosted By: BTL JAZZ

Go on a Journey of Discovery through our shared history, present and future. Follow the Journey of Discovery through the footsteps of the Caribbean Windrush Generation that settled in Birmingham. This tour unlocks the untold Black heritage in Birmingham and the city’s prominent links to The Transatlantic Trade of Enslaved Africans.

 

The tour will also showcase the phenomenal contributions of the Black community towards the development of the UK’s second city.

 

Each of the globes speaks to one of the nine themes of the Journey of Discovery – ranging from Mother Africa and The Reality of Being Enslaved, through to Expanding Soul and Reimagine the Future – providing us with the opportunity to reimagine our past, present and future.

 

Timings

Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour to experience the first globe, check in with the guide and for a prompt start.

Estimated Length 3 hours (inclusive time to return to the city centre)

Suitable clothing

Although the routes are not strenuous, please be aware that surfaces may be uneven and could be slippery when wet. We strongly recommend that you dress appropriately for the weather with warm/waterproof clothing and comfortable footwear.

If you have any access needs please advise the guide at the start of the tour.

This tour is currently not suitable for people with physical disabilities. We can provide a bus tour for groups upon request. The tour can be accessed as a self-directed virtual tour on the The World Reimagined website platform .

We have headsets with translation facilities for all languages.

Routes and globes are all on flat sites and should be suitable for all levels of mobility

For your safety

Most of the tour is conducted within the pedestrianised ‘golden triangle; of Birmingham City Centre. However, there will be some very busy urban roads. Please take care when crossing busy roads and always use the designated crossings where indicated. Please be aware of other road users and pedestrians, particularly by leaving space on pavements for people to cross safely.

Please remember to bring a bottle of water and refreshments or money for snacks at the designated cafes stops

Content Guidance

Tour suitable for all ages : Please note that the histories will touch on sensitive historical topics, however guides will ensure that the tour is appropriate for all participants.

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Journey of Discovery Tour – Birmingham – Black History Month

15/10/2022
1pm-4pm
Meeting Point: Birmingham Hippodrome
Hurst Street
Southside
B5 4TB
Free
Hosted By: The World Reimagined

Go on a Journey of Discovery through our shared history, present and future.

 

Each of the Globes speaks to one of the nine themes of the Journey of Discovery – ranging from Mother Africa through The Reality of Being Enslaved and Echoes in the Present – which give us the opportunity to reimagine our past, present and future.

 

Local guides have joined with The World Reimagined to share the story of the globes, the artists and the hidden local histories of the host cities.

 

This tour was created with the theme Still we Rise in mind. It’s a tribute to just a few of the Black and mixed heritage people to have lived in or passed through the London Boroughs of Camden and Westminster; who resisted slavery against the odds, who blazed a trail, inspired positive social change, innovated in sport, art and academia. It celebrates five powerful Black women who led the way in combatting racial injustice and inspiring and empowering other women.

 

On the tour we’ll hear stories about the woman who worked to uplift her community in the face of racist hostility by celebrating their culture through music and dance; an enslaved woman who rose up to break free from her oppressors and became a key abolitionist; a disabled veteran of the Royal Navy who busked to make a living for himself and his family; the free Black American woman who travelled to Britain to foster support for the abolition campaign to end slavery in the US; the 18th century man-about-town, musician and shopkeeper who became the first Black person to vote in a British general election and many more…

 

Timings

Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour to experience the first globe, check in with the guide and for a prompt start.

Clothing Guidance.

Estimated tour time is 2.5 hours with breaks. Due to the changeable weather we suggest layers and flat comfortable footwear. Please check weather conditions on the day of the walk.

If you have any access needs please advise the guide at the start of the tour.

Routes and globes are all on flat sites and should be suitable for all levels of mobility

Content Guidance

Tour suitable for all ages : Please note that the histories will touch on sensitive historical topics, however guides will ensure that the tour is appropriate for all participants.

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Journey of Discovery Tour – Camden

15/10/2022
2pm-4:30pm
Meeting Point: Saint Pancras Station
Euston Road London N1C 4QL
Free
Hosted By: The World Reimagined

Enjoy inspiring talks, photographic exhibitions, and digitally interactive activities that tell the rich story of Caribbean people in Leicester.

Experience Caribbean culture with music and food while connecting with local artists, performers and community organisations whose stories and lives are connected to the archive. Introduced by Leicester’s first African Caribbean Lord Mayor, Cllr George Cole.

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Carry Come Bring: Leicester Caribbean Archive

15/10/2022
1pm-5pm
African Caribbean Centre
Maidstone Road Leicester LE2 0UA
Free
Hosted By: The Stephen Lawrence Research Centre, De Montfort University

Join us for a free lunchtime tour of our exhibition Slavery & the Bank, led by our curators. Slavery & the Bank explores how the wealth created through transatlantic slavery shaped the development of Britain. Tours will focus on the Bank of England’s connections to transatlantic slavery and the slave trade. Tours take place at 12pm and last approximately 20 minutes. They are free, and no booking is necessary. Please arrive 10 minutes early to avoid queues as you enter the museum.

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Lunchtime Curator Tour of Slavery & the Bank

20/10/2022
12:00-12:20
Bank of England Museum
London EC2R 8AH
Free
Hosted By: Bank of England Museum

Date: 21st Oct 4pm FREE In-Person Event. Be part of this fascinating tour which unveils some of Liverpool’s hidden black history. Starting from China Town it’s an exploration into the past. This event is open to university students in LCR only. Book now via: iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com

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1919 Walking Tour

21/10/2022
4-5pm
Meeting point: Chinatown
Free
Hosted By: International Strategy Delivery Group (ISDG)

Spoken word Ros Martin with Music by Alphonse Daudet Touna featuring ‘playing games chanting rhymes to the rhythm of our lives’ plus other readings Q & A & book signing.

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‘BEFORE I AM RENDERED INVISIBLE’ Book Launch

22/10/2022
6:30pm
Waterstones
11a Union Galleries Broadmead Bristol BS1 3XD
Free
Hosted By: Olawalearts.org.uk

Go on a Journey of Discovery through our shared history, present and future.

 

Each of the Globes speaks to one of the nine themes of the Journey of Discovery – ranging from Mother Africa through The Reality of Being Enslaved and Echoes in the Present – which give us the opportunity to reimagine our past, present and future.

 

This tour is designed to be thought provoking and will take you through the streets and alleys of the City of London to explore and uncover some of the history about the British capital’s involvement in the Transatlantic Slave Trade, inviting you to consider the multiple legacies of slavery. On the way we’ll talk about the origins of the English and British Transatlantic Slave Trade and hear about: the reality of being enslaved; how resistance and uprisings catalysed the ending of slavery; the heroes and allies of the abolition campaign. We’ll also look at some of the institutions, past and present, which have foundations in slavery, and the legacies of slavery, including how profits and slave compensation money was ploughed into organisations and industries as varied as banks, hospitals, arts and culture, railways and the built environment amongst others and the toxic legacy of racism and inequality that Transatlantic Slavery left behind.

 

MEET YOUR GUIDE:

Dominic is a London Blue Badge Tour Guide, born and raised in London. He started creating tours about London’s involvement in the transatlantic enslavement of Africans in 2014 whilst working at the Museum of London Docklands where he developed and delivered public tours of the London, Sugar and Slavery gallery. He qualified as a professional guide in 2016 and enjoys showing the world of London to people from all over the world. In addition to tours about the Transatlantic Slave Trade, Dominic specialises in tours about Brixton and its Caribbean history, the Black presence in London and the London Docklands and Canary Wharf.

 

Meeting Point: St Paul’s Tube Station

 

Timings

Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour to experience the first globe, check in with the guide and for a prompt start.

 

Clothing Guidance

Estimated tour time is 2.5 hours with breaks. Due to the changeable weather we suggest layers and flat comfortable footwear. Please check weather conditions on the day of the walk.

If you have any access needs please advise the guide at the start of the tour.

Routes and globes are all on flat sites and should be suitable for all levels of mobility

 

Content Guidance

Tour suitable for all ages : Please note that the histories will touch on sensitive historical topics, however guides will ensure that the tour is appropriate for all participants.

 

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Journey of Discovery Tour – City of London – Black History Month

22/10/2022
1:30-3:30pm
Meeting Point: St Paul's Tube Station
Cheapside London EC2V 6AA
Free
Hosted By: The World Reimagined

The UK’s first youth reggae choir, for 8-19 year olds.

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Reggae Roots Choir

10/09/2022 - 22/10/2022
Every Saturday 10am-12pm
Music House
St Marks House, 1 St Mark's Ave, Woodhouse, Leeds, LS2 9BN
Free
Hosted By: Geraldine Connor Foundation

Go on a Journey of Discovery through our shared history, present and future.

 

Follow the Journey of Discovery through the footsteps of the Black communities that have settled in Liverpool. This tour unlocks the untold Black heritage in Liverpool and the city’s prominent links to The Transatlantic Trade of Enslaved Africans.

 

The tour will also showcase the phenomenal contributions of the unique artists who have used their talents to bring this history to full vivid life!

 

Each of the globes speaks to one of the nine themes of the Journey of Discovery – ranging from Mother Africa and The Reality of Being Enslaved, through to Expanding Soul and Reimagine the Future – providing us with the opportunity to understand our past, present and future.

 

About Your Guide:

Andrew Lynch a is local historian who provides guided tours on the subject of Liverpool’s links to the transatlantic slave trade, which saw Liverpool grow from a tiny agricultural and fishing village to become the second port of the British Empire after London. His interest in the subject dates back the 1990’s when he used to help his father to run such tours.Andrew is a member of Liverpool’s Black community, which has existed in Liverpool from the early 18th century, making it the oldest existing Black community in Europe. Andrew has worked in local government, in the education sector and the local voluntary sector for many years. He has recently retired from over a decade working to promoting patient engagement with the local NHS and as an Equality and Inclusion Lead for The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust. He now concentrates most of his efforts on promoting local history.

 

Meeting Point : THE RIALTO 88 UPPER PARLIAMENT STREET L8 7SY

Junction of Princes Avenue

The tour will end at the International Slavery Museum, Royal Albert Dock.

Clothing Guidance

Estimated tour time is 2 hours with breaks.

We suggest flat comfortable footwear and clothing suitable for the weather.

If you have any access needs please advise the guide at the start of the tour.

Routes and globes are all on flat sites and should be suitable for all levels of mobility

Content Guidance

Tour suitable for all ages : Please note that the histories will touch on sensitive historical topics, however guides will ensure that the tour is appropriate for all participants.

Timings

Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour to experience the first globe, check in with the guide and for a prompt start.

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Journey of Discovery Tour – Liverpool – Black History Month

22/10/2022
2pm-5:30pm
Meeting Point: The Rialto
88 Upper Parliament Street
Liverpool
L8 7SY
Free
Hosted By: The World Reimagined

African Holistic Dance Community Healing Circle

 

You are invited to join us for an evening of Reflection, Release and Celebration led by Sandra Golding.

 

Come connect and activate your ancestral healing energy to live music while performing ‘Sankofa’.

 

Saturday 22nd October 6pm-11pm (Drum call & Libation 7pm)

 

Dress code: White optional

 

Limited spaces, book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Tickets: £35 includes entry to market place, vegan meal and gift

 

Paypal and bank transfer payments accepted.

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The Gathering

22/10/2022
6pm-11pm
The Pavilion (Former Aston wellbeing centre)
Aston Park King Edward Grammar School Entrance Albert Road Birmingham B6 5NL
£35
Hosted By: Moving tu Balance

FREE In-Person event Join us to discover an essential history of enslaved people at the only museum of its kind in the world. This event is open to university students in LCR only.

 

Book now: iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com

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International Slavery Museum Visit

23/10/2022
2-3pm
International Slavery Museum,
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool L3 4AQ
Free
Hosted By: International Strategy Delivery Group (ISDG)

Go on a Journey of Discovery through our shared history, present and future.

 

Each of the Globes speaks to one of the nine themes of the Journey of Discovery – ranging from Mother Africa through The Reality of Being Enslaved and Echoes in the Present – which give us the opportunity to reimagine our past, present and future.

 

Local guides have joined with The World Reimagined to share the story of the globes, the artists and the hidden local histories of the host cities.

 

This tour was created with the theme Still we Rise in mind. It’s a tribute to just a few of the Black and mixed heritage people to have lived in or passed through the London Boroughs of Camden and Westminster; who resisted slavery against the odds, who blazed a trail, inspired positive social change, innovated in sport, art and academia. It celebrates five powerful Black women who led the way in combatting racial injustice and inspiring and empowering other women.

 

On the tour we’ll hear stories about the woman who worked to uplift her community in the face of racist hostility by celebrating their culture through music and dance; an enslaved woman who rose up to break free from her oppressors and became a key abolitionist; a disabled veteran of the Royal Navy who busked to make a living for himself and his family; the free Black American woman who travelled to Britain to foster support for the abolition campaign to end slavery in the US; the 18th century man-about-town, musician and shopkeeper who became the first Black person to vote in a British general election and many more…

 

Timings

Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour to experience the first globe, check in with the guide and for a prompt start.

Clothing Guidance.

Estimated tour time is 2.5 hours with breaks. Due to the changeable weather we suggest layers and flat comfortable footwear. Please check weather conditions on the day of the walk.

If you have any access needs please advise the guide at the start of the tour.

Routes and globes are all on flat sites and should be suitable for all levels of mobility

Content Guidance

Tour suitable for all ages : Please note that the histories will touch on sensitive historical topics, however guides will ensure that the tour is appropriate for all participants.

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Journey of Discovery Tour – Camden & Westminster – Black History Month

23/10/2022
1:30pm-3:30pm
Meeting Point: Russell Square Tube Station
Coram Street London WC1N 1HT
Free
Hosted By: The World Reimagined

An opportunity for people of all ages, races, faiths and genders to come together and celebrate the diversity in our local community while also supporting a local black owned business.

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SACHA Coffee Club

07/09/2022 - 26/10/2022
Every Wednesday 10am-11:30am
Heimat Coffee
6 Wesley Street Southport PR8 1BN
Free
Hosted By: Southport African Caribbean Heritage Association

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In Conversation with… Celeste Mohammed

26/10/2022
6:30-7:30pm
Leicester Central Library
Bishop Street, Leicester, LE1 6AA
Free
Hosted By: Leicester City Council: Neighbourhood Services

Join us for a free lunchtime tour of our exhibition Slavery & the Bank, led by our curators. Slavery & the Bank explores how the wealth created through transatlantic slavery shaped the development of Britain. Tours will focus on the Bank of England’s connections to transatlantic slavery and the slave trade. Tours take place at 12pm and last approximately 20 minutes. They are free, and no booking is necessary. Please arrive 10 minutes early to avoid queues as you enter the museum.

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Lunchtime Curator Tour of Slavery & the Bank

27/10/2022
12:00-12:20
Bank of England Museum
London EC2R 8AH
Free
Hosted By: Bank of England Museum

Go on a Journey of Discovery through our shared history, present and future.

 

Each of the Globes speaks to one of the nine themes of the Journey of Discovery – ranging from Mother Africa through The Reality of Being Enslaved and Echoes in the Present – which give us the opportunity to reimagine our past, present and future.

 

Local guides have joined with The World Reimagined to share the story of the globes, the artists and the hidden local histories of the host cities.

 

Meeting Point: Leicester Rail Station, London Road, LE2 0DB

Clothing Guidance

Estimated tour time is 2 hours with breaks. Due to the changeable weather we suggest layers and flat comfortable footwear. Please check weather conditions on the day of the walk.

If you have any access needs please advise the guide at the start of the tour.

Routes and globes are all on flat sites and should be suitable for all levels of mobility

Content Guidance

Tour suitable for all ages : Please note that the histories will touch on sensitive historical topics, however guides will ensure that the tour is appropriate for all participants.

Timings

Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour to experience the first globe, check in with the guide and for a prompt start.

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Journey of Discovery Tour – Leicester : Black History Month

29/10/2022
12pm-3:30pm
Leicester Railway Station
London Road Leicester LE2 0QB
Free
Hosted By: The World Reimagined

Take a peek inside one of Liverpool’s oldest heritage arts hubs. Originally a school, the building is now home to artists, makers and creators and is an essential part of the Liverpool City Region experience. This event is open to university students in LCR only. Book now via : iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com

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The Bluecoat Tour

30/10/2022
2-3pm
The Bluecoat,
School Lane Liverpool L1 3BX
Free
Hosted By: International Strategy Delivery Group (ISDG)
The World Reimagined Globe arts trail with history of Swanseas involvement in the Transatlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans and the history of Africa heritage people in the city.

 

This globe arts trail for The World Reimagined not only takes visitors around the 10 stunning art globes but it also highlights significant points of interest connected to the history of Swansea’s involvement in the transatlantic enslavement of African people and the campaigns to end it. Tying information in with the various globe locations and the individual globe themes, the trail seeks to share knowledge on lesser-known histories as well more contemporary histories of African heritage people in the city.

 

We are sure that visitors will be both intrigued and inspired by the art, history, genius and celebration of the contributions of African heritage people that will be shared.

 

The tours are currently available as group bookings only. Prices start at £200 including VAT for community groups and schools, and up to £600 for corporate groups. There is no minimum number of attendees but numbers are capped at 20.

 

Caribbean refreshments are available on request.

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Bespoke Swansea Walking Tour

01/09/2022 - 30/10/2022
To be agreed
Swansea
Variable - see below
Hosted By: Cleo Lake

Join us for a free lunchtime tour of our exhibition Slavery & the Bank, led by our curators. Slavery & the Bank explores how the wealth created through transatlantic slavery shaped the development of Britain. Tours will focus on the Bank of England’s connections to transatlantic slavery and the slave trade. Tours take place at 12pm and last approximately 20 minutes. They are free, and no booking is necessary. Please arrive 10 minutes early to avoid queues as you enter the museum.

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Lunchtime Curator Tour of Slavery & the Bank

31/10/2022
12:00-12:20
Bank of England Museum
London EC2R 8AH
Free
Hosted By: Bank of England Museum

We are back and BIGGER than ever! We are so excited to announce this AMAZING and UNIQUE opportunity across BRISTOL and LONDON. BOOK NOW – EARLY BIRD – LIMITED TIME ONLY A Journey from West Africa through the Wider African Diaspora • Five Intensive Workshops in Dance, Music, Folklore, and Storytelling leading up to SABAR FAMILY FESTIVAL (3rd-4th December 2022) • 25 hours of professional dance training: Sabar (traditional Senegalese), Djembe (Guinea), Afro-Brazilian, Samba Reggae, Afro-Fusion, Experimental AfriCaribbean Contemporary, and Afrobeats.

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SABAR FAMILY WORKSHOP SERIES & FESTIVAL 2022

24/09/2022 - 04/12/2022
Various Sat & Sunday Workshops
Various Venues in Bristol and/or London
Payment Required
Hosted By: SABAR FAMILY

An Arts Council Collection Touring Exhibition, explores themes such as migration, the changing nature and reimagining of cities and how we live in them. It includes artists such as Vanley Burke, Helen Cammock, Melanie Smith, and Suzanne Triester.

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Exhibition: The World We Live In, Art and the Urban Environment

17/09/2022 - 08/01/2023
10am-5pm Tues-Sun. Closed Mon, except Bank Hols
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
Alexandra Road Swansea SA1 5DZ
Free
Hosted By: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

This exhibition highlights the contribution of Indians and Pakistanis to twentieth century conflict through the family stories of Bristol residents of the World Wars and Partition.

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We Were Everywhere

01/10/2022 - 15/01/2023
10am-4pm daily
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
Queens Road Bristol BS8 1RL
Free
Hosted By: British Empire and Commonwealth Collection (BECC)
A collaboration between award-winning writer, Yomi Ṣode, and artist and photographer, Akytom, this display questions where we place empathy.
If we see a Black man lying in the road, what is being asked of us? What is our instinctive response? Ṣode’s words and Akytom’s images are a call for radical empathy.Radical empathy, a concept developed by Terri Givens, Professor of Political Science at McGill University, is more active than sympathy. It involves working to understand not just the experiences and views of others, but the origins of our own biases, in order to turn understanding into practical action for change to promote social and racial justice.

“For me, radical empathy challenges the behaviour of people. It asks the individual to look beyond themselves and care in ways that sit outside of their comfort zones. Whether that is the one person in a group of friends, or the colleague in workplace. Empathy shouldn’t be handed out in doses. A universal approach to empathy first, requires reframing.”  Yomi Ṣode

Manorism, a collection of Ṣode’s poetry, is published this autumn by Penguin and will be available from the Museum shop.

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Radical Empathy

13/09/2022 - 15/01/2023
10am-5pm Tues-Sat | 11am-5pm Sun
Foundling Museum
40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
£4.75-£9.50
Hosted By: Foundling Museum

Past Events

Taking place over two days in the heart of Brixton, we offer a diverse, quality shopping and cultural experience celebrating producers of the African & Caribbean community. If you’re looking for gifts, cards, unique prints, jewellery, male grooming kits, skincare, clothes or other original accessories come down! This market truly embodies the community’s spirit as well as supporting black businesses. Exploring the common threads between Brixton and Harlem, celebrating the vibrancy of African Caribbean Culture and Jamaican Independence. Please join us for an inspiring showcase of carefully selected black businesses.

 

This is an indoor, face-to-face event that supports emerging entrepreneurs & new black businesses of African & Caribbean descent with retail opportunities. We achieve this by curating and hosting exclusive events in a variety of iconic venues across London and beyond. Our next event takes place over two days in the heart of Brixton and offers a diverse, quality shopping and cultural experience celebrating producers of the African & Caribbean community.

 

Come and also celebrate Jamaican Independence with us! We will have Harlem-inspired and Jamaican food to try and special DJ sets to get you moving! This event is part of the Brixton x Harlem festival. The first-of-its-kind joining of two important Business Improvement Districts (BID) between radical communities with a long and rich history of being the epicentres for convergence of diversity, informed by a high percentage of its population being of African descent, representing various parts of the diaspora, living and working within the BID’s borders.

Black Culture Market (Brixton X Harlem Edition)

06/08/2022 - 07/08/2022
11am-5pm
Downstairs at The Department Store
248 Ferndale Road Brixton London SW9 8FR
Free
Hosted By: Black Culture Market

Ahead of the official unveiling of 10 globes telling the story of African heritage people in Britain, we invite friends and families to celebrate with us for an afternoon of cultural activities and food.

Come and take part in a Caribbean dance workshop.

Be entertained with African drumming and storytelling by the African Community Centre Cultural Group.

‘Reimagine The Future’ Family learning arts and crafts workshop with Yvonne.

Enjoy a free Caribbean meal.

All activities are free of charge and everyone is welcome.

Community Launch – Swansea

10/08/2022
12pm-4pm
The National Waterfront Museum
Oystermouth Road Maritime Quarter Swansea SA1 3RD
Free
Hosted By: The World Reimagined

Join us to celebrate the launch of The World Reimagined globe arts trail in Bristol!

Ahead of the official unveiling of 10 globes telling the story of African heritage people in Britain, we invite friends and families to celebrate with us for an afternoon of cultural activities and food.

Come and take part in an interactive arts workshop with artist Carol Sherman as she creates with community, a brand new afrocentric sculpture for display.

Learn the moves of a new memorial dance for Bristol honouring African ancestors.

Have fun with a percussion workshop.

Take a taster lesson in Ghanaian Twi language and Adinkra symbols.

Enjoy a free Caribbean meal.

All activities are free of charge and everyone is welcome.

Community Launch – Bristol

12/08/2022
12pm-3pm
St Pauls Learning Centre
94 Grosvenor Road
Saint Paul's
BS2 8XJ
United Kingdom
Free
Hosted By: The World Reimagined

Community Launch – Birmingham

12/08/2022
12pm-3pm
St Phillip's Cathedral
Cathedral Square Colmore Row Birmingham B3 2QB
Free
Hosted By: The World Reimagined

A talk by Mark Steeds charting the international movement towards the abolition of the British enslavement of Africans in 1807.

Bristol Radical History Group member Mark Steeds, author of Cry Freedom, Cry Seven Stars and co author of From Wulfstan to Colston, is giving a talk animated by archive poetry readings to tell the international story of the movement towards abolition during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

The lecture will begin with some history on African agency, starting with Nanny of the Maroons and followed by the 1736 Prince Klaas uprising in Antigua.

Mark will then introduce early British abolitionists, leading with Olaudah Equiano’s campaigning poem by Rob Mitchell, then a performance of Ann Yearsley’s poem on “the Inhumanity of the Slave Trade” from Beccy Golding, followed by William Cowper’s anti-slavery poem performed by Jonathan Evans.

We then journey back to the Caribbean to cover the Haitian revolution and follow with William Wordsworth’s memorial poem in praise of Toussaint L’Ouverture.

Slave Trade Abolition in 1807 is followed by Bussa and Nanny Grigg’s rising in Barbados (1816) and the agonizing wait for immediate Emancipation – a call led by abolitionist Elizabeth Heyrick in the 1820s.

Bristol’s Slavery election of 1830, Bristol Reform Riots of October 1831 followed closely by the Christmas Rebellion on Jamaica led by Sam Sharpe with Rob recalling Sam’s declaration “I would rather die on yonder gallows than live in slavery!” – concluding with the fight for full Emancipation throughout the British empire which finally came in 1838.

New research has revealed that Bristol abolitionists didn’t stop there, and continued their anti-slavery support by befriending African American abolitionists Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown and the Crafts, Ellen and William when they came to Britain in the 1840s and 1850s.

Many ordinary Bristol people contributed to Boston’s Anti-Slavery Bazaar, raising much needed funds for the abolition movement in the States – Beccy to read a poem that was attached to one of the bazaar’s artefacts supplied by a women from Bristol’s ‘lower orders’.

The Craft’s and Brown are featured in Mary Carpenter’s Poetical Extracts book, one of Bristol’s most treasured documents and of huge importance internationally. Mary of course finished her days at the Red Lodge after the US Civil War. The talk will finish with a poem in Mary’s book from William Wells Brown (read by Rob) and readings by Ros Martin (Ellen Craft and Sarah Parker Remond).

The talk will be followed at 3pm by a poetry workshop ‘Abolition Is Now’ Led by poet Saili Katebe.

Abolition . . . Then

13/08/2022
1pm
The Red Lodge Museum
Park Row
Bristol
BS1 5LJ
Free
Hosted By: Bristol Radical History Group

Community Launch – Leeds

13/08/2022
3:30pm-4:30pm
Outside The Henry Moore Institute
74 The Headrow Leeds LS1 3AH
Free
Hosted By: The World Reimagined

SACHA have a stall at a local community event, where we will be encouraging visitors to produce a small piece of art, showing their world reimagined. We will also be advertising the other works that SACHA carries out, including our ‘Coffee Club’.

High Park ‘Hodge Podge’ Festival

13/08/2022
11am-4pm
Russell Road Recreation Ground
Russell Road Stockport PR9 7RB
Free
Hosted By: SACHA- Southport African Caribbean Heritage Association

We’re taking over the streets with a family-friendly programme of outstanding outdoor arts, incredible performances, live music from around the world and jaw-dropping shows that you’ll be talking about for years to come.

Journeys Festival International

12/08/2022 - 14/08/2022
Friday 6.00pm-9.30pm | Saturday 12.00pm-9.45pm | Sunday 12.00pm-7.30pm
Leicester City Centre
13 venues across Leicester City Centre
Free
Hosted By: Art Reach

JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE THE WORLD REIMAGINED GLOBE SCULPTURES IN LIVERPOOL AND EXPLORE OUR SHARED HISTORY THROUGH THE JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY.

The walking trail will start at the Caribbean Centre  and will continue into the City Centre through to Mann Island where we can enjoy the Look Biennial exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery. As we walk the trail, you will learn more about The World Reimagined and the Journey of Discovery Globe Trails and our partner events happening across the Liverpool City Region and nationally until October 31st.

THE WALKING TOUR WILL FEATURE SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCES FROM THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY.

Comfortable footwear and weatherproof clothing advised.

All are welcome.

Community Launch – Liverpool City Region

14/08/2022
12:30pm
The Caribbean Centre
1 Amberley Street, L8 1YX
Free
Hosted By: The World Reimagined

Drop-in to make sculptures from wire, wool and fabric inspired by the ocean, in response to our exhibition Lungiswa Gqunta: Sleep in Witness.

Family drop-in: Wire Waves

16/08/2022
11am-4pm
Henry Moore Institute
The Headrow Leeds LS1 3AH
Free
Hosted By: Henry Moore Institute

Join us for Newham’s Community Launch of The World Reimagined’s Sculptural trail.

The Newham Globe sculpture trail, partnered with Hackney, will have a community launch event on Tuesday 16 August at Stratford Youth Zone.

Doors open at 6.30pm, the event will begin at 7pm and will feature a panel conversation curated by The World Reimagined.

We are delighted that poet Henry Stone will be giving a performance of his poem ‘Grime Odyssey’.

Refreshments will be provided.

Community Launch – Newham

16/08/2022
6:30pm-9pm
Stratford Youth Zone
Theatre Square London E15 1BX
Free
Hosted By: The World Reimagined

Join us on College Green for the launch of The World Reimagined – a free art trail of ten globe sculptures located around Bristol.

From 13 August until 31 October, The World Reimagined will transform Bristol’s streets with a free art trail of globes – each designed by an individual artist. The globes invite us to explore the many layers of our shared history, and how we can all make racial justice a reality.

The globes have been created by artists from Bristol and across the UK, bringing the city to life with diverse experiences and creative styles. They include Emma Blake Morsi, 3Dom, Godfried Donkor, Adam Grose, Bandele Iyapo, Felix FLX Braun, Oshii and Jasmine Thompson. A tenth Globe has been created by the Bristol-based artist Michele Curtis.

The globes bring people, families and communities together to talk about how we understand our history; how our past shapes our future; and how we can act for social change.

Launch event

  • 6pm – 6.30pm: An opportunity to see the unveiling of the Globe on College Green with speeches and live poetry. No need to book – just turn up!
  • 6.30pm – 7.40pm: A guided walk of some of the highlights in the sculpture trail. The walk will begin on College Green and finish at St Pauls Learning Centre next to Michele Curtis’ globe. Michele will then give an introduction into the globe she has created for the project. Limited numbers – please book via the link below.

Walk guidance

Although the route is not strenuous, please be aware that surfaces may be uneven and could be slippery when wet. We recommend that you dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable footwear. Please bring water with you. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Bristol Launch of The World Reimagined

16/08/2022
18.00-19.40
College Green
FREE – but booking required for the guided walk.
Hosted By: Bristol City Council & The World Reimagined

This event aims to introduce the project to young people & people whom work with young people in order to co-create the youth empowerment programme.

The Return Project introductory workshop

22/08/2022
6pm-8pm
The Granby Winter Garden
37-39 Cairns St Liverpool L8 2UW
Free
Hosted By: The Return Project CIC

An informal discussion on Black Archives. People are invited to come and share thoughts and ideas. It is also a networking event for Black Creatives but this event is an ‘open meeting’. Free refreshments will be provided.

 

I have started a pilot project to create a webpage with links to video films about Liverpool’s Black Experience. In a nutshell, I’d like to explore the possibility of creating a North West based Black Cultural Archive centre to promoting the culture of the African Diaspora.

LADFN CHILL N CHAT – BLACK ARCHIVES

23/08/2022
6.00pm - 8.00pm
Metal Liverpool
Edge Hill Station Tunnel Road Liverpool L7 6ND
Free
Hosted By: LADFN - Liverpool African Diasporic Film Network

Join us for a free lunchtime tour of our exhibition Slavery & the Bank, led by our curators. Slavery & the Bank explores how the wealth created through transatlantic slavery shaped the development of Britain. Tours will focus on the Bank of England’s connections to transatlantic slavery and the slave trade. Tours take place at 12pm and last approximately 20 minutes. They are free, and no booking is necessary. Please arrive 10 minutes early to avoid queues as you enter the museum.

Lunchtime Curator Tour of Slavery & the Bank

25/08/2022
12:00-12:20
Bank of England Museum
London EC2R 8AH
Free
Hosted By: Bank of England Museum

Explore and celebrate Black hair with writer Tina Shingler and artist Kedisha Coakley at this special workshop as part of national project The World Reimagined.

Family Workshop: Roots of Inspiration

25/08/2022
10am - 12pm and 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Henry Moore Institute
The Headrow Leeds LS1 3AH
Free
Hosted By: Henry Moore Institute

Go on a Journey of Discovery through our shared history, present and future.

 

Each of the Globes speaks to one of the nine themes of the Journey of Discovery – ranging from Mother Africa through The Reality of Being Enslaved and Echoes in the Present – which give us the opportunity to reimagine our past, present and future.

 

Local guides have joined with The World Reimagined to share the story of the globes, the artists and the hidden local histories of the host cities.

 

This tour has been developed by Cleo Lake and //Kabbo Ferdinand Qua Van Tura who deliver walking tours and other projects under the collective ‘Active Archives : Equitable Futures.’ This globe arts trail for The World Reimagined not only takes visitors around the 10 stunning globes but it also highlights significant points of interest connected to the history of Bristol’s involvement in the transatlantic enslavement of African people. Tying information in to the various globe locations and the individual globe themes, the trail seeks to share knowledge on lesser known histories as well more contemporary history of African heritage people in the city. We are sure that visitors will be both intrigued and inspired by the art, history, genius and celebration of the contributions of African heritage people that will be shared.

 

The trail tour exists in two parts. Part one Mother Africa to Abolition & Emancipation which with scheduled rest points is a 2 hour tour, then part 2 A Complex Triangle to Reimagine the future which is an estimated 1 hour 30 minutes. We encourage people to book the full tour and spend time in further discussions with the tour guides over lunch. A special lunch deal is available at TBC so too are light refreshments in the second half of the tour at Glens Cafe in St Pauls.

Timings

Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour to experience the first globe, check in with the guide and for a prompt start.

Estimated Length 4 hours with breaks and an hour for lunch.

Suitable clothing

Although the routes are not strenuous, please be aware that surfaces may be uneven and could be slippery when wet. We strongly recommend that you dress appropriately for the weather with warm/waterproof clothing and comfortable footwear.

If you have any access needs please advise the guide at the start of the tour.

Content Guidance

Tour suitable for all ages : Please note that the histories will touch on sensitive historical topics, however guides will ensure that the tour is appropriate for all participants.

Journey of Discovery Tour – Bristol

27/08/2022
11am
Meeting Point : ROYAL FORT GARDENS - Entrance
BRISTOL BS8 1UH
Free
Hosted By: The World Reimagined

Go on a Journey of Discovery through our shared history, present and future. Follow the Journey of Discovery through the footsteps of the Caribbean Windrush Generation that settled in Birmingham. This tour unlocks the untold Black heritage in Birmingham and the city’s prominent links to The Transatlantic Trade of Enslaved Africans.

 

The tour will also showcase the phenomenal contributions of the Black community towards the development of the UK’s second city.

 

Each of the globes speaks to one of the nine themes of the Journey of Discovery – ranging from Mother Africa and The Reality of Being Enslaved, through to Expanding Soul and Reimagine the Future – providing us with the opportunity to reimagine our past, present and future.

 

Timings

Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour to experience the first globe, check in with the guide and for a prompt start.

Estimated Length 2.5 hours (inclusive time to return to the city centre)

Suitable clothing

Although the routes are not strenuous, please be aware that surfaces may be uneven and could be slippery when wet. We strongly recommend that you dress appropriately for the weather with warm/waterproof clothing and comfortable footwear.

If you have any access needs please advise the guide at the start of the tour.

This tour is currently not suitable for people with physical disabilities. We can provide a bus tour for groups upon request. The tour can be accessed as a self-directed virtual tour on the The World Reimagined website platform .

We have headsets with translation facilities for all languages.

Routes and globes are all on flat sites and should be suitable for all levels of mobility

For your safety

Most of the tour is conducted within the pedestrianised ‘golden triangle; of Birmingham City Centre. However, there will be some very busy urban roads. Please take care when crossing busy roads and always use the designated crossings where indicated. Please be aware of other road users and pedestrians, particularly by leaving space on pavements for people to cross safely.

Please remember to bring a bottle of water and refreshments or money for snacks at the designated cafes stops

Content Guidance

Tour suitable for all ages : Please note that the histories will touch on sensitive historical topics, however guides will ensure that the tour is appropriate for all participants.

Journey of Discovery Tour – Birmingham

27/08/2022
1pm-3:30pm approx
Meeting Point : Birmingham Hippodrome
Hurst Street
Southside
B5 4TB
Free
Hosted By: The World Reimagined

Go on a Journey of Discovery through our shared history, present and future.

 

Follow the Journey of Discovery through the footsteps of the Black communities that have settled in Liverpool. This tour unlocks the untold Black heritage in Liverpool and the city’s prominent links to The Transatlantic Trade of Enslaved Africans.

 

The tour will also showcase the phenomenal contributions of the unique artists who have used their talents to bring this history to full vivid life!

 

Each of the globes speaks to one of the nine themes of the Journey of Discovery – ranging from Mother Africa and The Reality of Being Enslaved, through to Expanding Soul and Reimagine the Future – providing us with the opportunity to understand our past, present and future.

 

About Your Guide:

Andrew Lynch a is local historian who provides guided tours on the subject of Liverpool’s links to the transatlantic slave trade, which saw Liverpool grow from a tiny agricultural and fishing village to become the second port of the British Empire after London. His interest in the subject dates back the 1990’s when he used to help his father to run such tours.Andrew is a member of Liverpool’s Black community, which has existed in Liverpool from the early 18th century, making it the oldest existing Black community in Europe. Andrew has worked in local government, in the education sector and the local voluntary sector for many years. He has recently retired from over a decade working to promoting patient engagement with the local NHS and as an Equality and Inclusion Lead for The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust. He now concentrates most of his efforts on promoting local history.

 

Meeting Point : THE RIALTO 88 UPPER PARLIAMENT STREET L8 7SY

Junction of Princes Avenue

The tour will end at the International Slavery Museum, Royal Albert Dock.

Clothing Guidance

Estimated tour time is 2 hours with breaks.

We suggest flat comfortable footwear and clothing suitable for the weather.

If you have any access needs please advise the guide at the start of the tour.

Routes and globes are all on flat sites and should be suitable for all levels of mobility

Content Guidance

Tour suitable for all ages : Please note that the histories will touch on sensitive historical topics, however guides will ensure that the tour is appropriate for all participants.

Timings

Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour to experience the first globe, check in with the guide and for a prompt start.

Journey of Discovery Tour – Liverpool

27/08/2022
2pm
Meeting Point: The Rialto
88 Upper Parliament Street
Liverpool
L8 7SY
Free
Hosted By: The World Reimagined

Go on a Journey of Discovery through our shared history, present and future.

 

Each of the Globes speaks to one of the nine themes of the Journey of Discovery – ranging from Mother Africa through The Reality of Being Enslaved and Echoes in the Present – which give us the opportunity to reimagine our past, present and future.

 

Local guides have joined with The World Reimagined to share the story of the globes, the artists and the hidden local histories of the host cities.

 

This tour was created with the theme Still we Rise in mind. It’s a tribute to just a few of the Black and mixed heritage people to have lived in or passed through the London Boroughs of Camden and Westminster; who resisted slavery against the odds, who blazed a trail, inspired positive social change, innovated in sport, art and academia. It celebrates five powerful Black women who led the way in combatting racial injustice and inspiring and empowering other women.

 

On the tour we’ll hear stories about the woman who worked to uplift her community in the face of racist hostility by celebrating their culture through music and dance; an enslaved woman who rose up to break free from her oppressors and became a key abolitionist; a disabled veteran of the Royal Navy who busked to make a living for himself and his family; the free Black American woman who travelled to Britain to foster support for the abolition campaign to end slavery in the US; the 18th century man-about-town, musician and shopkeeper who became the first Black person to vote in a British general election and many more…

 

Timings

Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour to experience the first globe, check in with the guide and for a prompt start.

Clothing Guidance.

Estimated tour time is 2.5 hours with breaks. Due to the changeable weather we suggest layers and flat comfortable footwear. Please check weather conditions on the day of the walk.

If you have any access needs please advise the guide at the start of the tour.

Routes and globes are all on flat sites and should be suitable for all levels of mobility

Content Guidance

Tour suitable for all ages : Please note that the histories will touch on sensitive historical topics, however guides will ensure that the tour is appropriate for all participants.

Journey of Discovery Tour – Camden & Westminster

27/08/2022
3pm-5pm
Meeting Point: Russell Square Tube Station
Coram Street London WC1N 1HT
Free
Hosted By: The World Reimagined

Fun day to bring together the local community and raise money for a local charity.

Bedford Park Fun Day

28/08/2022
1pm-7pm
Bedford Park
Lyndhurst Rd, Southport PR8 4JT
Free entry
Hosted By: Southport against Racism and Hate

An Art Exhibition of six local artists whose work is profoundly shaped by an exploration of heritage and identity. Exploring issues pertaining to belonging, representation and change.

A Sense of Belonging

04/08/2022 - 31/08/2022
10am-6pm
Prior Shop
23 Philadelphia Street Quakers Friars Cabot Circus Bristol BS1 3BZ
Free
Hosted By: Prior Shop

Join us as we celebrate The World Reimagined and the journey of discovery theme of Mother Africa, with a night of poetry & spoken word from local artists across the Liverpool City Region. We will be raising funds on the night for The Liverpool Caribbean Centre, the oldest Caribbean Community Centre in the UK and The Return Project Group, a local group dedicated to educating young people on Africa’s deep history and heritage. Line up of poets to be announced!

Poetry Reading: Mother Africa

02/09/2022
6pm-8pm
Open Eye Gallery
19 Mann Island, Liverpool, L3 1BP
Free
Hosted By: The World Reimagined

An opportunity for people from all backgrounds to meet regularly and celebrate the diversity in our local area, while showcasing the varied and rich cultures from across Africa and the Caribbean. With a range of live music, poetry, talks, games, and a potluck representing a range of African and Caribbean cuisines, its an event for the whole family.

SACHA Monthly Social and Potluck

03/09/2022
3pm-6pm
Crossens Community Centre
The Old Library Rufford Rd Crossens Southport PR9 8HT
Free
Hosted By: SACHA- Southport African Caribbean Heritage Association

ROOTING FOR THE FUTURE: GROWING CULTURE, COMMUNITY AND CREATIVITY

 

Join us for a conversation with Andrea Ku, Gwen Riley Jones, Hellen Songa and Mariama Attah. These artists have a wealth of experience in growing culture, working with communities and creativity with nature. We’ll explore how their practices overlap and what we can learn from working collectively towards climate solutions.

ROOTING FOR THE FUTURE

04/09/2022
3pm-4:30pm
Open Eye Gallery
19 Mann Island, Liverpool L3 1BP
Free
Hosted By: Open Eye Gallery

Join us for a free lunchtime tour of our exhibition Slavery & the Bank, led by our curators. Slavery & the Bank explores how the wealth created through transatlantic slavery shaped the development of Britain. Tours will focus on the Bank of England’s connections to transatlantic slavery and the slave trade. Tours take place at 12pm and last approximately 20 minutes. They are free, and no booking is necessary. Please arrive 10 minutes early to avoid queues as you enter the museum.

Lunchtime Curator Tour of Slavery & the Bank

06/09/2022
12:00-12:20
Bank of England Museum
London EC2R 8AH
Free
Hosted By: Bank of England Museum

Go on a Journey of Discovery through our shared history, present and future.

 

Each of the Globes speaks to one of the nine themes of the Journey of Discovery – ranging from Mother Africa through The Reality of Being Enslaved and Echoes in the Present – which give us the opportunity to reimagine our past, present and future.

 

Local guides have joined with The World Reimagined to share the story of the globes, the artists and the hidden local histories of the host cities.

 

This tour has been developed by Cleo Lake and //Kabbo Ferdinand Qua Van Tura who deliver walking tours and other projects under the collective ‘Active Archives : Equitable Futures.’ This globe arts trail for The World Reimagined not only takes visitors around the 10 stunning globes but it also highlights significant points of interest connected to the history of Bristol’s involvement in the transatlantic enslavement of African people. Tying information in to the various globe locations and the individual globe themes, the trail seeks to share knowledge on lesser known histories as well more contemporary history of African heritage people in the city. We are sure that visitors will be both intrigued and inspired by the art, history, genius and celebration of the contributions of African heritage people that will be shared.

 

The trail tour exists in two parts. Part one Mother Africa to Abolition & Emancipation which with scheduled rest points is a 2 hour tour, then part 2 A Complex Triangle to Reimagine the future which is an estimated 1 hour 30 minutes. We encourage people to book the full tour and spend time in further discussions with the tour guides over lunch. A special lunch deal is available at TBC so too are light refreshments in the second half of the tour at Glens Cafe in St Pauls.

Timings

Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour to experience the first globe, check in with the guide and for a prompt start.

Estimated Length 4 hours with breaks and an hour for lunch.

Suitable clothing

Although the routes are not strenuous, please be aware that surfaces may be uneven and could be slippery when wet. We strongly recommend that you dress appropriately for the weather with warm/waterproof clothing and comfortable footwear.

If you have any access needs please advise the guide at the start of the tour.

Content Guidance

Tour suitable for all ages : Please note that the histories will touch on sensitive historical topics, however guides will ensure that the tour is appropriate for all participants.

Journey of Discovery Tour – Bristol

08/09/2022
11am
Meeting Point : ROYAL FORT GARDENS - Entrance
BRISTOL BS8 1UH
Free
Hosted By: The World Reimagined

Go on a Journey of Discovery through our shared history, present and future.

 

Each of the Globes speaks to one of the nine themes of the Journey of Discovery – ranging from Mother Africa through The Reality of Being Enslaved and Echoes in the Present – which give us the opportunity to reimagine our past, present and future.

 

Heritage Corner, will guide you from globe to globe, exploring the themes of The World Reimagined through the artistic depictions of The Journey of Discovery. Together you will uncover how The Transatlantic Trade of Enslaved Africans shaped history and unearth legacies hidden today in plain sight You will discover how the streets and buildings of Leeds that tell a shared history of social and economic development and learn about the lives of famous entertainers, abolitionists and sporting professional, alongside Windrush narratives and those of medieval Leeds. Ultimately you’ll learn how the once small market town became a thriving city. You may not see Leeds in the same way again and you may even see yourself differently too.

 

MEET YOUR GUIDE:

Joe Williams is well known in Leeds for being the founder of the Leeds Black History Walk and Heritage Corner. He combines his love of history with his drama training to bring history to life. Inspired by early West Indian social activists in Chapeltown, Joe has co-created arts projects and gone on to receive a Points of Light Award from the Prime Ministers office at 10 Downing Street. In 2021 Joe’s Heritage Corner delivered the first Black history walk of Harewood House and this year Joe was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from Leeds Trinity University. Combining local history with his African and West Indian heritage, keeps Joe busy in a variety of projects in Yorkshire.

 

Meeting Point : The Merrion Centre, (Outside Morrisons) Merrion Way, Leeds LS2 8NG

Timings

Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour to experience the first globe, check in with the guide and for a prompt start.

Clothing Guidance.

Estimated tour time is 2 hours. Due to the changeable weather we suggest layers and flat comfortable footwear. Please check weather conditions on the day of the walk.

If you have any access needs please advise the guide at the start of the tour.

Routes and globes are all on flat sites and should be suitable for all levels of mobility

Content Guidance

Tour suitable for all ages: Please note that the histories will touch on sensitive historical topics, however guides will ensure that the tour is appropriate for all participants.

Journey of Discovery Tour – Leeds

10/09/2022
2pm-4pm
The Merrion Centre
Merrion Street Leeds LS2 8NG
Free
Hosted By: The World Reimagined

The walking and dialogue project is run by Ahmad with the support of Aicha. The TWR event will explore the themes of ‘Echoes in the Present’ and ‘Reimagining the Future’. Participants will engage in dialogue around systemic inequalities and injustice and migrant perspectives. The dialogue will allow participants to share their ideas, visions and hopes for the future.

Walking and Dialogue – Exploring migrant perspectives

10/09/2022
11am to 1pm
Millennium Square
Leeds LS2 3AD
Free
Hosted By: Abu Hmaid

This exhibition offers a multi-faceted look at the former British Empire, the Commonwealth, and its impacts on people today, through a unique selection of still and moving images selected by members of the community.

Empire through the Lens

09/07/2022 - 11/09/2022
11am-5pm daily
Midlands Arts Centre
Cannon Hill Park Birmingham B12 9QH
Free
Hosted By: British Empire and Commonwealth Collection (BECC)

Join us for this amazing tour and find out more about the first university building in Liverpool with everything from art pieces to historical artefacts, it’s a journey not to be missed. This event is open to students studying in LCR only. Book now via:iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com

 

Victoria Gallery and Museum Tour

12/09/2022
11am
Victoria Gallery and Museum
Ashton Street Liverpool L69 3DR
Free
Hosted By: International Strategy Delivery Group (ISDG)

This travelling exhibition aims to shed light on previously unheard voices and perspectives of the British Empire.

Quiet Voices of Empire Travelling Exhibition

13/07/2022 - 13/09/2022
10am-4pm daily
Create Centre (exhibition space)
Bristol, BS1 6XN
Free
Hosted By: British Empire and Commonwealth Collection (BECC)

This event is open to university students in LCR. Discover hidden treasures from ancient Egypt and beyond, meet the resident mummy and more! Book now via: iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com

Garstang Museum Tour

14/09/2022
2pm
Garstang Museum
14 Abercromby Square, Liverpool L69 7WZ
Free
Hosted By: International Strategy Delivery Group (ISDG)

BCA Pathways: Seeing Ourselves, Hearing our Voices is an arts and heritage early careers conference for those from Black and global majority backgrounds. It seeks to redress the underrepresentation of them in the sector by sharing pathways into the sector and connecting them with jobs, training and volunteering opportunities.

CA Pathways: Seeing Ourselves, Hearing our Voices

15/09/2022
10am-4pm
Museum of London
150 London Wall EC2Y 5HN London
Free
Hosted By: Black Cultural Archives

Celebrating the launch of The World Reimagined UK-wide art trails across London Free Food – Free Drinks – Music – Art – Activities – Live Performances 3pm-5pm: Communal Graffiti Wall, Arts & Crafts, Jewellery Making 4.30pm-7pm: Skate Gals x Black Flyzine: Skating for Beginners, Somatic Practice Workshop 8pm till late: Summer Social, Canal side mixer Contact: corazon.baguma@theworldreimagined.org

Reimagined Fest

15/09/2022
3pm-9pm
Hackney Bridge, Units 1-28
Echo Building E Bay Ln, London, E15 2SJ
Free
Hosted By: The World Reimagined

Liverpool’s newest adventure, The World Reimagined globe trail tells the tale of aspects of our hidden history and brings to life stories which we will explore together. This event is open to university students in LCR. Book now via: iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com

The World Reimagined Walking Tour

15/09/2022
4pm-5:30pm
Liverpool City Centre
This event takes place throughout Liverpool City Centre. Contact the booking email for details.
Free
Hosted By: International Strategy Delivery Group (ISDG)

Go on a Journey of Discovery through our shared history, present and future.

 

Follow the Journey of Discovery through the footsteps of the Black communities that have settled in Liverpool. This tour unlocks the untold Black heritage in Liverpool and the city’s prominent links to The Transatlantic Trade of Enslaved Africans.

 

The tour will also showcase the phenomenal contributions of the unique artists who have used their talents to bring this history to full vivid life!

 

Each of the globes speaks to one of the nine themes of the Journey of Discovery – ranging from Mother Africa and The Reality of Being Enslaved, through to Expanding Soul and Reimagine the Future – providing us with the opportunity to understand our past, present and future.

 

About Your Guide:

Andrew Lynch a is local historian who provides guided tours on the subject of Liverpool’s links to the transatlantic slave trade, which saw Liverpool grow from a tiny agricultural and fishing village to become the second port of the British Empire after London. His interest in the subject dates back the 1990’s when he used to help his father to run such tours.Andrew is a member of Liverpool’s Black community, which has existed in Liverpool from the early 18th century, making it the oldest existing Black community in Europe. Andrew has worked in local government, in the education sector and the local voluntary sector for many years. He has recently retired from over a decade working to promoting patient engagement with the local NHS and as an Equality and Inclusion Lead for The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust. He now concentrates most of his efforts on promoting local history.

 

Meeting Point : THE RIALTO 88 UPPER PARLIAMENT STREET L8 7SY

Junction of Princes Avenue

The tour will end at the International Slavery Museum, Royal Albert Dock.

Clothing Guidance

Estimated tour time is 2 hours with breaks.

We suggest flat comfortable footwear and clothing suitable for the weather.

If you have any access needs please advise the guide at the start of the tour.

Routes and globes are all on flat sites and should be suitable for all levels of mobility

Content Guidance

Tour suitable for all ages : Please note that the histories will touch on sensitive historical topics, however guides will ensure that the tour is appropriate for all participants.

Timings

Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour to experience the first globe, check in with the guide and for a prompt start.

Journey of Discovery Tour – Liverpool

17/09/2022
2pm
Meeting Point: The Rialto
88 Upper Parliament Street
Liverpool
L8 7SY
Free
Hosted By: The World Reimagined

Go on a Journey of Discovery through our shared history, present and future. Follow the Journey of Discovery through the footsteps of the Caribbean Windrush Generation that settled in Birmingham. This tour unlocks the untold Black heritage in Birmingham and the city’s prominent links to The Transatlantic Trade of Enslaved Africans.

 

The tour will also showcase the phenomenal contributions of the Black community towards the development of the UK’s second city.

 

Each of the globes speaks to one of the nine themes of the Journey of Discovery – ranging from Mother Africa and The Reality of Being Enslaved, through to Expanding Soul and Reimagine the Future – providing us with the opportunity to reimagine our past, present and future.

 

Timings

Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour to experience the first globe, check in with the guide and for a prompt start.

Estimated Length 2.5 hours (inclusive time to return to the city centre)

Suitable clothing

Although the routes are not strenuous, please be aware that surfaces may be uneven and could be slippery when wet. We strongly recommend that you dress appropriately for the weather with warm/waterproof clothing and comfortable footwear.

If you have any access needs please advise the guide at the start of the tour.

This tour is currently not suitable for people with physical disabilities. We can provide a bus tour for groups upon request. The tour can be accessed as a self-directed virtual tour on the The World Reimagined website platform .

We have headsets with translation facilities for all languages.

Routes and globes are all on flat sites and should be suitable for all levels of mobility

For your safety

Most of the tour is conducted within the pedestrianised ‘golden triangle; of Birmingham City Centre. However, there will be some very busy urban roads. Please take care when crossing busy roads and always use the designated crossings where indicated. Please be aware of other road users and pedestrians, particularly by leaving space on pavements for people to cross safely.

Please remember to bring a bottle of water and refreshments or money for snacks at the designated cafes stops

Content Guidance

Tour suitable for all ages : Please note that the histories will touch on sensitive historical topics, however guides will ensure that the tour is appropriate for all participants.

Journey of Discovery Tour – Birmingham

17/09/2022
1pm-3:30pm
Meeting Point: Birmingham Hippodrome
Hurst Street
Southside
B5 4TB
Free
Hosted By: The World Reimagined

Go on a Journey of Discovery through our shared history, present and future.

 

Each of the Globes speaks to one of the nine themes of the Journey of Discovery – ranging from Mother Africa through The Reality of Being Enslaved and Echoes in the Present – which give us the opportunity to reimagine our past, present and future.

 

Local guides have joined with The World Reimagined to share the story of the globes, the artists and the hidden local histories of the host cities.

 

This tour was created with the theme Still we Rise in mind. It’s a tribute to just a few of the Black and mixed heritage people to have lived in or passed through the London Boroughs of Camden and Westminster; who resisted slavery against the odds, who blazed a trail, inspired positive social change, innovated in sport, art and academia. It celebrates five powerful Black women who led the way in combatting racial injustice and inspiring and empowering other women.

 

On the tour we’ll hear stories about the woman who worked to uplift her community in the face of racist hostility by celebrating their culture through music and dance; an enslaved woman who rose up to break free from her oppressors and became a key abolitionist; a disabled veteran of the Royal Navy who busked to make a living for himself and his family; the free Black American woman who travelled to Britain to foster support for the abolition campaign to end slavery in the US; the 18th century man-about-town, musician and shopkeeper who became the first Black person to vote in a British general election and many more…

 

Timings

Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour to experience the first globe, check in with the guide and for a prompt start.

Clothing Guidance.

Estimated tour time is 2.5 hours with breaks. Due to the changeable weather we suggest layers and flat comfortable footwear. Please check weather conditions on the day of the walk.

If you have any access needs please advise the guide at the start of the tour.

Routes and globes are all on flat sites and should be suitable for all levels of mobility

Content Guidance

Tour suitable for all ages : Please note that the histories will touch on sensitive historical topics, however guides will ensure that the tour is appropriate for all participants.

Journey of Discovery Tour – Camden & Westminster

17/09/2022
3pm-5pm
Meeting Point: Russell Square Tube Station
Coram Street London WC1N 1HT
Free
Hosted By: The World Reimagined

Go on a Journey of Discovery through our shared history, present and future.

 

Each of the Globes speaks to one of the nine themes of the Journey of Discovery – ranging from Mother Africa through The Reality of Being Enslaved and Echoes in the Present – which give us the opportunity to reimagine our past, present and future.

 

This tour is designed to be thought provoking and will take you through the streets and alleys of the City of London to explore and uncover some of the history about the British capital’s involvement in the Transatlantic Slave Trade, inviting you to consider the multiple legacies of slavery. On the way we’ll talk about the origins of the English and British Transatlantic Slave Trade and hear about: the reality of being enslaved; how resistance and uprisings catalysed the ending of slavery; the heroes and allies of the abolition campaign. We’ll also look at some of the institutions, past and present, which have foundations in slavery, and the legacies of slavery, including how profits and slave compensation money was ploughed into organisations and industries as varied as banks, hospitals, arts and culture, railways and the built environment amongst others and the toxic legacy of racism and inequality that Transatlantic Slavery left behind.

 

MEET YOUR GUIDE:

Dominic is a London Blue Badge Tour Guide, born and raised in London. He started creating tours about London’s involvement in the transatlantic enslavement of Africans in 2014 whilst working at the Museum of London Docklands where he developed and delivered public tours of the London, Sugar and Slavery gallery. He qualified as a professional guide in 2016 and enjoys showing the world of London to people from all over the world. In addition to tours about the Transatlantic Slave Trade, Dominic specialises in tours about Brixton and its Caribbean history, the Black presence in London and the London Docklands and Canary Wharf.

 

Meeting Point: St Paul’s Tube Station

 

Timings

Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour to experience the first globe, check in with the guide and for a prompt start.

 

Clothing Guidance

Estimated tour time is 2.5 hours with breaks. Due to the changeable weather we suggest layers and flat comfortable footwear. Please check weather conditions on the day of the walk.

If you have any access needs please advise the guide at the start of the tour.

Routes and globes are all on flat sites and should be suitable for all levels of mobility

 

Content Guidance

Tour suitable for all ages : Please note that the histories will touch on sensitive historical topics, however guides will ensure that the tour is appropriate for all participants.

 

Journey of Discovery Tour – City of London

18/09/2022
1:30-3:30pm
Meeting Point: St Paul's Tube Station
Cheapside London EC2V 6AA
Free
Hosted By: The World Reimagined

Based in Swansea, Owen Griffiths is a social practice artist who works with communities and sites to respond to architecture, people, and place. Thinking Green has been conceived by the artist as part exhibition, part research space. It uses the Gallery’s Collection and gardening tools and objects from the National Museum of Wales, as well as new commissions to invite our communities and visitors to re-imagine the gallery’s outdoor space. We want people to participate in the process of creating a future space for wellbeing, biodiversity, creative learning, and sanctuary. The main themes of the exhibition are drawn from both Collections and include gardening, botany, community, sustainability, civic planning, decolonisation of gardens, post-industrial landscapes, and play.

Exhibition: Owen Griffiths Thinking Green: A Land Dialogues project

08/04/2022 - 18/09/2022
10am-4:30pm
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
Alexandra Road Swansea SA1 5DZ
Free
Hosted By: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

We are so excited to announce we will be holding our very first Women’s Wellness Day in collaboration with The World Reimagined & Me Again Health and Wellness Community Centre. This is a time for you to relax while being transported out of your everyday life & dropped into a blissful safe space with likeminded women. A sacred place for you to nourish your mind, body & spirit as a group taking part in industry expert sessions, which we have carefully chosen for you to feel free from everyday life hassles, commitments & ‘normal’ existence. The group sessions include a Self-Love Workshop, Crystal Healing, Yoga, Reiki, Sound Healing & ending the day with a group Meditation. To ensure you are at your optimum level and you’re overall wellbeing is enhanced, we have created a beautiful & nutritious lunch menu provided by Host Oxton (gluten free & vegan). Unlimited refreshing juices & herbal teas will also be available throughout the day. You can expect to leave our Women’s Wellness Day feeling nourished, seen, heard & pampered! Event Information: Date: Sunday 18th September Time: 10:30am – 4pm Where: Me Again Health and Wellness Community Centre, Brimstage Courtyard, Wirral, CH63 1JA What to wear: Something comfortable What to bring: Just yourself Our Women’s Wellness Day is in collaboration with two charities close to our hearts: The World Reimagined & Me Again. The World Reimagined is a ground-breaking, national art education project to transform how we understand the Transatlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans and its impact on us all. Me Again is a community interest company who support women who have been diagnosed with cancer with a wellbeing focus. What the Women’s Wellness Day includes: ☾ Self Love Workshop – My Social Sister ☾ Meditation – My Social Sister ☾ Crystal Healing – Mulberry’s Magic* ☾ Reiki – Shazney Spence* ☾ Sound Bath Healing * ☾ Yoga – Faith & Embrace* ☾ Vegan, Gluten Free lunch & refreshments provided by Host Oxton ☾ Women’s Wellness Day Goodie Bag *Please note the 2x sessions held by My Social Sister are inclusive for all. There will be a choice of 2 industry expert group sessions per attendee these are marked with an (*) above. Limited availability – early booking is recommended.

Women’s Wellness Day

18/09/2022
10:30am-4pm
Unit 2 Brimstage Courtyard
Brimstage Road Birkenhead Wirral Merseyside CH63 6JA
Payment required
Hosted By: My Social Sister

Our monthly meeting takes place at the Settlement on Barton Hill. Our September and October meetings will involve working with the local Somali community in sharing our life stories.

 

Barton Hill Memory Cafe

20/09/2022
10:30am-12:30pm
The Settlement
Ducie Road on Barton Hill Bristol
Free
Hosted By: Barton Hill History Group

Join us for this amazing tour and find out more about the first university building in Liverpool with everything from art pieces to historical artefacts, it’s a journey not to be missed. This event is open to students studying in LCR only. Book now via:iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com

 

Victoria Gallery and Museum Tour

22/09/2022
2pm
Victoria Gallery and Museum
Ashton Street Liverpool L69 3DR
Free
Hosted By: International Strategy Delivery Group (ISDG)

Join us for a free lunchtime tour of our exhibition Slavery & the Bank, led by our curators. Slavery & the Bank explores how the wealth created through transatlantic slavery shaped the development of Britain. Tours will focus on the Bank of England’s connections to transatlantic slavery and the slave trade. Tours take place at 12pm and last approximately 20 minutes. They are free, and no booking is necessary. Please arrive 10 minutes early to avoid queues as you enter the museum.

Lunchtime Curator Tour of Slavery & the Bank

23/09/2022
12:00-12:20
Bank of England Museum
London EC2R 8AH
Free
Hosted By: Bank of England Museum

In conversation with Foday Dumbuya (Labrum London), Thomas J Price, Christine Checinska (V&A Museum) and Ashley Shaw Scott Adjaye (The World Reimagined)

Civic art offer moments of delight and respite in public spaces, and they can also hold power to be an educational tool. The World Reimagined is a series of specially designed public artworks as part of a UK-wide art and education initiative aimed to transform how we understand the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its impact. Join Ashley Shaw Scott Adjaye, artistic director of The World Reimagined; Foday Dumbuya, fashion designer and artist of one of the 103 globes; and artist Thomas J Price, who was commissioned to create a permanent public sculpture to honour the Windrush Generation. Chaired by Christine Checinska.

Art and Equity in Public Space

23/09/2022
4:40-5:30pm
Victoria & Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre
London
SW7 2RL
Free (Booking required)
Hosted By: London Design Festival

A day visit to Big Meadow Community Supported Agriculture project followed by a wonderful shared meal, creative writing and Movement Mindfulness workshops at the Swansea Wellbeing Centre.

FREE including transport.

HEAL (Help Eat Learn)

24/09/2022
9am-5pm
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
Walter Road Burman Street Swansea SA1 5PQ
Free
Hosted By: The Sunshine Kitchen

Chapeltown Word Junction 2022 is a one-day take-over of Leeds Art Gallery. It is a literary event, inviting audiences to engage with contributions from established and emerging Leeds based writers, primarily descendants of previously colonised countries.

The event will elicit emotional, spiritual, creative and historical responses to the exhibition ‘Shifting Perspectives’, which explores colonial legacies within the Leeds Art Collection.

There will be catharsis, there may be pain but these processes are necessary to resist neo-colonialist tropes that continue to be part of our everyday lives, liberate thinking and transform minds.

The event is an important artistic step in the process of decolonising this public institution and ensuring that the creative output of all the citizens of Leeds is included and welcomed into our city’s art gallery.

Artists, writers, and authors include, Joe Williams (Heritage Walks), Asher Jael (World Re-imagined), Emily Zobel Marshall (Leeds Beckett Univesity), Corinne Bailey Rae , SAA-UK and Sable Radio. More on the day.

The image in the banner is a painting by George W Joy ‘General Gordon’s Last Stand’

Chapeltown Word Junction at Leeds Art Gallery

24/09/2022
1-7pm
Leeds Art Gallery
The Headrow Leeds LS1 3AA
Free
Hosted By: Chapeltown Word Junction

Abolition Is NOW! is a unique exhibition and catalogue / anthology of artists of Afrikan descent supported by The World Reimagined Inspire programme featuring artists and writers : Aaron Ayiih / Abbi Bayliss / Bandele Iyapo / BS51 / Carol Sherman / Cleo Alberta Lake / Jasmine Thompson / Joshua Donkor / //Kabbo Ferdinand Qua Van Tura/ Latisha Cesar / Lulu Agbami / Oshii / Parys Gardener / Rob Mitchell / Saili Katebe / Serah Chule

Abolition Is NOW! Art & Poetry Exhibition by Artists of Afrikan Descent

17/09/2022 - 25/09/2022
10am-4pm daily
Bristol 1904 Arts @ The Red Lodge Museum
Park Row Bristol BS1 5LJ
Free
Hosted By: The World Reimagined

Explore The World Reimagined Globes and join us on a Journey of Discovery through Swansea’s past, present and future.

 

About this event

 

Go on a Journey of Discovery through our shared history, present and future.

 

Each of the Globes speaks to one of the nine themes of the Journey of Discovery – ranging from Mother Africa through The Reality of Being Enslaved and Echoes in the Present – which give us the opportunity to reimagine our past, present and future.

 

Local guides have joined with The World Reimagined to share the story of the globes, the artists and the hidden local histories of the host cities.

 

Meeting Point : Swansea Castle, 8 Castle St, Swansea SA1 1DW

 

This tour has been developed by Cleo Lake of ‘Active Archives : Equitable Futures,’ with support from Kim Collis of West Glamorgan Archives and Gwilym Games of Swansea Libraries Local Studies section.Further information was also found via Swansea Council’s Black Lives Matter audit document and the National Welsh Government report : The Slave Trade and the British Empire. An Audit of Commemoration in Wales. This globe arts trail for The World Reimagined not only takes visitors around the 10 stunning art globes but it also highlights significant points of interest connected to the history of Swansea’s involvement in the transatlantic enslavement of African people. Tying information in to the various globe locations and the individual globe themes, the trail seeks to share knowledge on lesser known histories as well more contemporary histories of African heritage people in the city. We are sure that visitors will be both intrigued and inspired by the art, history, genius and celebration of the contributions of African heritage people that will be shared.

 

Timings

Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour .

Estimated Length 1.5 hours .

 

Suitable clothing

Although the routes are not strenuous, please be aware that surfaces may be uneven and could be slippery when wet. We strongly recommend that you dress appropriately for the weather with warm/waterproof clothing and comfortable footwear.

If you have any access needs please advise the guide at the start of the tour.

 

Content Guidance

Tour suitable for all ages : Please note that the histories will touch on sensitive historical topics, however guides will ensure that the tour is appropriate for all participants.

Journey of Discovery Tour – Swansea

25/09/2022
11am
Meeting Point : Swansea Castle
8 Castle Street Swansea SA1 1DW
Free
Hosted By: The World Reimagined

A Celebration of Black arts, creative writing, dance/drum, performance, film and Black business.

 

We invite you to partake in free recreational activities and experience the power of melanin excellence. There will be an ensemble of creative activities celebrating the art and culture of the African diaspora.

 

12:00-14:00

Creative writing workshops with The Goddess Projects. Suitable for beginners.

 

14:00-16:00

African drum and dance workshop with Riddim n Roots.

 

16:00-18:00

Liverpool Hip Hop Festival continue performances.

 

18:00-20:30

Liverpool African Diaspora Film Network film screening followed by a Q&A discussion. Free refreshments will be provided by Desserts by Dre and Yamm Tree.

 

Black businesses will have products available for purchase throughout the day.

 

KULTURE DAY

25/09/2022
12-8:30pm
Palm House, Sefton Park
Liverpool L17 1AP
Free
Hosted By: BlaST and The World Reimagined

Take a peek inside one of Liverpool’s oldest heritage arts hubs. Originally a school, the building is now home to artists, makers and creators and is an essential part of the Liverpool City Region experience. This event is open to university students in LCR only. Book now via : iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com

The Bluecoat Tour

25/09/2022
2-3pm
The Bluecoat,
School Lane Liverpool L1 3BX
Free
Hosted By: International Strategy Delivery Group (ISDG)

The World Reimagined is a company limited by guarantee (#1250114) and a registered charity (#115223). 

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