The World Reimagined

Events

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.

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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.

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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

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

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Family drop-in: Wire Waves

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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

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.

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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

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.

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Walking and Dialogue – Exploring migrant perspectives

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

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

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

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

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

An exciting series of events and activities taking place across Liverpool City Region to welcome predominantly international students at all years of study. Journey and explore with us, make friends and find out more about our vibrant region from Southport to Sefton Park.

 

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International Student Welcome

12/09/2022 - 06/11/2022
Various dates and times
Various venues across Liverpool City region and online
See website
Free
Hosted By: International Strategy Delivery Group (ISDG)

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

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

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 – 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

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

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

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