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Exploring England’s history from the perspective of People of Colour, the Another England project is running workshops to bring people together to share their histories on the Another England map. These events include performances and presentations from Black and Asian artists and historians, followed by a workshop mapping your histories.

You are warmly invited to take part in the workshops shown below.

Upcoming Events

Join us for a series of cultural events and mapping workshops at Friction Arts. Details coming soon.

Join us for a series of cultural events and mapping workshops at the Trinity Centre. Details coming soon.

Join us for a series of cultural events and mapping workshops at the Manchester Race Relations Centre. Details coming soon.

Information coming soon




Past Events

FREE DROP-IN:

Join us Saturday 27 January at the Leeds City Museum for Another England workshop: mapping 100 years of our Black and Asian heritage. The day’s events are a celebration of the region’s rich Black and Asian heritage.

11am - 4pm:

Drop in Mapping for Everyone

You are invited to bring your photos, stories and memories of the spaces and places that have had an impact on your life. Help build a map of Yorkshire’s Black and Asian Heritage.

11am - 1pm:

I was a stranger - Young People’s Workshop

Heritage Workshop with Khadijah Ibrahiim, poet and artistic director of Leeds Young Authors project. I was a stranger, tells the story of Ethiopian Prince Alamayu who lived in Leeds. The provocation workshop will explore the princes royal lineage, and the social historical link to the Windrush Generation to present day. In the session we will explore how classic photos, writings and poetic verses can inform and inspire our own heritage narrative of identity and belonging. This workshop is for young people over 10.

12.15 - 1pm and 3.15 - 4pm:

An African History Walk of Leeds Museum - with Heritage Corner’s Joe Williams

A walking tour of Leeds Museum and its artefacts in relation to African history led by Joe Williams. The tour through the museum will cover ancient history and trace in uences up till present day by referring to the museum displays.

1.15 - 1.45pm:

Black Men Walking + White Open Spaces

“We walk. Though we are written into the landscape you don’t see us. We walked England before the English.”
Come along to this workshop for not just a sneak preview of this ground-breaking show, but an exclusive performance by the writer – West Yorkshire-based rapper, beatboxer and theatre-maker, Testament (aka Andy Brooks).

2pm - 3pm:

Tribe Talks: The Black Princes

We will explore and discover the forgotten story of two black princes who called Yorkshire their home in late 19th century Victorian England: Maharaja Duleep Singh, the last Emperor of the Sikh Empire in India, who resided at Mulgrave Castle near York; and Prince Alemayehu of Ethiopia, of the House of Solomo, who lived at a house in Leeds.

Another England is a national project commissioned by Historic England and being delivered by a team led by Pidgin Perfect. It celebrates 100 years of our Black and Asian heritage and seeks to explore the ways in which it has been integral to England’s identity and aims to highlight the nation’s historic environment from the perspective of People of Colour.

Join us at London Metropolitan Archives 40 Northampton Road, Clerkenwell EC1R 0HB

Bring your photos, stories and memories of spaces which have had an impact on your life and others around you. From places of worship to workplaces, and playgrounds to public squares, come help map the places that you feel are important to Black and Asian history.

SCHEDULE:

12.00pm

Buffet lunch

12.30 – 1.15pm

Project Director Dele Adeyemo of Pidgin Perfect presents the development of Another England along with exclusive archive images and how you can get involved.

Leading historian Professor Hakim Adi gives a brief history of the last 100 years of England’s Black and Asian heritage.

Historic England CEO Duncan Wilson explains background to the project and strategic goals.

1.15 – 2.00pm

Music and special performances exploring heritage and song and spoken word from:

Tania Nwachukwu of Black in the Day
Kareem Parkins-Brown
Amrit Kaur Lohia

2.00 – 3.30pm

Mapping Workshop:
Help build a map of London and England’s Black and Asian heritage using historical archives and your histories.

r.s.v.p to Rosie.Sherrington@HistoricEngland.org.uk

Join us on Saturday 11th November at Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool for a special event full of poetry, music and storytelling workshops as part of the project Another England: Mapping 100 Years of Our Black and Asian heritage. This daylong event invites you to come and share your stories and bring more voices to English history.

Throughout the day we will be building a large map Liverpool’s Black and Asian heritage. Bring the photos, stories and memories of spaces that have had an impact on your life: from places of worship to workplaces, and playgrounds to public squares, come help map the places that you feel are important to the region’s Black and Asian history.

There will also be poets, speakers and free participatory workshops throughout the day. Local poet Addae Gaskin will be delivering spoken word and hosting a discussion. Madeline Heneghan (Writing on the Wall) and Emy Onuora (Pitch Black) will be speaking about their new book, Great War to Race Riots, the story of the plight of Black seafarers, soldiers and workers in Liverpool between 1919-20. Between The Borders will also be hosting a workshop on stories around migration and how we understand movement today.

12.00 Gathering 12.15 Intro speech from Pidgin Perfect and Historic England

12.30 Performance from members of the Pagoda Chinese Youth Orchestra

13.30 Local poet Addae Gaskin provides spoken word performance

14.00 Talk on local histories surrounding the Great Water Race Riots from Madeline Heneghan (Writing on the Wall) and Emy Onuora (Pitch Black)

14.30 Local Dub Poet Levi Tafari Spoken word performance

15:00 Mapping Liverpool’s Black and Asian Heritage workshop

16.30 Closing comments from Pidgin Perfect and Historic England

This project is being led by Pidgin Perfect and has been commissioned by Historic England to celebrate the ways in which Black and Asian histories are integral to the country’s identity, and explore the nation’s historic environment from the perspective of people of colour. The launch event was held in London on the 13th October and is travelling across the country to gather histories from people and communities of Black and Asian descent that have made their mark on the places and buildings around us. Contribute to the map or find out more at AnotherEngland.co.uk.

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FREE DROP-IN:

Join us Saturday 18 November on Level 1 of BALTIC Centre for Contemporary (BALTIC), Gateshead for a special event of performance, dance and music for Another England workshop: mapping 100 years of our Black and Asian heritage. The afternoon’s events are a celebration of the region’s rich Black and Asian heritage.

1pm – 6pm: Continuous screening of The Boarding House, a documentary produced in collaboration between photographer Peter Fryer and David Campbell highlighting aspects of the Yemeni community in South Shields, on the River Tyne.
2pm – 2.15pm: Another England Introduction
2.15 – 2.45pm: Performances from the children of Newcastle Tamil Academy
2.45 – 3.30pm: Performances from the children of Newcastle Tamil Academy
2.45 – 3.30pm: My Knowledge Increase, My Memories Reflects Performance created to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s visit to Newcastle created by Gateway Studio
3.30 – 5pm: Workshop mapping North East’s Black & Asian heritage

Another England is a national project commissioned by Historic England and being delivered by a team led by Pidgin Perfect. It celebrates 100 years of our Black and Asian heritage and seeks to explore the ways in which it has been integral to England’s identity and aims to highlight the nation’s historic environment from the perspective of People of Colour.

The afternoon’s events are in collaboration with the The Claudia Jones Space Station a project part of Freedom City and has been commissioned by The NewBridge Project in partnership with the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

Follow #AnotherEngland on Twitter and Instagram

Useful links for more information:

100greatblackbritons.com/bios/claudia_jones

andbeyondinstitute.com/

thenewbridgeproject.com/

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