Is Race slipping down the agenda

December 7, 2006 by · Leave a Comment 

Trevor Phillips new chair of the Commission for Equality and Human Rights (CEHR)The first nine commissioners in the new Commission for Equality and Human Rights (CEHR) have been announced by Communities secretary Ruth Kelly this week. With the exception of Trevor Phillips, who has been appointed to chair the commission, there are no representatives among the new appointees who have a background in ‘Race’ equality.

What does this mean for ethnic communities within the UK? During his time at the Commission for Racial Equality, it could be argued that Phillips pushed for assimilation rather than integration, arguing that we all need to adopt ‘britishness’ and not try to maintain a separatist or isolationist view within our communities.

According to reports in the Guardian1 , this view has set him in direct opposition to Mayor Ken Livingstone and his race advisor Lee Jasper. In addition the 1990 Trust Black Information Network reported ‘Work has already begun on a Race and Faith Manifesto and follow up for a new grassroots Coalition for Race and Faith Equality (CRFE).’

The government plan to advertise for a further five CEHR commissioners in January.


Business Development Manager :: D/L 22nd Dec 2006

December 7, 2006 by · Leave a Comment 

The South Bank and Bankside Cultural Quarter

Putting Young People at the Heart of the Arts
Supported by the Treasury’s Invest to Save programme

Business Development Manager
c. £36k – £38k+ Benefits – Fixed term contract to the end of the project in 2009.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications: Friday 22nd December 2006.

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Site / event based artist commission Sheffield

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Artists with a site / event based practice and a track record of innovative work with young people are invited to apply to work with Creative Partnerships
Sheffield to lead on creating engaging aspects to an event for teachers, creative
practitioners and young people.

Commission for 15 days work between Feb – May 2007

Contact Lisa Meaney: on 07984 626 380 for details /

Fee £2500 + materials
Closing date for applications 22.12.06
Interviews Jan T.B.C

Islington Arts Factory seeks Trustees

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Islington Arts Factory is a community arts centre in north London, providing innovatory classes and courses in art, dance and music for children and young people after school and adult life long learners. They are seeking new trustees to broaden the skills base of our Board of Trustees. We seek to attract expertise in the fields of HR, marketing, art, dance, music and fundraising.

IAF’s Board meets monthly and also provides advice and assistance to the Director of Centre on an ad hoc basis. If you are interested in getting involved and feel you have skills that would help support us, please
send a CV and covering letter to:

Elizabeth Lerpiniere
Director of Centre
Islington Arts Factory Ltd
2 Parkhurst Road
London N7 0SF

Islington Arts Factory is an equal opportunities employer.

Islington Arts Factory is A Registered Charity (no. 277021) and a Company Ltd by guarantee (no. 1394985)

This is a posting from the Arts Council England "arts jobs" mailing list.

Do you celebrate Kwanzaa?

December 6, 2006 by · 2 Comments 

Are you a Brit, Black and celebrate Kwanzaa? A reported 18-20 million people worldwide celebrate Kwanzaa between December 26th and January 1st each year. Kwanzaa was created in 1966 by Ron Keranga in California, once chair of the Department of Black Studies at California State University and was designed to unite and strengthen ties within African communities, in the US initially, but then throughout the Diaspora. Read more

Threshers offer shows the power of Internet shopping

December 5, 2006 by · Leave a Comment 

Has the Internet changed our shopping habits forever? Are black business owners ready to harness the power that this global platform offers them in targeting their customers?

Threshers couponIf you’re online then you cannot have escaped the plethora of discount vouchers being sent via email by friends and family over the past few weeks. The stores have caught on to the fact that we no longer want to pay high prices for our goods and services and are offering 20, 30 and in the case of Threshers the wine store a massive 40 per cent discount on their products.

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Mamartvision presents Creative Storm

December 1, 2006 by · Leave a Comment 

Friday 1st Dec @’ The Crib’ Upper Street in Islington.

It will be an evening dedicated to creative people of ethnic origin. A chance to acknowledge the positive impact the ethnic community do and can make to Islington. A chance to net work buy and sell crafts and listen to inspirational speakers and musicians.

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January Submission Theme

December 1, 2006 by · Leave a Comment 

For the month of January 2007, we wish to have articles, photographs, multimedia, poetry, events anything that can fit on a website that concerns the theme Health.

It’s the new year, we know that after the Christmas and Kwanza festivities and celebrations, all of us will think at least for 5 minutes about how we can cleanse and heal their bodies if we have over indulged.

So send your submissions in nice and early. See our pages on how to contribute to Bambooo or email a synopsis via email to

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