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Uncomfortable Truths

January 29, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

The shadow of slave trading on contemporary art & design

Anissa-Jane, 'Lucy' from the larger work 'The Spirit of Lucy Negro', 2004. © Anissa-JaneAn exhibition addressing the ways in which contemporary art and design is informed by the legacy of slavery takes place at the V&A Museum from 20 February – 17 June 2007. Admission is Free to Uncomfortable Truths, where a series of works by African, American and European artists will be displayed throughout the museum’s public spaces.

Featured artists from Britain (Anissa-Jane, Lubaina Himid, Keith Piper and Yinka Shonibare), Africa (El Anatsui, Tapfuma Gutsa, Romuald Hazoumé and Julien Sinzogan), the United States (Michael Paul Britto and Fred Wilson) and Europe (Christine Meisner).

A two-day interdisciplinary conference ‘From Cane Field to Tea Cup: The Impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade on Art and Design’ will be taking place on 24 and 25 February 2007.

London Councils £28 Million in grants for Voluntary Sector

January 28, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

alg_logo1.gifLondon Councils will stage five special meetings over the coming weeks across London, to explain the new commissioning process for its £28 million grants programme for voluntary sector projects. Projects can learn how to submit bids, what commissioning means, funding priorities and the timetable for introducing commissioning across London Councils priority area. Read more

ULU to host debate on 2007 Abolition commemorations

January 13, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

University of London Union is to how a debate on the 2007 Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, on Mondon 22nd January in London. The debate is to be chaired by founder of Every Generation Media and the 100 great Black Britons campaign, Cllr Patrick Vernon. Read more

James Brown Tributes on Vibe.com

January 13, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

James BrownMusic, video and, photographic tributes to the late James Brown are being featured at Vibe.com. The tributes include playlists featuring some of Brown’s top hits including “Livin’ In America,” “It’s a Man’s, Man’s World,” “Get Up Offa That Thing,” “Hot Pants,” “Super Bad,” “Cold Sweat,” “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag,” “The Boss,” “Say It Loud (I’m Black and I’m Proud), and, “The Payback.”.

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Artist in Residence Commission Mile End Hospital London

January 10, 2007 by · 1 Comment 

The Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award 2007
£10,000

Artist in Residence Project and Commission at Mile End Hospital, London, in the Gerry Bennett Ward which cares for older people with physical and mental health problems. Read more

Drama & ESOL Tutors required Southwark

January 10, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

Rewrite are looking for Drama Facilitators with ESOL teaching skills or an interest in using drama to teach English and ESOL teachers with Drama Facilitator Skills or an interest in delivering ESOL teaching through drama and creative writing, to join a freelance workshop tutors pool. Read more

Bap Showcase 2007 – Artists Wanted

January 10, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

Auditions 26, 27, February 2007 10am-6pm

Bap is looking for Actors, Singer’s and Dancers 18yrs upwards to perform in their new Production, Titled BAP Showcase. If you have a Serious or Comedy Sketch, Monologue, Song or Dance Piece, with a running time of approx 5 minutes and could entertain a live a audience, or wish for your hidden talent to be seen, please get intouch with BAP to have your name included on the Showcast List.

Contact BAP – Richard Reid, Artistic Director on 020 8809 6878 or send CV by email to: infor@baptheatre.com or post to BAP Theatre. Unit 9 Tottenham Green Enterprise Centre, Town Hall Approach Road, Tottenham, London N15 4RX.

Where do African Brit’s go online

January 9, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

The themes for February include a look at the spots in cyberspace where people of African and Caribbean heritage hang out, along with a run-down of some of the more popular online spaces.

Why not nominate your favourite or send us in a review of a site that you find particularly useful.

Send your contributions to info@bambooo.co.uk

Rasmus – Ethopian Christmas

January 7, 2007 by · 4 Comments 

The 7th January is popularly known as Rasmus. It is the Ethopian Christmas and is celebrated within the Rastafarian religion.

The day is celebrated with the coming together for reasoning (discussions on spiritual matters), drumming, singing and dancing.

Creative & Cultural Skills on the road

January 5, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

Creative & Cultural Skills is the UK’s Sector Skills Council for advertising, crafts, cultural heritage, design, music, performing, visual and literary arts. We are an employer-led body, dedicated to improving the supply of education and skills to our industries.

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