Previous Black History Season Events

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World Mental Health Day - October 10 2009


Race for Health Leadership Summit (Invitation Only) - October 19 2009


"A One Way Trip? Narratives of Displacement" by Michele Daniels, Institute of Education, University of London. 

A Case study/ethnographic investigation into the work of artists from Black and Minority Ethnic Communities from 1950s to 1990s.

The study aims to find answers to the following questions:

  • Did immigration affect the cultural identities and artistic creativity of BME artists from the 1950s?
  • In what ways did cultural syncretisation lead to "powerful creative sources" in the art and visual media work of BME artists?
  • What archival evidence is available for an historical appraisal of the above?
  • What are the artists' memories of film and media from when they were children/young people?
  • How is this manifest in artistic work for example: photography, film, painting and other visual media?

The main body of research will comprise of in-depth interviews with informants, and in some cases lead to a series of interviews and a study of artistic projects underway. Each person's work will be discussed with the artist and reflections on these examples will be included.

If anybody would like to know more about Michele's project, please contact her at:

She would be especially interested in hearing from people willing to give interviews or with contacts who might agree to be interviewed.

Single Equality Scheme Launch and Sickle Cell Awareness Workshop - October 29 2009

Liverpool PCT are holding a workshop at The Contemporary Urban Centre in Toxteth, Liverpool relating to delivering services for people with Sickle Cell or Thalassaemia. They are also taking this opportunity to launch their Single Equality Scheme. The event is chaired by Race for Health and Liverpool PCT Chairman Gideon Ben-Tovim and speakers include Race for Health's Helen Hally and Anndeloris Chacon the Clinical Co-ordinator for Bristol PCT whose presentation is available below. 

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Anndeloris Chacon on Psychosocial Aspects of Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia

Other Black History Season Events in Liverpool

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Black People in Medicine

The Story of Mary Seacole is now well known; however, the big events of 2009 were the discovery of the only known photograph of Mary by a librarian at Winchester College and the announcement of the selected artist for the memorial to be sited at St Thomas' Hospital.

In 1938, in response to the military emergency of the Second Worl War, Dr Charles Drew published a doctoral thesis "Banked Blood", which documented blood preservation techniques. He noted that if red blood cells were separated from plasma, it was possible to store the plasma separately and it would last much longer than whole blood.

Atlantic Worlds at the National Maritime Museum

Atlantic Worlds is a new permanent gallery in the National Maritime Museum in London (Please note that the gallery will be temporarily closed between 30 November - 4 December.) The gallery explores the interrelationship, connections and exchanges between Britain, Africa and the Americas between 1600 and 1850 and looks at the impact of empire on three continents.

Moctezuma, The Last Aztec Emperor - The British Museum London

The British Museum exhibition about Moctezuma, the last Aztec Emperor, is not part of the Museum's Black History Month events but it is a relevant subject. The British Museum show challenges the long accepted view that the Emperor was murdered by his own people and suggests instead that he was killed by Cortez and his conquistadors after he was no longer of any use to them. The show runs from 24 September 2009 to 24 January 2010.

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Black Heritage Programme - The Victoria and Albert Museum London

The Victoria and Albert Museum has an impressive Black Heritage Programme annually and this year's programme "Beneath the Surface" running from September to November promises to offer an exciting and vibrant range of events.

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Afro-Modern - Journeys Through the Black Atlantic

From 29 January - 25 April 2010, Liverpool Tate Modern Gallery are exploring the impact of different black cultures from around the Atlantic on art from the early twentieth-century to today withthe exhibition "Afro-Modern Journeys Through the Black Atlantic." The exhibition takes its inspiration from Paul Gilfroy's influential book "The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Conciousness" 1993. It features over 140 works by more than 60 artists.

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