Black History Month 2015 – thank you!

Val Watson, Chair of the BME Staff Network, Claire Henson, Equality and Diversity Co-ordinator and Vincent Wilson, Associate Professor and Reader in Autonomic Pharmacology, reflect on a fantastic Black History Month programme for 2015. As October draws to a close, so too does our programme for Black History Month 2015, which we are proud to say …

Africarmen and the importance of scheduling culturally diverse performances

In this blog post, Madeleine Hardy, intern at Nottingham Lakeside Arts, provides an insight into the upcoming performance of Africarmen and its relevance during Black History Month. Tavaziva Dance bring Africarmen to Nottingham Lakeside Arts with Artistic Director Bawren Tavaziva’s most ambitious work to date. While the performance is based on Georges Bizet’s famous opera, …

Clarks in Jamaica – you should’ve been there

I went to the fascinating Clarks in Jamaica talk at Nottingham Lakeside Arts last night. It really stood out as one of the most intriguing events on our (pretty special) Black History Month programme, and it didn’t disappoint. DJ and cultural historian Al Newman (Al Fingers) told the story of Clarks’ incredible popularity in Jamaica, …

Making Waves – the life stories of black, British citizens from African-Caribbean communities

Patcee Francis, filmmaker and director of Making Waves, discusses the documentary ahead of our public screening and Q&A on Wednesday 14 October. Making Waves is a new film from Syncopate Media and comparing the lives of young black people growing up in the 1980’s with those growing up today. Nearly 40 years after the 1976 …

The phenomenal popularity of Clarks in Jamaica

On Thursday 8 October, Al Newman, DJ and cultural historian, discusses the remarkable popularity of Clarks shoes in Jamaica. Vincent Wilson, Associate Professor and Reader in Autonomic Pharmacology, shares a personal memory in advance of the event. I can’t exactly remember when I had my first conversation about Clarks shoes with my Dad, but I think …

Explore Caribbean funeral traditions through an award-winning film

Catherine Ross, Founder and Director of SKN Heritage Museum, will be introducing the museum’s first documentary film, Nine Nights, at a special screening of the film at Nottingham Lakeside Arts on Monday 5 October from 6pm as part of our Black History Month 2015 programme of events. The film has already won an award and …

Welcome to Black History Month 2015 at UoN

Val Watson, Chair of the University’s BME Network, introduces the University’s exciting programme for Black History Month 2015. This is the third year that the University is celebrating Black History Month, and we are delighted to offer a varied range of events to students, staff and the public this year, including public lectures, music and more. As a …