NW Black History Month 2012 Calendar of events
Monday 1st Oct at Penrhyn Castle
10 - 12 BHM Teachers Workshop (NB this may be rearranged to dates later in the month - at more convenient venues across North Wales)
12 - 2.00 Opportunities to tour Castle at special reduced rate and have lunch in the National Trust Cafe
2 - 4 North Wales BHM Launch with Wales BHM Co-ordinator Leanne Rhaman and Catherine Dale, representative of the Jamaican High Commission - with presentations by Marian Gwyn and Yasus Afari.
Friday 12th Oct NWAMI is hosting a BHM Colwyn Bay event with Yasus Afari from 1 - 2pm, before the "BIG DEBATE" in Colwyn Bay from 2 - 4pm
Sunday 14th Oct "Africa Calling" at Powis Hall, Bangor University - check http://www.pontio.co.uk/whats-on/full-event.php.en?nid=9902&tnid=9902
Wednesday 24th Oct UCHELDRE THEATRE in Holyhead is staging a great night with Gazebo Theatre in Education's "Jamaica 50th" http://www.ucheldre.org/music.htm
Saturday 27th Oct - 4th November 2012 NW Capoeira Festival – led by Colin Daimond and Capoeira Mocambo following up the successful activities of last year held in North Wales, and again this will be featuring Capoeira Masters from Brazil www.capoeiramocambo.co.uk
Sunday 28th Oct FREE COACH to Wales BHM Finale in Cardiff. Capoeira Mocambo will also perform at this event.
Friday 2nd Nov "Harp Music from Africa and Wales" at Powis Hall, Bangor University - check http://www.pontio.co.uk/whats-on/full-event.php.en?nid=9944&tnid=9944
Wed 7th Nov Consultation and follow up after BHM in Wreham More information here
The NW BHM Reggaethon 2012 - with radio stations, social events and individuals playing reggae - can we cover 24 hours a day for the month???
John Wyre and the North Wales Jamaica Society are leading on this one!
The NW BHM Reggaethon 2012 - with radio stations, social events and individuals playing reggae - can we cover 24 hours a day for the month?
Listen to the reggae podcasts going out on: http://reggeathon2012.podomatic.com. Why not make your own mix and broadcast it to the world?
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“Cysylltiadau dros yr Iwerydd / Atlantic Links”
Despite not gaining HLF funding the exciting “Cysylltiadau dros yr Iwerydd / Atlantic Links” project has developed so much momentum that the project will still be launched to include researching the past African Diaspora links between North Wales and Mid Wales and countries around the Atlantic, as well as recognising existing links and forging new links between schools and organisations with shared heritage, for example, the Denbigh Shows in Jamaica and Wales, and schools in the areas of the Caribbean where estate owning families from North Wales had plantations
This project may evolve to had an even wider range - including Australia and New Zealand where many families with Welsh Heritage still live.
We were hoping to do a range of things with HLF support eg organising academic lecture tours eg by Chris Evans, author of "Slave Wales" to launch “Atlantic Links” reading groups in libraries. However these plans are currently under review as we explore ways that we can fund them - however the options are there - just contact Learning Links International on 07711569489.
We hope to hold a special event in Wrexham “Exploring the Roots of Racism” will be staged to explore the story of Stanley, as told in S4C’s Cymru Ddu, involving academic researchers and community campaigners eg Football Clubs and "Show Racism the Red Card".
SUPPORT FOR SCHOOL AND COMMUNITIES
WALES BHM Jamaican Dub Poet in Residence YASUS AFARI will be visiting schools, colleges and universities - check www.yasusafarionline.com and contact firstname.lastname@example.org to explore options
Poet and Drummer Spicy Fingers will also be supporting school programmes across Wales www.spicyfingerspoet.com
Locally based poet, Martin Daws, will be running schools and community workshops with a Black History links theme www.martindawspoet.com
Dragon Drums are taking bookings: Check here
Capoeira Workshops can also be booked to tell the story of African resistance Check www.capoeiramocambo.co.uk
Talks and presentations about the Penrhyn Estate Links with Jamaican Plantations can also be booked - contact Liz Millman 07711 569 489
Young Farmers in Denbigh are also planning an event to launch their links with the Denbigh Show in Jamaica.
Police, Fire Service, Health Services, Schools, Colleges and Universities, Libraries, Archives and other organisations are also being encourgaged to plan and put on events.