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Black History Month - North Wales - 2018

Please check the RCC Website for more details.

The launch was managed by RCC on Sat 29th September with Drumming by the Clock led by Bloco Swn at 12.00, then African tasters at Bangor Town Council Chamber 

With an afternoon programme of activities put on by the African Caribbean Society. 

Learning Links International successfully applied to Race Council Cymru for Arts Council project funding to support the BHM Wales’s 2018 theme of ‘Icons of Black Wales, and we chose Enrico Stennett as our icon.  See separate report.

10/10/18     Bangor University event: Marian Gwyn introduced Corrine Fowler showcasing the National Trust project “Colonial Countryside”

11/10/18     Meeting to support the setup of an Advisory Board for NWAMI, the North Wales Association for Multi Cultural Integration in Colwyn Bay.

12/10/18     Africa Film Festival, hosted at Pontio in Bangor

17/10/18     “Black History and Hate Crime Symposium” at Colwyn Bay Town Hall, in partnership with NWAMI and RCC, with a morning focus organised by activists in the “African Institute Research Forum” which is managed by LLI to ensure the descendants of Rev William Hughes and local people have full involvement in telling his remarkable story, and in the afternoon with guest speakers from the Royal Commission, updating on their Black Sailors in WW1 project, also from Belong in Nottingham, introducing a project they are doing based around the life and time of David Livingstone and the implications and impact today of that time in history when Dr Livingstone and Henry Moreton Stanley were active in Africa. The work of Enrico Stennett was recognised and Victim Support were also involved to support the focus on challenging Hate Crime and Racism.

18/10/18    BAWSO event Hate Crime Week and Modern Day Trafficking event in Wrexham which gave good opportunities for networking and ideas for next year’s events.

19/10/18     African Caribbean Society’s “Great Debate” at Bangor University

22/10/18   BHM event at Penrhyn Hall, Bangor, hosted by the North Wales Jamaica Society, to start to explore the stories of Atlantic Piracy with a talk by prolific author, Terry Breverton, on “Pirates and the Caribbean” featuring the story of local pirate, Piers Griffith, who landed a captured Spanish galleon in Porth Penrhyn.

26/10/18 Bangor University History Department:  Prof Chris Evans, author of Slave Wales, from South Wales University to speak about “Researching Atlantic Slavery”.

27/10/18 The newly established “Gwynedd Africa Society”  hosted the RCC Black History Youth Awards in North Wales.

29/10/18 ACS BHM “ACS Tasty” session

4/11/18 NWJS event and community celebration with “Macka B and the Ragga Roots Band” at Nueadd Ogwen in Bethesda.

17/11/18 “Jamaica Links” coffee morning for friends of the NWJS and everyone who is supporting RCC BHC 365 and the Jamaica Wales Alliance.


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