Almost Liverpool 8 – film screening and editor Q&A

A documentary love letter to Toxteth.  50-years ago renowned photographer Don McCullin took a series of photographs around Liverpool 8. Inspired by these images, we go on an historical and social exploration of L8 over the last half century.

Black History Month-Uprisings 1981: A Commemoration

In April 1981 Brixton exploded in anger and that anger swept across UK inner cities in the summer of 1981. Liverpool 8 witnessed the longest and most costly of these uprisings. Join us for an afternoon of discussion, performance and photography reflecting on the events of 1981 in this 40th anniversary year. With national activists, artists and commentors we will remember the uprisings and consider their legacies and lessons for a new generation of Black Lives Matter and other anti-racist activists today.

Black History Month Workshop 2: Learning, Living and Working better Together

A follow-up workshop to share the findings about the lived experiences of Black and minority students and staff.
The purpose of the workshop is to have solution focused discussions about how we as individuals and as a community can work collaboratively to address the issues raised by the narrative of our lived experiences.

Black History Month Workshop 1: Speaking up and speaking out our truths

We are providing a safe and open space for Black and other minority students and staff to share their lived experiences.  We are encouraging sharing these experiences so we can identify issues that need to be acknowledged and addressed as individuals and as a community.  The purpose of the workshop is to develop a narrative based on these experiences that we can work together to address as a community in a follow-up workshop on the 27th of October 2021.

Black History Month – Creative performances using soundscape, spoken word, silhouettes and movement to explore Black History Month

The last event of the day is a series of performances will explore key issues. The first looks at the perception of ‘black’ and what it means to be a black woman. The second performance explores human trafficking and slavery since Brexit. Lastly is a silhouette performance looking at ideas around beauty, unconscious bias and a dance movement performance exploring oppression narratives.

Black History Month – International Perspectives: The role of the arts, arts therapies and psychotherapies in supporting mental health in Black communities.

This is the first event of the Black History Month, Dance and Wellbeing series. This event explores some of the key issues relating to arts, art therapies and psychotherapies in relation to diversity and mental health awareness. The event will be facilitated by Dr Nisha Sajnani, who is the Director of the Drama Therapy program at New York University.

Black History Month – Wilmington on Fire Screening and Directors Q&A

Edge Hill’s International Centre on Racism will be screening the UK Premiere of Wilmington on Fire, a new and deeply impactful film about Black history. Following the film there will be a live Q&A with the director via video link so students and staff can learn why the events in Wilmington are so important and how he created the film.