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Clint’s Story 1969 – educational resource

Once the animation was completed we had to think about how it could be utilised in an educational setting.  We widened out from our animation creative group to incorporate the wider sixth form at Broadgreen International School and also incorporate our second focus group from…

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my secret garden by alaina

For the past few weeks I’ve enjoyed doing gardening with Leila, Ticky and Jonny. I mostly like the smell off the plants a little bit of the look of the plants. My favourite plants are chamomile and lemon thyme because lemon thyme has a nice…

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curry plants by benn

Buy this curry plant and it will just smell like curry – REAL CURRY!  It is just great cause I love curry! by benn Project kindly supported by Shop Direct and Community Foundation for Merseyside

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Image Makers

Loving these postcards that we helped our talented young photographers attending Alder Hey Children’s Hospital create as part of a Dadafest young people’s arts project examining personal journeys.  We taught the young people all aspects of photography – moving from a simple compact camera to…

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Continuing The Journey – A Panel Discussion

A phenomenal panel came together at Kuumba to present their personal response to the project theme of Continuing The Journey  – Professor Tunde Zack-Williams began with his introductory presentation – examining education and its importance, Levi Tafari followed with a powerful performance of his poetry…

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Continuing The Journey – Oral History Training

The residents at Steve Biko have been trained in recording  oral history interviews and been interviewing each other to begin our archive of experiences of racism, with some members interested in contributing their full life histories.  The oral histories so far are powerful and poignant,…

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Continuing The Journey – Professor Tunde Zack-Williams

Professor Tunde Zack-Williams gave an insightful presentation to members of Steve Biko that generated discussion about experiences within education and the workplace – as well as moving to the UK as a young man – resulting in reflection and debate.  Kindly supported by Heritage Lottery…

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Continuing The Journey – Racism and Health in the Community

Dorcas’ presentation and workshop examined racism and its effects on health and caused much discussion and debate about personal and collective experiences and possible strategies to help deal with racism.  A positive platform for ideas was created and the time went by too quickly,  all…

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Continuing The Journey – Dorcas Akeju OBE

“There is little hope for us until we become tough minded enough to break loose from the shackles of prejudice and half-truths” (Scott-King-2005). This was well said by Martin Luther King’s sister.  Health and Equality and diversity expert  Dorcas Akeju OBE will be examining Racism…

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Continuing The Journey – Maria O’Reilly

Maria’s role in the Black community was inspired at 15 years of age by her first experience of a demonstration led by Black people outside the American Embassy for Angela Davies, a member of America’s Black Panther Movement.  Angela had been arrested for being a…

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Continuing The Journey – Peter Ogunsiji

Peter, born in Liverpool in1954, is a recognised visual artist and scriptwriter who has produced many creative works which he shared with participants at Steve Biko, causing much discussion about the role art has as a powerful medium of self expression and social change.  Using…

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Continuing The Journey – Sonia Bassey-Williams

Sonia Bassey-Williams was born in Liverpool 8 and has a passion for art and communities, most recently developing and producing the Toxteth Riots – 30 Years On Project a major exhibition with Merseyside Black History Month, National Museums Liverpool and Writing on the Wall.  Having…

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Continuing The Journey – Eric Lynch

Eric Lynch, left school at the age of 14 unable to read or write, having been ‘educated’ in city schools which regarded such skills as unnecessary for black children (and, it follows, black adults). Within a few years however, he had taught himself literacy skills, partly…

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Continuing The Journey – introductions

Continuing The Journey examines Liverpool’s struggle with racial harmony from post war Britain to the Toxteth riots through a range of activities.  Participants attending Steve Biko Housing Association celebrated the achievements of key community figures such as Paul Robeson, Mrs Agnes Brew and Cathy Tyson…

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Sense of Space – Our Lovely Rockery

Recently we have built a rockery garden with the wonderful Bernie and Johnny. They are helping with our garden project. The rockery garden is made up of various shapes of stones, with the Sun in the centre as a couple of large stones. The rays…

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Sense Of Space- Our Weekly Rota

 We take it in turns each week to maintain our herb garden.  We  spray the leaves with fairy liquid and water so the insects can’t eat the plants every week.  The reason I like spraying the plants is because it is just fun :). Every…

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Sense of Space – planting

We’ve been planting plugs into our vertical garden containers and so have moistened the roots of the plugs first so they are nice and soft when they go into their new home.  We’ve used multi purpose compost in each of the planters and flattened it…

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Sense of Space – sowing

Our young gardeners have been busy sowing seeds for their garden of plants they would love to eat including some of their favourite herbs and vegetables,  – chives, onions and carrots.  Some of the easiest herbs to grow from seed are mint, chives, dill and…

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Sensory Stories

Documented the innovative work that has been going on in Speke Hall as part of Ticky Lowe and Mencap’s Access To Heritage work which assists people with learning difficulties to access culture and heritage and enables heritage sites to learn from the learning disabled community….

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Sonic Routes

An innovative arts  project that enabled young disabled people and young people with learning and behavioural disabilities to develop their creative ideas to create kinetic sculptures from recycled materials.  The wind powered art works were exhibited at World Museum. Liverpool before being permanently housed in…

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