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Capturing Memories

Capturing Memories

Paul McCann, audio artist, recorded a series of the music and movement and relaxation sessions held at St Barts, as well as recording individual residents memories, thoughts and feelings. The final audios are a fascinating insight into the lives of the residents at St Bart’s…

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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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Clint’s Story 1969 – the screening

After much work, not only with our sixth formers but with members of the local community the animation was ready to be screened.  As part of Black History Month 2014 we premiered the  animation at Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre, followed by a series of screenings…

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Clint’s Story 1969 – the process

Our talented sixth formers divided into groups to develop the animation with some concentrating on research, selection of sounds and developing Clint’s narration, whilst others got stuck into the illustrations and the task of painting the hundreds of assets that were needed to tell Clint’s…

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Continuing The Journey – at International Slavery Museum

We are thrilled that the exhibition has been set up at the entrance to International Slavery Museum and the large scale portraits juxtaposed with the intimate audio visuals that audience members can immerse themselves in work incredibly well together.  This powerful exhibition has had positive…

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Continuing The Journey – Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre

We are thrilled that the photographic element of the Continuing The Journey body of work is on permanent display in the Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre and to mark the work we celebrated with an all women panel event and the premiere of the Continuing The Journey…

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Continuing The Journey – Exhibition Tour

We are thrilled that the work of Continuing the Journey is on display at the prominent International Slavery Museum and Kuumba Imani Millenium Centres.  However, to increase audience reach and accessibility to the body of work we have taken the display on a community tour…

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Clint’s Story 1969 – planning

The students knew the narrative of the animation but had to consider the most effective way that story could be conveyed.  An animatic was created through simple designs from the storyboard to check that the assets would work and that the pace and composition would…

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Clint’s Story 1969 – the beginning

As part of Continuing the Journey, Stray Cat Media worked with a focus group of sixth formers attending Broadgreen International School to create an animation resource that could be shared with the wider community to raise awareness of the impact of racism.  Leanne Judson, Humanities…

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the garden project – tyred out…

Stray Cat Media and our young gardeners at Dewi Jones Unit, Alder Hey are committed to recycling and up cycling and so we collected some old tyres – including two extra large tractor tyres that we have put to good use for growing our produce…

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Continuing The Journey – Contributors

We have had an overwhelming response from members of the community who have contributed their experiences of racism for the project.  Each and every contribution will impact on the power of this unique body of work, which is continuing to grow and develop.  All our…

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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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