Staffordshire Black History month 2012

The Staffordshire Newspaper, ” The Sentinel” reported on Saturday the 29th of September that “BLACK History Month has been launched in style”.

The newspaper reported that the Stoke-on-Trent group NORSACA had held a celebration at Lindsay Annexe, Hanley.  They opened the events  with a performance of African music by Joliba Drums and a lunch of Caribbean cuisine.

The project is part of an annual “Black Awareness” campaign. NORSACA are putting on both fixed and portable exhibitions reflecting black achievement, cultural influence and history in Britain. A list of events can be found on the NORSACA website.

One theme of the project will be the influence of black music, including the blues and gospel, on British culture and psyche. Performances will take place at venues around Stoke-on-Trent in October.

A video featuring the memories of members of the African and Caribbean communities in Stoke will also feature.

For more information, or to use the mobile exhibition in schools and centres, contact Robert at Norsaca.

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Article by: Phil Gregory

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