Posts Tagged ‘Black history’

Open Space – Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic History in Soho and the West End

July 4, 2008

Title: Open Space – Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic History in Soho and the West End
Location: Kairos: Soho Centre for Health and Care
Description: Ajamu X, photographer and co-founder of the rukus! black LGBT archive is currently developing a unique collaborative project with Kairos in Soho. The hope is to explore and collate the histories of Black, Asian and other LGBT people from minority communities within the context of Soho and the West End.

The project is aiming to build a history of the amazing and often hidden contributions that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people have made to the area and to our wider heritage.

Be a part of it!

See www.rukus.co.uk for more information.
Start Time: 14:00
Date: 2008-07-12
End Time: 16:00

Ajamu - for Outside Edge

This picture of Ajamu with material from the rukus! archive is taken from the Museum of London’s Outside Edge flickr photostream. ‘Outside Edge’ was an exhibition at the Museum in Docklands, curated by rukus!, that explored the history of the black LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community in Britain, with a focus on London.

Black Cultural Archives gets £4 million award from the HLF

May 9, 2008

It has just been announced that the Black Cultural Archives has been awarded £4 million by the Heritage Lottery Fund in order to turn Raleigh Hall in Brixton into a permanent home for the organisation.

The announcement has been covered by The Guardian and on there are more details (and some pictures) on the 24-Hour Museum. Anyone interested in the background to this story should check out the special 2006 supplement by published by The Voice.

Congratulations to the BCA! We look forward to seeing how the project will develop.