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As you may have guessed, this is the last Black & Asian Heritage Mix’ Newsletter for this year!

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“Bristol University names its first Professor of the History of Slavery

Olivette Otele

Image Credit: Olivette Otele Twitter @OlivetteOtele

By Tristan Cork

(Bristol Post, 30 October 2019)

Read the article here



“Founder of Tara Arts, Jatinder Verma MBE, Will Step Down As Artistic Director”

Jatinder Verma

Image Credit: Jatinder Verma via Tara Arts

By BWW News Desk

(Broadway World, 19 November 2019)

Find out more here

Tara Arts here



There’s been a spike in fake African art. What’s being done to fight it


Image Credit: Pixabay

By Gerard de Kamper

(The Conversation, 21 October 2019)

“…While fake art is a global problem, the black South African modernists face a double exploitation because their work has not been given the attention it deserves…”

Read the article here



“From Africa to Peckham: how we decolonise culture by rehumanising people”

Kelani Abass

Image Credit: Nigerian artist Kelani Abass’s mixed media work that uses 

By Paul Basu

(The Conversation, 15 November 2019)

Find out more here



“Berlin 1884: Remembering the conference that divided Africa”


Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

By Patrick Gathara

(Al Jazeera, 15 November 2019)

Read the article here


“Algeria: Renewed calls for France to recognize colonial crimes”


Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

(Middle East Monitor, 5 November 2019)

Read the article here



“Paris tour shows how black people helped shape France”


Image Credit: Black Paris Walks

By Raissa Ioussouf

(BBC News, 12 November 2019)

Read/Watch here

Black Paris Walks here or here

“Activists Dressed as Trojan Figures Crash Opening of BP-Funded Exhibition”

BP or not BP

Image Credit: BP or not BP? Twitter @drop_BP

By Naomi Polonsky

(Hyperallergic, 20 November 2019)

Read the article here


“William Cuffay and the Story of the Black Chartists”


Image Credit:William Cuffay via Wikimedia Commons

By Shaheen Sutton

(Wales Arts Review, 4 November 2019)

Read the article here


“Maryport honours UK’s first black policeman, John Kent”

Britain's first Black Policeman

Image Credit: Britain’s First Black Policeman Book Cover

(BBC News, 26 October 2019)

Read the article here

Read a review of the bookBritain’s First Black Policeman By Ray Greenhow” here


“‘A major step forward for Britain’s colonial museums’: Manchester Museum returns objects to Indigenous Australians”

aboriginal art

Image Credit: Pixabay

By Gareth Harris

(The Art Newspaper, 21 November 2019)

Read the article here

“Oliver Tambo: Muswell Hill statue unveiled to key anti-apartheid figure”

Oliver Tambo Statue

Image Credit: Oliver Tambo by Haringey Council

By Harry Taylor

(Ham & High, 4 November 2019)

Read the article here


“Coventry City legend receives ultimate accolade as football pays tribute to an icon”

Cyrille Regis Legacy Trust

Image Credit: Cyrille Regis Legacy Trust via Twitter @cyrilleregis

(CoventryLive, 14 October 2019)

By Paul Suart & Andy Turner

“The contribution of Cyrille Regis to the beautiful game, and wider society, will forever be recognised after he was posthumously inducted into the National Football Museum’s Hall of Fame.”

Read the article here

Related link: Cyrille Regis Legacy Trust

Related link: National Football Museum



“Explained: Was Enid Blyton racist and sexist? Royal Mint thinks so, scholars debate”

Royal Mint Britannia 2017

Image Credit: Royal Mint

By Neha Banka

(The Indian Express, 3 September 2019)

Read the article here


“British children’s books are still too white – responsibility to change them is on all involved”

Children reading

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

By Karen Sands-OConnor

(The Conversation, 14 November 2019)

Read the article here


“Black but Human: Slavery and Visual Arts in Hapsburg Spain, 1480-1700” by Carmen Fracchia

Black But Human Book Cover

Image Credit: Black but Human Book Cover via Oxford University Press

Find out more here

Related Event: 9 December 2019 – “Carmen’s Black but Human’: Slavery and Visual Arts in Hapsburg Spain, 1480-1700” (Institute of Historical Research, London)

Find out more here


12 November 2019 – 2 February 2020

Homelands: Art from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan (Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge)

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Image Credit: Sohrab Hura via Kettles’ Yard

“Through photography, sculpture, painting, performance and film, Homelands tells stories of migration and resettlement in South Asia and beyond, as well as violent division and unexpected connections. The exhibition engages with displacement and the transitory notion of home in a region marked by the repercussions of the Partition of India and Pakistan in 1947, and the independence of Bangladesh in 1971, as well as by contemporary migration. The artists explore intimate and political histories, often contesting borders, questioning common pasts and imagining new futures.

The exhibition includes many new works and works being shown in the UK for the first time by Sohrab Hura, Yasmin Jahan Nupur, Seher Shah, Iftikhar Dadi & Elizabeth Dadi and Munem Wasif, as well as a commission by Desmond Lazaro working with communities in North Cambridge and a performance by Nikhil Chopra on 3 December. There is a symposium exploring themes of the exhibition on 18 January. Curated by Devika Singh with Amy Tobin and Grace Storey. A new publication with contributions by Nancy Adajania, Homi K. Bhabha and each of the artists accompanies the exhibition.

Find out more here

Until 23 February 2020

Joy Labinjo: Our histories cling to us (The Baltic, Gateshead)

Joy Labingo

Image Credit: Joy Labinjo by Colin Davison 2017

“Joy Labinjo makes large-scale paintings featuring portraits of relatives, friends and people she has discovered in family albums. Drawing on her personal experiences of growing up in the UK with British-Nigerian heritage, Labinjo explores the relationship between identity, race and culture. The artist’s paintings depict intimate scenes of contemporary family life, capturing the everyday and the domestic. She creates her compositions by fusing different photographs together, instinctively collaging interiors and figures. For her first major institutional solo presentation, Labinjo has made a new body of work specially for the exhibition.”

Find out more here

Related event here

4 December 2019 – 19 April 2020

Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company (The Wallace Collection, London)

Forgotten Indian Masters Wallace Collection

Image Credit: Forgotten Masters via Twitter @WallaceMuseum

“In December 2019, the Wallace Collection presents Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company. Guest curated by renowned writer and historian William Dalrymple, this is the first UK exhibition of works by Indian master painters commissioned by East India Company officials in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It is an unprecedented opportunity to see these vivid and highly original paintings together for the first time, recognising them as among the greatest masterpieces of Indian painting. The exhibition honours historically overlooked artists including Shaikh Zain ud-Din, Bhawani Das, Shaikh Mohammad Amir of Karriah, Sita Ram and Ghulam Ali Khan and sheds light on a forgotten moment in Anglo-Indian history. Reflecting both the beauty of the natural world and the social reality of the time, these dazzling and often surprising artworks offer a rare glimpse of the cultural fusion between British and Indian artistic styles during this period.”

Find out more here

Related BBC article here

11 January 2020

Changing the Narrative: Heritage, Culture, and Change (Africa Centre, London)

Museum of British Colonialism

Image Credit: Museum of British Colonialism via Twitter @museumofbc

 A two day event exploring heritage, culture and change in East Africa and the UK

Informer East Africa and the Museum of British Colonialism invite you to Changing the Narrative, a two day event exploring heritage, culture and change in East Africa and the UK. Through a series of panel discussions and interactive exhibits, the event will confront what it means to decolonise heritage in a contemporary context and how British-African collaborations can stimulate and support this process. It will be accompanied by ‘Emergency’, an exhibition of the Museum of British Colonialism’s work on the Mau Mau Uprising in 1950s Kenya. This will include display of digital 3D site reconstructions created in partnership with African Digital Heritage, oral history interviews with veterans of the Emergency, and a screening of our documentary Operation Legacy, co-produced with History Hit.

Find out more here

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