31 of the best Black Culture films to celebrate Black History Month 2020

To celebrate Black History Month 2020, we’ve curated reviews of must-see films with the help of our supporters and some very well known names featuring, exploring and celebrating Black Culture on the big screen. Guaranteed to inspire, uplift and stir your emotions, some films will make you laugh, others will

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Why Black History Month is more important than ever this year

2020 has held a mirror up to the world and forced many to see the reality of racism in all its guises. From Black people dying disproportionately in the pandemic, to the horrific murder of George Floyd and no justice for Breonna Taylor – the 26-year-old emergency medical worker killed

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Jon Daniel – The creative genius who helped bring our identity to life

It’s not every work event I go to that I meet someone who’s acknowledged as a legend by his peers. At a private viewing of Michael McMillan’s exhibition, Rockers, Soulheads and Lovers: Sound Systems Back in Da Day, on 19 March 2016, I had such an opportunity. The exhibition at

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5 ways to celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month has never felt so important. In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, people around the world have come together to fight against racism and police brutality with the #BlackLivesMatter movement inspiring individuals and organisations to learn, reflect and act against racism in all its forms. We’re planning

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Black dolls exhibition extended due to demand!

Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate Black History Month at our Black Dolls: The Power of Representation exhibition for ‘Have Your Say’ Saturday. The exhibition launched on 16 June in partnership with The National Trust Museum of Childhood, Sudbury Hall and The National Lottery Collecting Cultures fund.

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Celebrate Black History with Black Dolls: The Power of Representation

In celebration of Black History Month, we’re hosting ‘Have Your Say Saturday’ on 6 October from 12 noon to 4.30pm at Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood and Sudbury Village Parish Rooms. The FREE event is part of our National Lottery funded, family-friendly exhibition Black Dolls: The Power

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Reading Between The Lines

With Black History Month just around the corner, we thought it was a good time to share a few of our favourite books exploring the Windrush Generation and what it was like for Caribbeans settling into a new life in Britain…together with the generations that followed… Small Island, Andrea Levy

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Jamelia’s Letter and the Natural Hair Movement

A blog by Lynda Burrell, Creative Director at Museumand The natural hair movement was back in the news recently with Jamelia’s Letter in Black Ballad magazine trending on social media. Jamelia shared: “I became aware of the natural hair movement just under 10 years ago. I was inspired, motivated and

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Discover The Real Toy Story – Toys Tea Party & Family Saturday 21 July

We’re inviting toys and their families to our Toys Tea Party & Family Saturday at the National Trust Museum of Childhood, Sudbury Hall, Sudbury, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT on 21 July from 11am-4pm. All toys and families welcome, including dolls, teddy bears and action figures! The Toys Tea Party & Family Saturday

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Caribbean Nurses – The Backbone of the NHS

The NHS was established within a month of the Windrush generation arriving in the UK in 1948. Caribbean nurses in particular played a vital role from the earliest days. Catherine Ross, our Founder and Director, shares her memories of the time from a Nottingham perspective:  Keen to establish themselves in

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