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Black History Month at Tullie House

Photography by Shahangir Ali

Celebrate Black History Month with an inspiring evening of remembrance, culture and tribute at Tullie House.

The evening launches a pop-up photo exhibition at the museum of local Black and Minority Ethnic people who’ve made a difference here in Carlisle.

This year’s event focuses on community and celebrating the heritage of people who have always made an impact on Carlisle, telling the story of the active roles Black people have played as part of the Carlisle Community.

John Chambers – Speakeasy Poet and Musician

“My grandma was part of the Windrush generation” says Lindsey Atkinson, the Community and Young Person Coordinator at Tullie House, “she moved to the UK from Barbados in the fifties to train to be a nurse and support our NHS. It is from her I’ve learnt how inspirational, powerful and surprising people’s stories can be.”

Through photography, music and film the exhibition will celebrate cultural diversity and heritage in Cumbria.

“The presence of black and minority ethnic people in Cumbria is not new”, says Aftab Khan, Development Manager of AWAZ Cumbria, “Black, Asian and other minority ethnic people have had connections with Cumbria since the 16th century, working and contributing equally to the economy, culture and heritage of Cumbria.”

Alison Bennison – Grandmother of Lindsey Atkinson and part of the Windrush generation

As always we welcome any contributions. If you have some art to show or some words to share responding to celebrating Black or Minority Ethnic identity, please contact [email protected].

Free event, but booking is advised (via box office – 01228 618700)

Free drink upon entry

Open bar from 7.30-9.30

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

This year’s Black History Month event will be in collaboration with AWAZ Cumbria, M-unit and Speakeasy Poets.

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