Secondary and sixth form art teachers, join artist Anna Brownsted in this teacher CPD to play games of chance, explore creative cause and effects and experiment with

Join us in our Clore Learning Studio for free, practical art making workshops. Respond to the displays and exhibitions to make your own artworks. Get creative with artists and our learning volunteers, no previous art experience needed!

Activities are for all but most suitable for children between 3 and 11 years. We like to encourage parents/carers to create alongside their child.

If Studio Sunday is busy, you can still get creative by picking up some of our free art activities from the desk.

This talk focuses on the enslavement of white Europeans on the Barbary coast of North Africa between the 16th and 19th century, a time which saw over a million individuals kidnapped from their homes and sold into systematic enslavement. Learn about the capture and transportation of people from the village of Baltimore, Ireland; the relationship between European Barbary pirates/corsairs and African enslavers; and discover how former slaves’ knowledge was used to understand strategic military plans.

Learn about the role Olaudiah Equiano played in the shaping of Cambridge and London society for the black population. Discover the impact of his autobiography on societies, and the role it played in changing perspectives on the slave trade in British society. Equiano was a man of many talents, and his success as a talented campaigner and competitive businessman and leader will also be discussed.

With Dr Carol Brown-Leonardi, lecturer and researcher currently working at the Open University in the Department of Geography (FASS) and Global Studies.

With Ruqayya Bryce and Sonita Alleyne.

This session explores the themes in the Black Atlantic through music and conversation. Using the evocative power of music and sound, the session explores memory and a sense of identity both personal and collective, while also acting as a tool for processing complex emotions.

With Ruqayya Bryce and Wanja Kimani.

What does it mean to responsibly manage stories, objects and the collection and acquisition of them, and how do we choose who and what to remember? How should institutions engage with differing interpretations of history? This conversation will ask these questions and focus on how institutions can navigate the challenges around managing contentious histories.

With Ruqayya Bryce and Darold Cuba.

How can we have a more comprehensive understanding of our histories? How might this impact national identity? What is the balance between acknowledging the difficult chapters alongside the more positive ones? How do we trace these legacies into our understandings of who we are collectively? With both memory and identity in dispute, what are the ways we need to discuss these questions to be inclusive of the spectrum of historical behaviours and how they shape contemporary society’s ideas of itself?

With Ruqayya Bryce and Adiva Lawrence.

Do we need reparative justice, and if so, what forms might it take? Why is the idea of reparations to the descendants of the enslaved so divisive? What does it mean for the descendants of enslavers, do they owe anything? The overall aim is to hold a conversation where we can listen and share knowledge and ideas. For people resistant to acknowledging the contribution of the institutions of slavery to Britain’s wealth, power and prestige; how can we have this discussion in a way that opens doors as opposed to closing them?

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