Heritage Corner

Greetings from Heritage Corner. Social discourse and performance facilitation is what Heritage Corner is all about in promoting a shared heritage. There is always so much to learn. 


24th, 6-8pm Wentworth Castle, Barnsley
LEAD, THREADS AND PETALS: a research-based project. Artist Carol Sorhaindo explores the intersection of British and African/Caribbean narratives through natural dyes on textiles. In conjunction with PavilionHeritage Corner will assist Sorhaindo by boldly contextualising transatlantic connections to Yorkshire, whilst Dr. Patrick Eyres explores the cultural politics of landscape gardens and explores the presence of a Blackamoor garden statue at Wentworth Castle. Funded by the Capability Brown Festival and Heritage Lottery Fund. For further details and about transport from Leeds – click here for Pavilion’s website
11th, 11am-1pm – Parkinson Steps, Leeds University
…the final scheduled Heritage Corner Walk for the year(flyer attached). All are welcome to explore this unique African history trail, told through factual African and British connections and personalities. The event is free, but donations accepted. Further details can be found at theHeritage Corner website.
–  Inspirational poet Khadijah Ibrahiim has engagedHeritage Corner and Studio 15 to stage her new work – ANOTHER CROSSINGIt has been an honour participating in this project about migration and identity, particularly working with an award-winning team – that includes choreographer David Hamilton, musician Chris Campbell and publishersPeepal Tree Press. Come and join the team, with Special Guests at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Throughout October Heritage Corner will be working with schools and communities in London and Leeds, as well as hosting 2 Heritage Corner Walks for theLeeds University Student’s Union (3rd and 10th October). We hope you can support us. Please feel free to forward this email… to visit our website… or ‘Like’ our Facebook page. Many thanks.

Reparation for slavery – speech by Prof Beckles (14.7.14)

Recently delivered to the House of Commons, this speech by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, chair of the Caricom Reparations Commission, contains stunning facts about slavery and genocide – and important references to Lord Harewood’s and Benedict Cumberbatch’s family estates in Barbados.  Download it from here:  ADDRESS DELIVERED BY PROFESSOR SIR HILARY BECKLES – Chairman of the Caricom Reparations Commission

Notes on the reparation movement and a reading list can be found in the Wiki entry here.

More on Professor Beckles here .