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Our annual showcase of oral history work going on across the region has now been rescheduled and will take place on Wednesday 29 March 2023 at the University of Leicester’s Brookfield Campus.
We are delighted to announce our speakers
Pawlet Brookes MBE from Serendipity – Institute for Black Arts and Heritage, who will talk about their YOUNG ARCHIVISTS training programme.
Stuart Anthony from Always Community, who will talk about the Nottingham-based WINDRUSH DECISION project which has been collecting stories about why people chose to make the life-changing journey to start a new life in England.
Dave Coppock a researcher from the University of Leicester, who will talk about WALKING AS PROTEST and campaigns including Right to Roam , anti-nuclear demonstrations and more recent Reclaim the Night marches.
Nisha Popat will join us to talk about REBUILDING LIVES, part of the Uganda 50 initiative which marked fifty years of the Ugandan Asian journey in Leicester from 1972 to 2022.
Sam Warren from 2FunkyArts will talk about LEICESTER’S HIDDEN NIGHTLIFEvibrant history of Leicester’s nightlife, from the 1970s to the present day, focusing specifically on Music of Black Origin.
As well as updates from the East Midlands Oral History Archive and it’s new project Sounds for the Future.
Our full programme will be published shortly.
The East Midlands Oral History Archive collects and looks after oral history collections from across the region. It also offers training and advice in oral history practice. It is part of the Centre for Urban History at the University of Leicester.
Our final programme will be published soon. The event runs from 10 AM – 4 PM and includes lunch.