Black Community Forum activities

Myrle Roach speaking at an African and Caribbean wellbeing event ©Rooful Ali

Updated 3rd May 2022

Black Community Forum

Our Black Community Forum have been setting up further activities in Wellingborough – please read a bit more about them below and see our What’s On page for details.

Current events and activities

Hello Africa!

Hello Africa is a free event on Saturday 28th May for the whole family to get creative and enjoy creating art, drumming, story-telling, activities for children, displays, performances and light refreshment, created by Words by Alliouagana Pearl in partnership with the Black Community Forum.

Windrush Textile Project – April/May

We are excited to announce the launch of a local textile project, inspired by stories from local people. Textile Artist Seiwa Cunningham will work with local Windrush Generation communities at Wellingborough African Caribbean Association to develop a Windrush themed community quilt ready for Windrush Day 2022. Six weekly workshops will run on Saturdays between 2-4pm from 23rd April until 28th May.

Saturday Morning Art Club continuing until June

The Saturday Morning Art Club for 6 – 16 year olds started off in Jan/Feb 2022 and due to popular demand, more sessions have been arranged from March – June 2022.

Photos from A Day to Remember in April

WACA’s day of remembering community members who died during the pandemic and were not able to have the usual send-off was a truly honouring event. The hall was packed with people wanting to celebrate the lives of those gone – find out more and see the photos HERE.

Mike Prescod MBE Multimedia Artwork Tribute

Cinnamon Arts Group, supported by Made With Many’s Black Community Forum are producing a crowdsourced Multimedia Artwork tribute to Mike Prescod MBE for public display, to highlight Black contribution in Wellingborough. A large ‘Mr P’ profile-shaped collage will be generated from photos, text, personal memories, observations and reflections on his influence sent in by the community. Read more about this project in the Northants Telegraph.

Contact

Contact Myrle Roach, Wellingborough Community Engagement Co-ordinator to find out more about Made With Many’s Black Community Forum at myrle@madewithmany.org or 07936 958997.

Past Projects

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