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September 8, 2021 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT+01:00)


Gloucester Guildhall

23 Eastgate St, Gloucester GL1 1N

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“When was the first time you saw a person of a different ethnicity to you?”

This event will see the culmination of months of collaboration, community responses, the gathering of stories and the creation of artworks in response to this big question and the photography of Vanley Burke.

This celebration at the Guildhall hosted by History, Her Story, Their Story, Our Story will see all involved in the HHTO project over the preceding months (and special guests) come together in a grand culmination of months of collaborative work.

The line-up will include:

Pierre Nyongera – with his new film ‘ Old School’ (working title) about Colwell School.

Commissioned by Gloucestershire Archives “Old School” is a short film about a former Gloucester School (Central Technical/Colwell Grammar) with interviews from former teachers, pupils and in its later guise as a youth club the former caretaker and youth club attendee.

Elle Bry Thomas – with her ‘Barber Street’ photography exhibition.

Elle’s latest photography series celebrates the barbers of Barton Street, Gloucester, funded by OPCC with support from Gloucester City Council’s Community Wellbeing Team.

The work of the four artists JPDL, Rider Shafique, Thembe Mvula and Phil Campbell.

Each artist will produce artworks in response to Vanley Burke’s photographs and the community responses to the question. The event will spotlight the work of the artists who all have links to or are local to the Gloucestershire area and it will include spoken word & music performances as well as an exhibition of the artworks in response to Vanley Burke’s photographs which will be projected throughout the event. The exhibition will also be available to view online.

About History, Her Story, Their Story, Our Story 

In this exciting project, Gloucestershire Archives worked jointly with Fresh Air Foundations and renowned photographer Vanley Burke as well as local artists, schools and members of the community to use community answers to the question, “When was the first time you saw a person of a different ethnicity to you?” to build their black history archive and using this question to inspire their creative responses and create collaborative artworks. Find out more about the project and the artists involved here.

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