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5 Oct-2 Dec - Untold Stories: A Celebration of Black People in Kent

Showcasing in No.1 Smithery -

5 Oct 2018 - 2 Dec 2018

Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust,
1st Floor North, Fitted Rigging House
Anchor Wharf, The Historic Dockyard,
Kent ME4 4TZ

Untold Stories seeks to tell the story of African and Caribbean people across Kent and Medway in the 19th and 20th Century. Brought to you by the Medway African and Caribbean Association and Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, the exhibition will be sharing some of the fascinating stories of the life and contribution of Black people whom lived within the historic boundaries of Kent. Celebrating the incredible, but  relatively unknown, contributions to politics, armed forces, sports, religion, society and  the arts.

With a focus on the challenges faced by the community and the remarkable stories of those who sought to make change, discover stories of people such as William Cuffay (campaigner for political rights), Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (a distinguished composer) and Sarah Forbes Bonnetta (Goddaughter of Queen Victoria).

There will also be a series of workshops and presentation, which you can attend and interact with the exhibition.

This exhibition has been made possible through funding from Heritage Lottery, as well as funding and support from the following sponsors: Medway Council, Kent County Council, The University of the Creative Arts, The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Mid Kent College, The University of Kent, The Brook Theatre, Medway Council Black Workers forum, Gulbenkian Theatre.