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Medway African and Caribbean Association, Black History Live project is pleased to announce two live screenings of “Untold Stories, a history of African and Caribbean people in Kent.

A short film telling the untold stories of African and Caribbean people who lived and worked in Kent in the 19th and 20th Century. A fascinating insight into their lives, their contribution and the legacy they left. There will be a post-film panel discussion.

First screening

Wednesday 12th September 2018
Doors open 7pm, the film starts 7.30 pm
Tickets are £7 plus any booking fees

Venue:
The Brook Theatre
Chatham
Kent
ME4 4SE

There are a limited number of seats for this screening, to book tickets please click below:

Second screening

Monday 22nd October 2018
Doors open 7pm, the film starts 7.30 pm
Tickets are £7 + VAT (total £8.40)

Venue:
Gulbenkian
University of Kent
Canterbury
Kent CT2 7NB

There are a limited number of seats for this screening, to book tickets please click below:

Temporary Exhibition designer required

Untold Stories: A Celebration of Black People in Kent exhibition.

Medway African Caribbean Association Black History Live project are looking for a designer, who can design and develop the exhibition.

This work is being procured by the Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust on behalf of MACA.

This exhibition will be showcased in The Historic Dockyard’s No. 1 Smithery, as part of the Black History Live project in partnership with the Medway African and Caribbean Association and funded by National Lottery Players through the Heritage Lottery Fund. It is due to open on the 5 Oct and run until the 2 December 2018.

This revealing exhibition will celebrate the Black community of Kent over the centuries – from leading lights in the abolitionist movement in the 18th century to families making their homes in Kent. It aims to discover the challenges faced by the community and the remarkable stories of those who sought to make change.

MACA and the Trust are looking for a designer who has experience in both 2D and 3D design to develop and deliver an exhibition scheme that is not only exciting and engaging but sets the stories and images into an appropriate display aesthetic. The exhibition set up will need to take place between the 24th Sep and the 3rd Oct for a press launch on the 4th Oct.

More details on the role are attached. If you have the skills and experience for this piece of work, then please send in your proposals by 4th July.

To talk through the project and to arrange a site visit please call Alexandra Curson on 01634 823860 or acurson@chdt.org.uk.

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