Black History Studies


Children's Workshops


Institute of Black Culture, Media and Sport in association with Decolonising the Archives and Black History Studies presents


FREE WORKSHOPS starting Friday 20th July 2018 in Brixton, Camden and Dalston

The Institute of Black Culture, Media and Sport CiC presents the ‘Black Lives are Precious’ Workshops delivered by Black History Studies and Decolonising the Archives.

Accompany your child/ren to our FREE Black Lives are Precious Workshops!

Learning as a family encourages, enables and empowers parents to develop a deeper understanding of how to expand your children’s learning at home. Family learning raises academic achievement; and enhance family wellbeing.

Make History come to life with a ‘Black Lives are Precious’ workshop led by Connie Bella of Decolonising The Archive and Charmaine Simpson of Black History Studies.

There are six workshops aimed at young people aged 8 – 16 years old.

You can book for individual sessions or book to attend all 6 workshops.

Session 1: Determining Existence
Exploring what is the definition of living from a personal viewpoint and space, exploring the relation of plant life to its habitat, exploring the relation of life and habitat and the formulas the two need to coexist. This will be a drama exercise and discussion.

Session 2: What does culture look like?
Exploring the concept of African Culture and how it came to be known as Black Culture. This will be done through digital media film, music etc.

Session 3: Role Models Matter
In this session we will identify what are role models and do they matter, the importance of role models, designing what makes a role model. Then to get young people to think about their legacy and how do they want to be remembered.

Session 4: Important Black Britons of the 18th and 19th centuries
In this session, we will explore the important Black Britons of the 18th and 19th centuries. People of African origin have been part of English history since Roman times. By the latter half of the 18th century, England had a Black population of around 15,000 people.

Session 5: The British Black Power Movement
In this session, we will explore UK Radical Black British Social Movements their histories and their rationales. This will be comprised of films clips and followed up with a debate and discussion.

Session 6: Power to the People: The History of the Protest Song
Exploring the roots of Black Music, the role of music in social movements and how music can be used for social change.

The 6 workshops will be held in Brixton, Camden and Dalston over the following dates:

Please arrive at 15 minutes before each session for registration. Workshops will starts promptly.

This project is funded by the Awards for All Big Lottery Fund.

As a requirement, we will be taking photographs and filming testimonials.

By booking onto the workshops, you are giving us permission to capture your image.

Any questions, please contact Charmaine Simpson on 07957 184770 or



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