• Time: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Date: Wednesday 10 October 2018 - Saturday 13 October 2018
  • Location: Leeds University Union
  • Interval: Every day
  • Cost: Free event
  • Type: Lectures and seminars
  • Open to: General public
  • Faculty: Society and Politics
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To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Race Relations Act, the House of Commons has appointed artist Scarlett Crawford to lead a UK-wide project to capture the voices of the people it most affected.

First Waves: Exploring the Impact of Race Relations Legislation in the UK is commissioned by The Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art, House of Commons.

The workshops will run from Wednesday 10th October to Saturday 13th October.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Race Relations Act, the House of Commons has appointed artist Scarlett Crawford to lead a UK-wide project to capture the voices of the people it most affected. The project is designed for communities across the country to come together to share their memories of life in the UK over the past 50 years and to celebrate the people in their communities who have made a difference. Participants will also discuss how this, and later Acts of Parliament, impacted on their lives.

The workshops are open to anyone who would like to work on a project about race equality but are aimed particularly at first generation immigrants and those living in the UK in the 1960s and 70s. Participants will also work together with the artist on an exhibition, which will be displayed in the Information Hub in October 2018 and in the Houses of Parliament in February 2019. These exhibitions will display art works made during the workshops and will be free to attend.

Click here to find out more and register.