This autumn, Scribble Ink and The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, joined forces to deliver ‘Blackness Through The Ages’. This drop-in workshop provided families with a platform to express their thoughts and feelings on October’s annual hot topic, Black History Month.
Through the use of literary and visual artistic disciplines, young and old found creative ways to write, draw, stick, glitter and vox pop their opinions on whether the world's view on Blackness has evolved, regressed or sustained, how their own personal views may have changed over time, how the world’s views on the black diaspora has changed from pre-slavery, during the slave trade, post emancipation, during and post Civil Rights, during and post the Wind Rush Movement and right up to today, and whether the definition of 'Blackness' will be any different in the future.
We received great participation from all those involved. Inspiring and insightful prose and commentaries were written at the literature station, vibrant and intricate pieces were created at the visual arts station, wonderful discussions were had and education weaved through the fabric of the brilliant minds who attended.
The e book below holds a collation of thoughts written in response to a number of quotes and statements that were sprawled across the literature station. The aforementioned were pulled from articles and discussions that have been held worldwide over the past 5 years. the slideshow displays the images we had placed at the visual station for participants to either use for collage, or draw a response to, and the TV image will take you to a playlist that was displayed during the workshop.
A special thanks to The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, the Scribble Ink Ambassadors and the participants for their invaluable support and input.
Click here to download the e-book.