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This unique and pioneering project focuses on the heritage of dance of the African Diaspora in the UK from 1950 to the present and fulfills an ongoing need for a current, coherent archive of Black dance. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, in partnership with the University of Bedford and Black Cultural Archives, Brixton.


Photo (c) Kokuma Dance Theatre

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Follow the link to find out more about our online classes including calypso, reggae and mento dance and music lessons from leading teachers and professionals including Ellen Miller (dance), Kenrick Rowe (drums and percussion), Alan Weekes (guitar), and Mikele Montolli (bass). These classes are supported by the DLUHC via the Windrush Day Grants Scheme and Near Neighbours.




As part of State of Trust's 'Cane Warriors' project, in collaboration with author Alex Wheatle (pictured), Beckford Tower Trust and the National Lottery Heritage Fund, State of Trust is presenting three online webinars discussing the themes and ideas behind the project. You can join the webinars as audience and participate via Q&A and feedback questionnaire. Just click 'More', select which webinar you are interested in and follow the Eventbrite link to register.

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