David Olusoga OBE to host panel event to mark Black History Month 2021
I am pleased to invite you to a panel discussion hosted by Creative Manchester to mark Black History Month 2021.
12pm-1.30pm, Tuesday 5 October 2021
Whitworth Art Gallery
David Olusoga OBE, Professor of Public History, is chairing a special panel discussion on the debate around statues and public memorials in Manchester and Bristol as part of Black History Month.
Creative Manchester is delighted to host the event, ‘From Bristol to Manchester: history and memory in our cities’, which will question how diverse voices and communities can be engaged in cultural policymaking.
The discussion will also reflect on a recent consultation about statues, monuments and artworks in Manchester’s public realm. That consultation, carried out in spring 2021, outlined how important the conversation around public art and diverse histories has become to local communities and wider society. This was brought into sharp focus in June 2020 with the tearing down of the statue of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol.
Free to attend. All welcome.