Tuesday, 6 March 2007


Today Ghana celebrates its 50th anniversary of independence from British colonial rule and the Black Cultural Archives (BCA) has launched an exciting heritage programme to join in the festivities. The BCA were awarded a £49,000 Your Heritage grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and they have also received support from London Borough of Lambeth.

BCA’s Ghana Jubilee will host exhibitions, lectures, oral history projects held by elder Ghanaians, youth events and family workshops in order to explore how Ghanaian and Ghanaians in the UK have impacted on British heritage.

BCA are collaborating with the Ghana High Commission and a range of institutions and community groups in London, including the British Museum, Royal Geographical Society and the School of Oriental and African Studies to deliver its Ghana Jubilee programme.

His Excellency Mr Annan Arkyin Cato Ghana High Commissioner to the United Kingdom said: "I am pleased to lend the support of my Office to the work of the Black Cultural Archives as it seeks to enrich the cultural landscape by disseminating Black heritage in the UK. I am hopeful that the contacts between the Ghana High Commission and the Black Cultural Archives will deepen and become even more productive and enriching during Ghana's Golden Jubilee celebrations."

Paul Reid - Director, Black Cultural Archives said: “BCA’s Ghana Jubilee season is a primeopportunity for our audiences to reflect on the legacy and structures of hope put in place by Independence movements in the late 50s and early 60s. We seek to enable communities to unite to commemorate Ghana’s landmark anniversary through our diverse programme of events. From March through to August 2007, BCA will create a variety of forums for independence memories, creative and intellectual expression and visual testimony.”

1 comment:

sean said...

Many happy returns!