Heritage Crew: Is a registered Community Interest Company (CIC) a newly established youth-led organisation that focuses on creative engagement and the development of artistic and Heritage skills for young people.
Heritage Crew provides other young people with the opportunity to look through local archives relating to black British history. We love to encourage expression through all means, this could be through music, visual art, textiles, poetry, creative writing, and the use of digital media. This is open to the individual and their preferred art form but also has the ability to open ways for trying something new.
The program offers our youth the ability to obtain vital skills to be able to then forward this learning onto the younger generation so that they too can be involved in the lineage of knowledge.
Whilst Heritage Crew strives to be youth-led, it is important to note that knowledge only lives on as far as it is passed on, so we look to our senior or older professional members of our society to help guide the youth. This will be through offering mentoring and sessions on their chosen creative practice, storytelling, and intergenerational work.
What people are saying...
- Really worthwhile and full of information. Love the use of performance to portray characters and bring history to life.
- A brilliant walk which shares (African) history in a well-researched, knowledgeable way. We need more of this input in our schools.
- This is the second time I've attended the walk and feel there is so much more to learn. Joe’s knowledge, creativity and enthusiasm mean I could easily stay for the whole day.