The First Black Britons – DVD available on Amazon

28.10.2021

A lot of enquiries recently about our 2005 production “THE FIRST BLACK BRITONS” – yes it’s available on Amazon. Click here to go to the film’s page on this website: We tell the challenging Black history of the West India Regiment 1795 to 1927 – a  (regular) British Army regiment created by the purchase of slaves....

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Thank you to year 9s of St Mary Magdalene school in north Greenwich

22.10.2021

Huge thanks to History Dept and awesome Year 9s at Saint Mary Magdalene secondary school in North Greenwich, for the opportunity to come in and do 3 three great workshops with you around your work with our film MUTINY: Black British Caribbean and WW1 Some deep, challenging, funny, philosophical, euphoric exploration of the journey from...

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Black History Month: Black and Asian experiences during World War One – Zoom presentation for Bristol Museums, Tony T and Dr Kent Fedorowich

14.09.2021

On 21st October from 6pm, Tony and Dr Kent Fedorowich are giving Zoom presentations for Bristol Museums’ Black History Month programme.  Click here for the link to Bristol Museums’ web page about the event:  The event will be in two parts… Part one Using Southwest England as a lens, Dr Kent Fedorowich will explore two parallel...

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DEVELOPING A TURNING POINT PROJECT AT HMP BRONZEFIELD

10.09.2021

Big shout of thanks to Andrea and colleagues at HMP Bronzefield. Thank you for inviting me to talk about our arts and heritage work. I found the day very rewarding and ‘good challenging’ (so all in all, fantastic CPD). Huge thanks for your enthusiasm and support for our latest programme – we’re really looking forward...

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BUILDING SWEET PATOOTEE ARTS’ LONG-TERM RESILIANCE – WITH HERITAGE COMPASS

10.09.2021

Whilst “TURNING POINT” our new organisation’s first Arts and Heritage programme, grabs the limelight – and rightly so – we’re also hard at work in the background, developing our reliance.   This is vital work. So we’re chuffed to announce that Sweet Patootee Arts have been accepted onto the Heritage Compass programme – we’ll benefit from...

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TURNING POINT research: sharing some treasures…

01.03.2021

We have started sharing a broad selection of research/reference material for TURNING POINT on our Facebook page @SweetPatootee Each of these posts will carry the heading ‘TURNING POINT research: sharing some treasures…’

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

04.01.2021

New year greetings to all our friends, collaborators, our volunteers, our partners, our Board and everyone who has supported us and engaged with our work in 2020…! Here’s a teaser to get 2021 started in a Sweet Patootee Arts style and fashion: What does this ship have to do with Black British history after World...

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Spirit of Carnival

23.12.2020

So many thank-you’s going out to friends, supporters, colleagues… Like carnival TURNING POINT didn’t stop. Special shout out to our brilliant team mates and partners – UK and international who’ve allowed us to carry on building…  2021, we’re coming for ya! One Love, and warmest wishes from Sweet Patootee Arts.  

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Teach Race Migration Empire

11.06.2020

Here are seven simple things you can do to help embed histories of migration, Black British history and empire in the history curriculum #TeachRaceMigrationEmpire #BlackHistoryMatters #BlackLivesMatter

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COLOUR SERGEANT EARL FULLER, 1959-2020 – RIP

05.05.2020

Last week I got the news that corona19 has claimed Earl Fuller. Here are a few words in tribute to a Black British champion.  I first heard about Earl in 2018. The Mercian Regimental Museum enabled me to conduct oral testimony research with three former Sergeant Majors of the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment: present-day...

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