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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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE ON PLANS FOR SWEET PATOOTEE ARTS’ ACTIVITY

24.04.2020

A big hello to everyone reading. We hope that you are keeping well through these extraordinary times. While we continue to follow government guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic, in the interests of the wellbeing of our creative collaborators, partners and the public, all of our public programme is postponed until further notice.  TURNING POINT’s main...

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MUTINY Information Pack is now available

21.10.2019

Black British West Indies WW1 veterans tell their story… A free information pack is now available for MUTINY – our WW1 documentary film featuring unique video testimonies of Black British WW1 veterans The information pack can be downloaded here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/odgcipl3jxzcogj/Mutiny_Information-pack.pdf?dl=0 Or via our MUTINY page on this website: http://www.sweetpatootee.co.uk/work/mutiny/ Please forward as you feel appropriate. All feedback...

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Q&A with Turning Point actor, Ashley Gayle

24.09.2019

Greeting to our new friends! It’s been a wonderful summer of international networking and development for the Turning Point project… Huge thanks to the first of our cast-members, actors Veronica Beatrice Lewis and Ashley Gayle; you wowed everyone who saw your work with us (so far!). Here is our short Q&A with Ashley Following our...

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