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Exploring the past, present and future impact of Race Relation Laws

11 Aug 2018

Led by photographic based artist Scarlett Crawford this national art project marks the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Race Relations Act. Following previously unsuccessful bills, the Race Relations Act 1965 was the first UK legislation to forbid racial discrimination in public places making it illegal to promote hatred on grounds of ‘colour, race, or ethnic or national origins’.

Nottingham Contemporary invites you to join us for a thought provoking, hands on creative workshop to explore the true legacy and impact of the UK Race Relation Acts. Using art to empower voices in our community, share memories and highlight honest experiences that reflect life in the UK over the past 50 years, you will also have the opportunity to create artwork which will be exhibited in both Nottingham and at the Houses of Parliament in 2019.

Spaces limited to max. 15 people. Workshops are open to everyone with an interest in racial equality and we are particularly keen to hear from older people with experience of living in the UK during the 1960’s.

Sat 11 Aug 2018

Free. No art experience needed.

Art materials, lunch/refreshments and partial travel costs available.

First Waves project is commissioned by The Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art, House of Commons.