International Slavery Remembrance Day, Saturday 23 August 2014

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International Slavery Remembrance Day, Saturday 23 August 2014

On Saturday, eleven Youth Advisors supported the Museum’s annual International Slavery Remembrance Day commemorations. We supported workshops, including an object handling session ran by artist Jean Campbell, and we also got to go to lots of activities, including a lecture about Africans in Tudor Britain by Onyeka, a gallery tour of The Atlantic: Slavery, Trade, Empire led by Formal Learning Officer Lucie Trottman and a tour of Traders led by historian S.I. Martin. After the Songs of Freedom singing workshop, led by Ethnovox, we attended the Closing Ceremony by the Thames.

‘We did a tour of the Atlantic Gallery with Lucie. It was really awesome. It was very audience involved’, Isobel

‘I learnt that there was a really big manila that was worth someone’s life, so you could buy someone with that one piece of jewellery’, Shezara

Youth Advisors by the River

Youth Advisors by the River

Rahul and Davina taking part in Lucie's workshop

Rahul and Davina taking part in Lucie’s workshop

Adrian and Mercedes taking part in Lucie's workshop

Adrian and Mercedes taking part in Lucie’s workshop

Shezara chatting with Lucie

Shezara chatting with Lucie

Asmaa and Temi helping with Jean's workshop

Asmaa and Temi helping with Jean’s workshop

Shezara asking Onyeka questions after his lecture

Shezara asking Onyeka questions after his lecture

Rima spotting her name on the display cabinet for the artwork she's been part of

Rima spotting her name on the display cabinet for the artwork she’s been part of

Rima spotting her name on the display cabinet for the artwork she's been part of

Rima spotting her name on the display cabinet for the artwork she’s been part of

Temi contributing to the Re:Think artwork in Maria Amidu's studio

Temi contributing to the Re:Think artwork in Maria Amidu’s studio

Temi and Maria

Temi and Maria

Youth Advisors interviewing the public about their day

Youth Advisors interviewing the public about their day

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