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October 2014,
Black History Month and we wanted to do something a little different. Forget the "come in and have some rice and peas". We wanted to have an impact, shock, educate and raise awareness of how it was then and look at how it is now.....

October 30th will be the end of a month long exhibition.

No Irish
No Blacks
No Dogs

6.00pm - 10.00pm
Spoken Word
Coming to Britain
Poetry
Live Music.
Photography Exhibition.


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No Irish No Blacks No Dogs

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Black History Month

22nd June 1948, the Empire Windrush docks in Tillbury from Jamaica. Thursday 30th October 2014 Gary Pate (Uthink PDP) and Adrian Murrell (Windrush Initiatives) showcased "No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs", a special evening marking the end of their Art Exhibition "Then and Now", part of Black History Month in Preston.

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"Than and Now" displayed collectable memorabilia including items no longer available for commercial sale due to their promotion of racial discrimination. A new collection of photographs of members of Preston's black and mixed race community also featured to celebrate diversity.

The night included spoken word from local poets, a look back at how it was and a play, "Coming to England", set in the 1960s, it tells the story of Winston, a 15 year old boy who travels from the caribbean to start a new life in Britain.

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It tells of the prejudice he faced as he soon learns the the journey does not end when he steps off the boat and enters the classroom. The play stars John Devey and David Galbraith.

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