#BlackIcons takeover at II Temple Place

Members of FAD’s Heritage Lottery Funded Black Icons project had the chance to share the inspiring stories of the Black British trailblazers they researched for their Black Icons of the

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FAD ON BUZZFEED

The FAD Black Icons project was written up in Buzzfeed News as part of their UK Black History Month thread. Journalist Fiona Rutherford interviewed FAD staffer Joanna and and FAD

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Our Black Icons Magazine Launches Today!

Our latest project launches today after a year of hard work! #BlackIcons is an FAD initiative and magazine celebrating the inspirational stories of 13 Black Icons from the British Jazz Age. Thirty-seven young

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My Black Icons: Paul Robeson & Una Marson

FAD alumnus and volunteer Clara talks to us about two Black Icons of The British Jazz Age – Paul Robeson and Una Marson. Clara you have chosen two people to inspire

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Black Icons: In Print Take Two

At the beginning of December our second cohort of heritage volunteers gathered up their sketchbooks and headed to Peckham for a day of screen printing at Sonsoles’ studio. After some

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BLACK ICONS: African Art at the British Library

FAD have been busy for the last month running workshops with our Black Icons of the British Jazz Age volunteers. Aged 16-24 years old the young people involved have been

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My Black Icon: Florence Mills

We caught up with FAD volunteer Angelica to talk about why she is so inspired by 1920s performer and ‘Queen of Happiness’ Florence Mills. Angelica, you have chosen Florence Mills as

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Black Icons: On Screen at the BFI

Last week a new cohort of young volunteers, taking part in FAD’s Black Icons project , spent the day at British Film Institute (BFI) on London’s Southbank. The session kicked

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My Black Icon: Rita Cann

FAD volunteer, Dapinder, talks to us about inspiring performer and pianist Rita Cann.  Born in Purley and raised in Streatham, Cann (also know as Rita Lawrence) was one of the most

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Black Icons: In Print

Volunteers have been working with FAD in collaboration with the Black Cultural Archives over the last few weeks to investigate and research Black Icons of the British Jazz Age. The

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