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 British Jazz Age magazine. It was all part of a special “Frame Your Black Icon” event at prestigious venue II Temple Place, as part of their Rhythm and Reaction exhibition exploring the impact that Jazz had in Britain from 1918.
Members of the public heard about the lives of the thirteen icons from our young creative researchers – then got hands on to create an art deco style framed portrait of their favourite personality.
The event was an amazing opportunity to share these important stories with a new audience.
You can visit Rhythm and Reaction, including our print and photo installation in the cafe, for free at II Temple Place until 2nd April.
Photos: David Bennie and Bui Mushekwa.