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ANTARTICA INSIGHTS

Explore the hidden Insights to Antarctica, the Antarctic, and an engineer who uses sound-waves to 'see' animals in the depths of the sea!

 

2020 marks the 200th anniversary of the first recorded sighting of Antarctica, and December 1st is the date the Antarctica Treaty was first signed, back in 1959. Beyond the magical snow-filled images and penguins that come to mind, how much do we know about the significance of the region, the difference between the Antarctic and Artic, or anything at all about the people who’ve been, and go there? Learn more about these regions, the stories of the first Black explorers and Indigenous hero’s (and more!) - then, now and next!

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BLACK STEAM 2020

Sun 1st Nov 2020

3 - 5 pm

A showcase of inspirational talks and performance. Let our guest speakers take you on a journey through their personal stories of discovery, perseverance and success! Talks are followed by Live All-Panel & Audience Q&A.

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THE BLACK BRITISH

CIVIL RIGHTS STORY

Sat 31st Oct 2020

4 - 5 pm

Do you know the British civil rights story? Why do we know Dr Martin Luther King but not Dr Harold Moody? This talk will bring to light the almost forgotten history of Black British activism and its role in establishing modern British civil rights.

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SOUND AS A WEAPON FOR CHANGE

Sat 31st Oct 2020

6 - 8 pm

Supported by Royal Academy of Engineering                                                                                   Hosted by Anita Shervington, Founder or BLAST Fest Ltd and Juice Aleem Founder of AfroFlux, This segment take us back-to-the future of engineering, science and technology through the lens of African Caribbean contributions in history and Black Pop-Cultural perspectives on the uses of sound technology in our current time. Including a Live Panel/Audience Q&A, joined by Mykal Brown of Wasifa Showcase.