Poetry, stories and knitting

Bringing stories to life

Messing about planning activities around a children’s book. I chose Elmer the elephant, made an elephant from an empty milk carton, came up with lots of ideas for games including elephant snaps and had a dabble writing an acrostic poem. Lovely day.


Elephant made from a milk carton and tissue paper.


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World War II Resources

So, Nottingham Black Archive (NBA) have completed its first ever Lottery funded project. Yippee! What do we have to show for it?

A three panel static exhibition on Caribbean Ex-Servicemen
A Book
2 community loans boxes containing objects associated with WWII and the Caribbean.
17 oral history transcripts of Ex-Servicemen, their families and their friends.
A website which contains information on what we hold in our archive.

Some of the outcomes produced are available for the community to have or to loan. So if you would like a copy of the book or DVD then contact me at

If you would like to loan the exhibition or the loans boxes then contact me on the email above for more information.

Below one of the layers of the children’s loans box which contains 17 objects including a ‘kiddy’ lamp and costumes. Lots of fun and learning to be had!


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Community Capsule Continues…

I’m the founder of Nottingham Black Archive an organisation set up to research document and archive black history, heritage and culture in Nottingham. It was set up in 2010 and has made some fantastic progress since then. Our most recent project was the Community Capsule Project which documented the experiences of Caribbean WWII veterans and their families.

At the moment we are planning another event scheduled for May 16th 2015 to take place at NAE between 2-5pm. This will be a mix of poetry, archive film footage on the World Wars from both the Imperial war museum and NBA footage and speakers. It is a project that is currently being planned with the former Sheriff of Nottingham Merlitta Bryan. It is also part of a bigger project that has the support of Veronica Pickering, Deputy Lieutenant for Nottinghamshire.

Pictures from left to right: Veronica Pickering, Tony Daley WWII Veteran and Councillor Merlitta Bryan. Photograph taken by Panya Banjoko.


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