2017 marked 30 years of Black History Month in the UK. In response, Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage curated an exciting project, Lost Legends: 30 Years of Black History Month in Leicester. Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the project celebrated and recorded the contributions of Leicester’s African and African Caribbean community to the cultural heritage of the UK over three decades.
Through an exhibition, documentary film and publication, Lost Legends gathered memories and stories, ephemera and memorabilia to better document Black British history, with specific reference to Leicester.
The film is accessible for all to view on YouTube and the publication is available to purchase via the Serendipity’s shop. Oral histories and archival materials will be accessible via the Living Archive in the forthcoming months.
Lost Legends: 30 Years 30 Voices, is an exciting publication recording the contributions and perspectives of Leicester trailblazers from an African and African-Caribbean perspective as part 30 anniversary celebration of Black History Month in 2017. 30 Years 30 Voices celebrates the impact they have made on the cultural landscape of the city.