Investigating Black Icons | The British Jazz Age

Black Icons, FAD Projects, Heritage
This week saw the launch of an exciting new FAD initiative in collaboration with the Black Cultural Archives (BCA).

Funded by the Heritage Lottery, FAD’s Black Icons project launched at the BCA in Brixton on Tuesday with 20 young volunteers aged 18-24.

The young volunteers have signed up for the task of investigating the emergence of jazz in Britain during the roaring 1920s & 30s, and the influential black people living in Britain during this culturally vibrant period. 

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Tuesday saw the first of five research sessions geared towards inspiring young volunteers to explore different archives for material. Over August their task will be to collate photographs, sketches and notes on inspiring role models from the 1920s and 30s, which will be used to create printed textiles and an interactive magazine later this year.

The day included a presentation from the Positive Steps Archive, owned by Leon Robinson. 

Next week FAD and our young black icon volunteers head to Loughton in East London and a trip to the amazing National Jazz Archives. Follow our heritage journey on twitter @fadcharity and Instagram @fad_charity.
FAD + BCA Black Icons of the Jazz Age

FAD + BCA Black Icons of the Jazz Age

FAD + BCA Black Icons of the Jazz Age

FAD + BCA Black Icons of the Jazz Age

FAD + BCA Black Icons of the Jazz Age

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