The Heritage Impact Centre will show the contribution made by racial minority communities to the world and the influenced contemporary Britain.
Benefits of Heritage
- To establish an interactive Centre which linked to its central UK location, it will act as a hub & showcase for the histories and contributions made by people of African, Asian and Caribbean heritage to Britain’s development.
- To provide a multi media resource that facilitates use for education by schools, researchers and the public.
- To provide a hub through which similar material can be brought to the public’s attention in a co-ordinated fashion
What is the Project?
The true scale of Britain’s involvement in the slave trade has been laid bare in documents revealing how the country’s wealthiest families received the modern equivalent of billions of pounds in compensation after slavery was abolished.
Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze (b. 1956) was brought up by her grandparents who were peasant farmers in rural Jamaica. She studied at the Jamaican School of Drama before travelling to Britain when she was thirty with the poet Linton Kwesi Johnson, a leading light in the emerging ‘dub’ poetry scene. Dub’s fusion of reggae rhythms and the spoken word, combined with political subject matter, had found a responsive audience in the radicalised black community of Britain in the 70s and early 80s and Breeze is recognised as the first woman performer in this traditionally male-dominated field. She has published four books of poetry, made several recordings of her work and written for stage and screen.
Check this video of Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze! (Third world girl)
|The location is Cancun Mexico in the national marine park where coral reefs are suffering from being over-fished and over-visited. DeCaire’s haunting but hypnotizing underwater art will not only serve as a visual treat for divers but more importantly and beneficially as a diversion from the natural reefs in the park which need a chance to recover and rejuvinate. “The Silent Evolution” will effectively double as an artificial reef, attracting fish and marine life to colonize the sculptures.
Only about 10 – 15% of the world’s sea bed has a solid enough substratum to allow reefs to form naturally. DeCaires is not the first marine enthusiast to build an artificial reef, but he is certainly the first to incorporate the idea into an artistic expression. Using a special cement mix to encourage and attract coral growth, his various projects around the world are contributing to a progression which other artificial reefs have proven can successfully support entire marine ecosystems.