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History of Liverpool's Black music

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History of Liverpool's Black music

History of Liverpool's Black music

Heritage Development Company Liverpool CIC By Heritage Development Company Liverpool CIC

Mounting a unique and historically significant exhibition of the presence and achievements of Liverpool’s musicians and entertainers of Black Origin.

Liverpool Delivery stage

pledged of £19,791

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

The project will collate photographs, posters, memorabilia, video footage, and artefacts regarding the achievements of Liverpool musicians and entertainers of Black origin. All the material collected will form part of a public exhibition. The exhibition will be promoted on local, regional, national and social media, and through leaflets and posters. The Liverpool Central Library will host the exhibition for a week in the latter part of 2017. Paul Barber, the Liverpool actor who started his career in a local band in the 1960s, will formally open the exhibition. In January 2018, a concert will be held celebrating Liverpool musicians and entertainers of Black origin. Fourteen local bands and singers and two entertainers have agreed to participate in the concert for expenses. The photographs with explanatory texts from the exhibition will be displayed at the venue. We are negotiating with varies bodies to permanently house the exhibition.

What we'll deliver:

  • Organise a concert of Liverpool black musicians and entertainers
  • Provide project volunteers with experience and skills that will enhance their employment and further study prospects.
  • Will encourage local people to explore and share their heritage.
  • Mount a mobile exhibition on the history and life of Liverpool's black musicians and entertainers
  • Strenghten the capacity of the organisation to deliver further local heritage projects.

Why it's a great idea:

This project will tap into the groundswell of interest in the local community’s heritage. This can be gauged by the number of agencies, community groups, academics and individuals that are involved with HDCL in discovering and promoting Liverpool’s long established black presence, its achievements, challenges and legacy.

Steps to get it done:

  • A concert with black musicians from Liverpool


Location Liverpool

About the space

The area where the majority of Liverpool's black population has resides since the 18th Century.


Liverpool City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £19,791

Exhibition stands - £5,750 (29%)
Management & volunteer expenses - £3,500 (18%)
Design and exhibition material costs - £2,500 (13%)
Administration (Office costs, etc.) - £2,500 (13%)
Printing & communication - £1,500 (8%)
Venue hire - £1,000 (5%)
Refreshments - £600 (3%)
Publicity - £500 (3%)
Other - £1,941 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Exhibition stands
Management & volunteer expenses
Design and exhibition material costs
Administration (Office costs, etc.)
Printing & communication
Venue hire
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £19,791

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