BlackFest Digital 2020 – Diversity Dialogues Take: 3

Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
diversity dialogues

27 September 2020 Entrance is free — Visit now

As part of BlackFest 2020, Diversity Dialogues will be starting conversations and inspiring actions around the topics of culturally decolonising areas of society. In this Talk, Dr Leona Vaughn will be joined by Ellis Eyo Thomson and Zita Holbourne to discuss conservation of Liverpool‘s Slave trade history and decolonising the way in which it’s presented.

Liverpool is one of the many cities in the UK that was built on the back of the slave-trade. Today, Liverpool possesses some of the most controversial signs, symbols, streets names and monuments, that represents a history of colonialism, segregation and racism. For years this history has been white – washed. Now is the time to lay the foundations for a more intersectional view of the city’s past, with academics, artists and activists leading the way.

The Diversity Dialogues will be live streamed events. Check out the website for the whole schedule of events.

27 September 2020 Entrance is free Visit now

Where to go near BlackFest Digital 2020 – Diversity Dialogues Take: 3

caprismcr - restaurant
City Centre
Capri’s Cucina Italiana

The King Street area isn’t short of popular Italian restaurants, but none strike quite the same note as Capri’s, where you’ll be greeted like family and served some of the most authentic Neapolitan food in Manchester.

The Feel Good Club exterior
Event venue
Feel Good Club

Our flagship Feel Good Club in Manchester, open 7 days a week, providing a beautiful friendly environment for coffee, brunch, lunch, cocktails and beers with an amazing selection of non alcoholic beverages too.

Bar or Pub
Finders Keepers

Welcoming waterside bar in New Islington Marina, serving a wide array of carefully-curated cocktails.

City Centre

Highly-regarded wine-led, French-leaning wine bar and rooftop restaurant in the city centre.

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Stockport Central Library

Stockport Central Library is a Carnegie library, built 1913–15 in the Edwardian Baroque style. It continues to serve as Stockport’s largest library.

The Edge exterior
Event venue
The Edge, Wigan

Opened in September 2017, The Edge Arena is Wigan’s performance, conference and event venue.


Hummingbird is one of Liverpool’s most stylish and timeless cocktail bars.

City Centre

Elegant cocktail bar in the centre of Manchester, with a relaxed atmosphere and wonderfully friendly staff.

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