Community Groups Showcase their Heritage Projects

The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre hosted a showcase of BME community group heritage projects for the Manchester Histories Festival on 7 June.

The groups, including Manchester Aid to Kosovo, Creative Hands Foundation, Manchester Refugee Support Network, Warmhut, Afristar, Southern Voices, Millenium Powerhouse and Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust exhibited and talked about the projects they’ve recently finished or are still delivering.

Mostly funded by grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the projects are very diverse, ranging across collecting oral history testimonies from refugee and migrant groups; fashion in Moss Side; to the role of the British Empire in the First World War. The showcase provided a welcome opportunity to share projects with members of the public and to meet and talk with other groups.