Art workshop traces the roots of Black music

October is always Black History Month and there’s lots of events on Merseyside especially at the International Slavery Museum and World Museum Liverpool.

Full details for 2009 here

Also there is this art workshop for over 16s..

MUSICAL CONNECTIONS – Art workshop traces the roots of Black music

As part of Black History Month artist Tony Phillips will be hosting some special art workshops tracing and celebrating the history of music of Black origin.

Connecting Threads is a two-day workshop, taking place at Merseyside Maritime Museum from 6 – 8pm on 5/6 or 7/8 October 2009.

Taking inspiration from photographs, illustrations, portraits, musical texts, speeches and  newspapers, participants will be encouraged to explore how to interpret events, ideas and music into a visual narrative using collage techniques.

The culmination of these two-day workshops will be a collection of artwork that will form a ‘scrapbook’. The artworks will be used as a decorative backdrop for the Jiving Lindy Hoppers Dance Event at the Maritime Dining Rooms on 30 October 2009*.

Suitable for those aged over 16, the Connecting Threads workshop is the perfect opportunity to celebrate black culture and get involved with Black History Month, while working with a professional artist to gain some top tips.

To book your tickets for this free event please e-mail or call 0151 478 4441

*Strictly Come Dancing with the Jiving Lindy Hoppers
Maritime Dining Rooms
30 October 2009
7 –  11 pm
An audience with the Jiving Lindy Hoppers:  Join us for an exhilarating evening of live music and dance.  Bar and refreshments available.  Please book places in advance.
*For tickets to this free event please e-mail or call (0151) 478 4441