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Arnolfini - est 1961

Historic England and AHRC Care for the Future present a day of thinking, talking, and exploring the complexity of memorial, understanding and debate around historical figures and events.

Bringing together academics, museum and heritage sector professionals, and artists, this exploration of Britain’s contested heritage will look at how the past is interpreted and displayed in public spaces and cultural institutions. 

The day will draw on conversations already seeking to address Bristol’s past, including the renaming of Colston Hall; Bristol Old Vic, Ujima Radio, and the Bristol Evening Post’s City Conversations; and the Diaspora Season of Arts and Understanding, led by artist and Bristol’s Lord Mayor, Cleo Lake.


Evening reception

Alongside the day of workshops and conversations, Black Artists on the Move, Historic England, and Arnolfini are pleased to present work by Helen Wilson-Roe and Bandele Iyapo in our Front Room – offering an artistic perspective on the issues, concerns, and personal stories of memorialisation and heritage. 

The evening reception will also include a spoken word performance by Tina Otito Tamsho-Thomas – with DJ Devolicious in our Front Room. 


Image by Helen Wilson-Roe.