Global Cotton Connections of the Derwent Valley: creative reflections

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On Saturday 20th June 2015, the heritage legacies materials produced as part of the Global Cotton Connections project by the Nottingham Slave Trade Legacies and Sheffield Hindu Samaj groups will be presented and celebrated at Cromford Mills, Derbyshire. This event is part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Connected Communities Festival Fortnight 2015.

This free event is open to anyone interested in reflecting on the global connections of the Derwent Valley and its World Heritage Site. It presents and celebrates the heritage legacy materials produced by two community groups of African Caribbean and Indian cultural backgrounds as part of the Global Cotton Connections: East Meets West in the Derbyshire Peak District, UK project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The Nottingham Slave Trade Legacies group has produced a short film on cotton and its connections to the slave trade and their experiences of the presentation of this history in Derwent Valley cotton mill venues. The Sheffield Hindu Samaj group has created a selection of poetry and photos reflecting on Peak District cotton histories and legacies, and a guided walk. The 45 minute sessions will involve presentation of the film and photos and poetry readings, together with Q&A discussions with a panel of Slave Trade Legacies and Hindu Samaj group members. The venue will also host other materials related to the Global Cotton Connections project, coordinated by the universities of Nottingham, Sheffield and Leicester, including historical research information.

The sessions will be held at 10 am, 12 noon and 2 pm in the Exhibition room at Cromford Mills, Cromford, Derbyshire.

For further details please contact Susanne Seymour: susanne.seymour@nottingham.ac.uk

The Connected Communities Programme aims to build powerful collaborations between researchers and communities to generate distinctive research insights on the changing role of communities in sustaining and enhancing our quality of life and to produce legacies of value for both future research and for communities. The Programme is led by the AHRC in partnership with other Research Councils and a range of other organisations.

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