Community Education Academy of Leadership (CEAL) is pleased launch The Legacy of Industrial Textiles Enterprise (LITE) project. The LITE project is funded by Heritage Lottery Funds, its purpose is to document, collate and publicise the heritage of the textile sector from 1960s to the end of the last century. Our demographic areas are Birmingham, Sandwell and Wolverhampton. We are looking at almost 50 years of invaluable history in the social, economic and cultural contexts.
This ground breaking project involves, inter-generational Interviews from South Asian, African and Caribbean ethnic communities, former Textile employers and employees Interviews, publication production, digitisation of artefacts, Heritage textile skills training and development and touring exhibition in Birmingham, Sandwell and Wolverhampton.
The launch is open to all interested members of the public and is taking place on:
Date: 6 September 2017
Venue: Hawthorns House, Halfords Lane, West Bromwich, West Midlands B66 1BB.
The Launch Programme:
11.20- Welcome/Introductions- Dr. Christopher A Johnson (Chair of CEAL)
11.30- Why the LITE Project? (Harminder Kaur Bhogal)
11.40- Former Employees Live Interviews
12.00- Former Employers perspectives
12.10- Live Musical Performance
12.20 Special Guest Speaker- Professor Monder Ram OBE (Birmingham University)
12.30: Sue Beardsmore Chair of HLF (West Midlands)
12.35 Closing remarks
Lunch and Networking
We look forward to hearing from you.
For further information contact:
Harminder Kaur Bhogal (Project Manager)
Rupinderjit Kaur (Field Officer)