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Sankofa project - have your say!

As part of the Sankofa project we ran a series of free workshops, providing help and advice on how you could best look after personal objects and things and how to research and record your personal histories.

Did you attend one of our workshops? Did you find them helpful? Would you like to see more or similar workshops in the future? Tell us what you think about the Sankofa project by completing our short online survey and be in with the chance to win a £25 voucher for the Maritime Dining Room at Merseyside Maritime Museum.

Past events

Family tree workshop

This workshop will help you to start to think about how you might research your own family history. The workshop is led by Carlston Walters, chair of the Caribbean Family History Group for Solihull and Birmingham. He will use examples from his own research into his Caribbean heritage to help you explore your family tree.

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Tell your story - how to archive workshop

Heritage consultant, Heather Roberts will be giving us simple and practical advice on how best to keep your archives. An archive can be anything that tells your story, from newspaper clippings, letters, photos or objects.

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Listen to your elders - oral history workshop

Learn how to plan and record interviews. Dr Emma Vickers is a senior lecturer in social history at Liverpool John Moores University. She will introduce you to the practice and methods of doing an oral history interview, making it as straightforward as possible.

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Sankofa project

Working together to explore Liverpool's Black experience.

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Helen Woolstencroft: from migration to me

In this guest blog for the Sankofa project and as part of Black History Month, artist Helen Woolstencroft reveals how family and history play an important role in her sense of identity as an artist.

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