The Out of Africa Campaign Exhibition will be making it’s debut at The Public, gallery in West Bromwich, West Midlands on 20th October 2012.
The exhibition will run until 25th November 2012. A special launch event will be held on the 24th October 2012, and will be attended by some of the people who contributed to the project.
Before moving to its permanent home at Football Unites Racism Divides, in Sheffield, the exhibition will be displayed in various other venues around Britain including the Wolverhampton Wanderers Museum.
The Out of Africa Exhibition also falls in line with the activities and celebrations of Black History Month, and Kick it Out’s Anti Racism Week of Action.
The Out of Africa Campaign is pleased to announce the launch of its website.
The Out of Africa Campaign is a ground-breaking project. In September 2011, Centre Spot CIC was awarded a Heritage Lottery Grant to deliver the project which highlights the important contribution Africa, and its footballers have made to football in the UK.
This exciting initiative will focus specifically on the role players from the second-biggest continent in the world have played in transforming professional football in Britain, by raising the aspirations of young people of African heritage and in supporting football in tackling racism and breaking down social barriers, as well as the entertainment they have brought to fans across the UK.
The website will continue to be updated with more features, including the publishing of articles about African Footballers in the UK.
There is also a dedicated You Tube channel which will feature short videos on subjects related to African Footballers in the UK, including interviews with Footballers both past and present https://www.youtube.com/user/ooacampaign .
The project also includes the production of a documentary with a supplementary Educational Pack and a national touring Exhibition which will be launched on the 24th October 2012 as part of the Kick It Out Anti-Racism Week of Action and Black History Month.
If you have a keen interest in African Football, or the contribution of African footballers and would like to contribute to the site or the project as a whole, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Centre Spot on 0121 533 7170.