The World Reimagined Has Launched!

The World Reimagined Has Launched!

A new UK-wide charitable art education project is inviting the public to explore the UK’s relationship with the Transatlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans, its impact on UK society; and how we can take action to make racial justice a reality. Alongside the launch of 10 sculpture trails across 7 UK cities of large Globe sculptures created by artists, 170+ small globes have been created by schools who have taken part in The World Reimagined Learning Programme.

You can see these school globes in select venues across our host cities of Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool City Region, London, and Swansea, with an addition of Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire schools who have joined as a Learning City! The trails will be live until 31 October 2022.

The Learning Programme builds the knowledge and skills that underpin racial justice, which in turn will empower individuals to overcome divisions; reject hatred for compassion; move from despair to hope and take actions that make racial justice a reality in our society.

It is a creative and experiential Journey of Discovery for school communities, featuring Classroom Resources and Leadership in Teaching modules – co-created with artists and subject matter experts including Baroness Floella Benjamin; poet & playwright Inua EllamsProfessor Kehinde Andrews; performance artist & producer, Keisha Thompson and cast members from West End’s Hamilton. This collaboration between artists, educationalists, teachers, and subject matter experts created resources that are both ready to use, and adaptable for the schools’ particular context, and can be used flexibly across the curriculum.

The World Reimagined’s Learning Programme has received support from a broad range of organisations who have made it possible for schools to participate with a powerful commitment to racial justice and education. These organisations include Arts Council England; GE; Herbert Smith Freehills; The Paul Hamlyn Foundation; The Portal Trust; and the City of London, alongside The World Reimagined’s Official Presenting Partner, Sky.

There has never been a greater demand for an educational approach that allows students to collaborate, reconnect, process, and navigate the topic of the Transatlantic Trade of Enslaved Africans. Meaningful programmes are possible if they are led by teachers who are equipped with the right tools and skills, and this learning programme encourages educators to think more critically about whose voices are heard and to create opportunities for young people’s voices to find expression.

The World Reimagined also invites more schools to sign up to the programme for free at


Learning Globe locations

  • Bristol: St Pauls Learning Centre, Horfield Leisure Centre, Bedminster Library, Fishponds Library, Prior Shop, Junction 3 Library
  • Birmingham: Birmingham Museum and Gallery, Millennium Point, Roundhouse Birmingham, Library of Birmingham
  • Leeds: Moor Allerton Community Hub, Horsforth Community Hub, Beeston Community Hub and Library, Seacroft Community Hub, Dewsbury Road Community Hub, Armley Community Hub, Hunslet Community Hub, Kippax Community Hub, Farsley Community Hub, Tetley, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery, City Museum.
  • Leicester: Highcross, Curve Theatre, Beta X, LCB Depot
  • Liverpool: Liverpool Parish Church, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Open Eye Gallery, The Everyman Theatre, The Royal Court Theatre, The World Museum, Toxteth Library, Victoria Gallery and Museum, FACT
  • Liverpool City Region: Bloom Building, Port Sunlight Village Soap Works, The Atkinson, Crosby Library, Wallasey Central Library, Chester Lane Library, Culture Hub (Huyton Library), Halton Lea Library, Eccleston Community Library, Parr Public Library, Rainford Library, St Marie’s Halton and St Helen’s CVS, Thatto Heath Library, Widnes Library, Newton-Le Willows Library, Widnes Library, Liverpool Parish Church
  • London: Pancras Square Library, Holborn Library, The Barbican Library, London Metropolitan Archives, Shoe Lane Library, Islington Square, Rio Cinema, Homerton Library, Lambeth Town Hall, The Ritzy, Brixton House, Royal Docks LAC, Bow Arts Royal Albert Dock, Canning Town Library, Africa Centre, Native Bankside, Native Hyde Park, Victoria Library, Brent Civic Centre/Wembley Library
  • Greater Manchester, Lancashire, and Cheshire: Manchester Central Library, the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre, Ducie Street Warehouse, Moss Side Millennium Powerhouse, Longsight Art Space, HOME, Sainsbury’s Lymm, and the Royal Northern College of Music.
  • Swansea: Glynn Vivian, Grand Theatre, National Waterfront Museum

Posted on 25 August 2022 under General news

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