The Ghana Society UK – Sharing the history and culture of Ghana and West Africa.
Earlier this year The Ghana Society UK was awarded £10,000 through the Community Recovery Fund. This funding was awarded by BLCF and Luton Borough Council to help community groups and charities in Luton return to activity over 2022.
As part of this activity, The Ghana Society partnered with Learning through the Arts to create a photographic exhibition showcasing the lesser-known impact of African soliders in WW2. Alongside this, they returned to the mall to take over a shopfront for Kentefest 2022, which showcased art and craft items from Ghana.
CEO Maria Lovell said: “We have been given the much needed opportunity to showcase and share our rich cultural heritage within the Community to enhance cohesion through our activities, many people from diverse backgrounds have participated in our cultural workshops and educative exhibitions bringing a deeper understanding of African history and pride.
It’s been most beneficial for both adults and Young people to learn about African history, music , dance food and cultural costumes and there’s more to be done for Black History.
We aim to continue telling our story through our Create to Connect project and are grateful to our funders BLCF for the support.”
The exhibition remains live in the Mall, Luton until the end of November 2022.