Celebrating Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) cultures and contributions in Salford

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In recognition of Black History month, health and care partners in Salford have teamed up with a renowned artist, Allie Crewe to develop a pop up exhibition.  This will include portraits and stories of staff and communities celebrating their history and culture and the contribution to health and wellbeing in Salford.  It will also highlight the huge range of public and third sector roles in Salford and provide inspire others to follow in their footsteps.

Partners include Salford University, Healthwatch Salford, NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Salford Primary Care Together, Greater Manchester Mental Health Foundation Trust and Salford Council for Voluntary Services.

Allie Crewe’s portrait work, having previously exhibited at the Getty Gallery and Lloyds in London, has met with critical acclaim. Described as “Highly rated, sincere, poignant and classical” by Magnum photography and , “..a terrific body of work filled with heart and empathy” by LensCulture, her work was shortlisted for the prestigious Portrait of Britain in 2017. www.allie-crewe.uk

Black History month takes place in October every year and is an annual commemoration of the history, achievements and contributions of black people in the UK. From educational talks to food festivals, this month is jam-packed with events celebrating African and Caribbean cultures and histories.

The idea for the exhibition originated from Salford’s BAME Mental Health Ambassadors who wanted to celebrate Salford’s diverse culture and include Black, Asian and ethnic minority stories and portraits. 

How to be involved

We’re looking for BAME staff working in Salford and contributing to health and wellbeing to be part of an exciting art project to help celebrate Salford’s diverse workforce and cultural history.  Partners include Salford University, NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Greater Manchester Mental Health Foundation Trust, Healthwatch Salford, Salford City Council, Salford Primary Care and Salford Council for Voluntary Services.

We have teamed up with renowned artist, Allie Crewe (a Salford University alummi).  Allie Crewe’s portrait work, having previously exhibited at the Getty Gallery and Lloyds in London, has met with critical acclaim. Described as “highly rated, sincere, poignant and classical” by Magnum photography and , “..a terrific body of work filled with heart and empathy” by LensCulture, her work was shortlisted for the prestigious Portrait of Britain in 2017 www.allie-crewe.uk.  Allie’s ‘you brought your own light’ transgender exhibition is currently on show at Salford University.

Our Salford exhibition needs local heroes like you!  We will be developing portraits and stories and sharing these throughout October as part of Black History month.  

Photoshoots will take place on Thursday, August 22 or Tuesday,  August 27 or we can be flexible depending on needs.

Please express an interest by emailing amanda.rafferty@nhs.net or calling (0161) 212 6243 by Friday, August 9, 2019.