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3 February 2009
MY LIFE, MY WORDS
exhibition explores the lives and experiences of people from
Liverpool’s Black communities and their relationships with the
My Life, My Words 2 February 2009 to July 2009 features the lives
and experiences of three senior community members told through
videos and images.
The video and images that will be shown are:-
Hulbert Priddie, born in 1930, who came to Liverpool in 1955 from
Trinidad and Tobago.
Stella Wilke was born in 1942 and was originally from Guyana. Mrs
Wilke moved to Liverpool with her two eldest children in 1962 – her
husband had come the previous year.
Rudolf Murray was born in 1933 and came from Barbados. He sailed to
Liverpool as a merchant seaman in 1952.
My Life, My Words has six images portraying aspects of their lives.
There is a touch screen on which visitors can listen to their oral
histories on the following four topics: First impressions of
Liverpool, Working, Living in Liverpool and How Liverpool has
Angela Robinson, curator of transatlantic slavery, says:-
“This revealing exhibition is another opportunity for the
International Slavery Museum to engage with the community.
It helps the museum, which opened in 2007, to develop closer links
with Liverpool’s Black communities – telling their history in
relation to the city and the legacies of transatlantic slavery.”
The exhibition will be held in the International Slavery Museum,
Albert Dock, Liverpool and it will be FREE admission. Opening times
every day will be from 10am to 5pm. If you require more information
then please do ring 0151 478 4499 or visit the museum's website
DIGITAL BRITAIN REPORT FALLS SHORT ON RECOMMENDATIONS FOR
FUNDING NEXT GENERATION BROADBAND
release of the Digital Britain report, Thinkbroadband.com questions
whether Lord Carter’s recommendations are actually going to bring
real hope to the 30% of UK households that to date have not seen the
full benefits of a competitive broadband market.
Andrew Ferguson, editor of Thinkbroadband.com commented that:- “Many had expectations that the report would provide a clear way
forward, but we are left with promises of more watching and
assessing, which is frustrating for the million’s of UK households
who are currently missing out of the full capabilities of
With next generation Broadband being the hot topic for broadband
Britain, the report seems to be backing a fibre to the curb (FTTC)
solution at a cost of around £5bn. However Ferguson highlights
that:- “The report falls short of recommending how funds
should be made available to ensure a true future proof fibre network
is rolled out. The Universal Service Obligation (USO) looks set to
be delivered by a mixture of first generation broadband solutions,
and 2Mbps by 2012 while a step up from dial-up, is going to very
quickly be outpaced by applications and changes in internet usage.
As people embrace a digital content culture, we will be increasingly
looking at homes with multiple devices using the broadband
connection, which is when 10Mbps and faster connections come into
If the report is intended to nudge the industry in the right
direction without public investment is very much a double edged
sword. Parts of the UK will have 50Mbps in 2009, and some 40% of
homes by 2012 will have the choice of 50Mbps from Virgin Media and
similar speeds from BT, but the question still stands as to how far
the firms will go and whether their current investment plans can be
carried out during a recession. This report was an opportunity to
ensure the UK had a clear path towards a future proof e-economy, but
with the current proposals we are going to have campaigns every four
or five years to resolve broadband speed/coverage issues.”
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also let us know what you think of Lord Carter's recommendations.
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