Section: East Midlands

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The Big Squeeze: poverty bites in Derby suburb

Central Bylines Team

Revive Healthy Living Centre is a charity based in Chaddesden, Derby. It covers the areas of Chaddesden, Oakwood and Spondon, as well as its heartland of Derwent. It is one of many small charities that have been working overtime through the pandemic and see first hand the impacts of government policy and economic changes.  Alongside […]

Slavery in the Midlands

Molly Woodcock

The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, begun by UNESCO, is held on the 23rd of August every year. To commemorate this day, Molly Woodcock investigates some links the Midlands had with not only the slave trade, but also the abolition of the slave trade and slavery.

Leicester find sheds light on historic Casta paintings

Simon Ferrigno
Casta Leicester

When Leicester’s Tara Munroe, an expert in Black Heritage and director of Opal 22 Arts and Edutainment found a stash of paintings ‘ stacked by the back door at Leicester’s New Walk Museum’ in 2009, she had no idea just how important these were at first. 

Play review

From Galen to Gallstones – A review

Central Bylines Team
Galen to Gallstones

July’s Buxton Festival Fringe saw the debut of our very own Anna Girolami’s play, Laudable Pus (from Galen to Gallstones), a witty romp through the annals of medical history. The play was entertaining for old and young. In the relaxed setting of the High Peak bookstore, the highest bookshop in England, the well attended show […]