Mandela8 are pleased to announce that Curtis Watt has been appointed as their new Young Media Group Project Manager.
The local multi-artist will head up a new element of an ongoing heritage project, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, that will uncover and reveal key elements of Liverpool 8’s community heritage, with a particular focus on activism during the years of the anti-apartheid struggles and on local people’s connections with Princes Park.
Curtis will work closely with schools, youth groups, community organisations, cultural organisations including National Museums Liverpool, and housing organisations, in the development and dissemination of educational materials produced by Mandela8.
The performance poet has previously written and presented a piece to celebrate the visit of Dr Makaziwe Mandela and her daughter, Tukwini Mandela, in February 2019, at a Civic Reception hosted by Liverpool City Council and Mandela8 in honour of Nelson Mandela, on the 29th anniversary of his release from prison.
The Community Heritage Project will continue into 2021 with Curtis Watt taking up the position of Young Media Group Project Manager. For all the latest updates on Mandela8 and their work in the community, please visit mandela8.org.uk and be sure to follow @Mandela800 on Twitter.