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Digitally Archiving Your Heritage

Cultures CIC & BAM!Sistahood Project

The BAM! Sistahood! Project focuses on the cultural, social and political heritage of four generations of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) women in the North East of England. The project will engage diverse communities, traditionally omitted from many regional heritage projects, in the recovery, mapping, research, digital archiving and promotion of North East BAMER women’s unique cultural and political identities and heritage.  This participatory and learner led project will engage women in their own strands of unique personal and community histories whilst placing it within the greater context of a rich tapestry of BAMER women’s movement and active cultural engagement in the region.


The BAM! Sistahood! Project is a groundbreaking project, unique in its perspective and approach both supporting and advocating that BAMER women remain decision makers and custodians of their own heritage. The BAM! Sistahood! Project participants are also agents of change creating a blueprint for future generations of community and participant led digital heritage projects.


The BAM! Sistahood Project is not only about recovering a lost and underrepresented heritage but also about promoting the ongoing revelations of living in a region with the fastest growing demographic of BAMER communities in the country. The project celebrates this past and future diversity whilst authentically reflecting BAMER women’s vast cultural, social and political contribution.


This project has now come to an end and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all the participants.  Photograph's of the sessions will be displayed on our website soon and if you are interested in taking part in any future projects please keep visiting our website for further details or contact Cultures CIC on 01642 605838 or email



Photos of Project Sessions
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