The Empire Needs Men
Stripped to the waist and sweated chest
Midday's reprieve brings much-
From trenches deep toward the sky.
28th June 1914, this date is a defining date for world history -
The assassination of the heir to the Austria-
But how did the death of one man, lead to such a catastrophe,
and what does it have to do with Africans?
The Empire Needs Men Exhibition travels throughout London with a thought-
Previous Workshops and Talks
The Battle of the Somme Project investigated the presence and contribution of Black soldiers during this key battle of World War One. 2016 marked the centenary of the Battle of the Somme in which there were Black soldiers present from Britain, the Caribbean, and Africa.
The project engaged over 230 people who participated in a range of activities including a 5-
The Empire Needs Men with Gangs Unite
In August 2014, we worked with Gangs Unite, an organisation helping young people at risk of exclusion and gang affiliation. Over a period of three weeks we delivered workshops to a group of ten young people. The group people learnt about the contribution of African people from the Caribbean Islands, Africa, America and Britain to World War I.
The Empire Needs Men with 100 Mothers Movement
In August 2014 we organised a trip to the Imperial War Museum to learn and explore about the contribution of Africans to World War I.
School workshops have taken place in Barlby Primary School, Risley Avenue Primary School and Oxford Gardens Primary School. For more information, please contact info@narrative-