Recently, I was angered on hearing from a number of people by phone and on social networking sites that Munira Mirza (Advisor to the Mayor of London on Arts and Culture) had proclaimed on national TV a funding cut by the Mayor for Black History
Engagement in the heritage sector is often fraught with difficulties. Ever noticed if you’re not white that when you go to your local or sometimes a national genealogical or family history centre people look at you as if to say “hey your
A few days ago I attended an evening debate at the Tate Britain to coincide with the launch of the thought-provoking and skilful art piece by Yinka Shonibare MBE on the fourth plinth at Trafalgar Square. The debate entitled Message in a bottle – debating
Born in Mombasa, Kenya in 1960 a third generation Kenyan Goan, Clifford Pereira came to Britain in 1971.
He was educated in Bexleyheath and worked in geophysics in Britain, Saudi Arabia and Oman (1980-1986). Cliff left the Oil industry to complete a BA(Hon), majoring in Geography with Asian Studies at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland in 1989. After university he worked in the Travel industry based in London. Since 2000 Cliff has worked on several history projects for the National Maritime Museum (2002-2004 & 2009), Bexley Local Studies (2004-2005) and most recently as Guest Curator and consultant on a number of projects for the Royal Geographical Society (RGS). He has been a consultant to the Bexley Heritage Trust, Heritage Lottery Fund, the Mayor’s Commission on African and Asian Heritage, Royal Dockyard Chatham and to the UNESCO Slave Route project.