Black Heroes Foundation

Area: Battersea

Type: Organisation

Art form: Art, Music, Writer

Biography / Artist statement

Black Heroes Foundation brings joy, using the arts to celebrate and tell the stories of our Heroes, educating, celebrating and empowering our audiences. Black Lives Matter.

Our aim is to eradicate ignorance of Black Heritage and to encourage better understanding and further enhance our multicultural society.

Joyce Fraser is the Chair of the Black Heroes Foundation. She set it up in order to preserve the legacy and work of her late husband Flip Fraser (Peter Randolph Fraser), who was the first editor of the Voice Newspaper and creator of the epic show ‘Black Heroes in the Hall of Fame', which celebrated 5,000 years of Black History in one night of theatre.

Our very first project, the award-winning “Black Heroes Soul Food Café”, took place in Battersea, at the Leilani Restaurant on Lavender Hill, funded by our first ever grant, which was from Wandsworth Council, who have supported us ever since. We are pleased to say that it has been relaunched as a much needed event during the current pandemic. The Virtual Black Heroes Soul Food Café is now on Eventbrite, along with our other events, such as the weekly Virtual Locomotion, where we go online to learn about our heroes, sing, dance and have fun, welcoming the elders of our community. Enjoy from the comfort of your lounge!

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