One of my colleagues received an email last week about your Ugandan fashion extravaganza and we would love to be able to involve your organisation, your members and your designers in our current project – the Commonwealth Jubilee Time Capsule. The capsule is a unique global history project collecting stories from all over the Commonwealth using innovative media to mark Her Majesty’s Diamond
Calling all Ugandan Diaspora!
One of the areas that we are especially interested in is the movement of Commonwealth nationals around the world and we are keen to hear your Diaspora stories, about a day in the last 60 years that is meaningful to you, your family and your community. Someone from your organisation could even upload pictures and videos from the fashion extravaganza to the capsule or interview the musicians and designers that are taking part and upload their memories of the day or any other commonwealth memory they may have.
A small example we would like to share with you is that of Gabrielle McGuinness, a
Drawing this social history archive together through a range of innovative media, we plan to create a truly unique resource to enable teachers, universities, academics, writers and beyond to engage in world events in an accessible and informative manner.
We have memories from the Commonwealth Secretary General talking about women, Don McKinnon (the former New Zealand Prime Minister) talking about a day he met Mugabe and John Howard (the former Australian Prime Minster) talking about cricket; plus hundreds more personal memories of political changes, national days, tsunamis, sport, apartheid and more here: www.jubileetimecapsule.org
We are keen to hear your stories and reach your communities, both those who are on and offline. Please do contact us me on firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0) 20 7766 9227 if you have any questions.
I shall look forward to hearing from you and it would be great to hear any ideas that you have about how you could be involved in this project. If there are any stories from your community that you believe are especially interesting and deserve special attention we may be able to arrange interviews at our
Jubilee Time Capsule Steering Committee
Tel: +44 (0)7738 291216
See here for the Commonwealth Jubilee Time Capsule, the RCS' new initiative and exciting global history project: www.jubileetimecapsule.org
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