On Wednesday 29th January 2020, the Naz Legacy Foundation held its first Diversity Day of 2020. We were joined by over 50 young people from over five London boroughs at the Tower of London to learn about the rich heritage of diverse communities in British history. Of the pupils who attended the Tower of London Diversity Day, only 3% were frequent visitors to arts and heritage sites, 57% were infrequent visitors (1-3 trips per year) and 40% never visited arts and heritage sites.
Cultural organisations, like The Tower of London, are working hard to encourage greater engagement and wider participation for all minority groups.
The Tower of London hosted a Diversity Day for pupils to learn about the history of the Tower, to explore the unique collections (including the Crown Jewels) and learn about the diverse number of roles that are connected to working in the Arts, heritage and museum sector.
Additionally, pupils attended a workshop on spoken word poetry, facilitated by renowned artists Ms Yankey and Fusion. The pupils were given the opportunity to write spoken word exploring the role diverse communities have played in Britain historically. Pictures and examples of their spoken word can be watched here