The Hidden Presence initiative was founded by Dr Shawn Sobers, Ruth Hecht and Rob Mitchell in 2009, growing out of the Re:Interpretation research project, in partnership between Firstborn Creatives, National Trust and English Heritage.
Finding out about the fascinating stories of Black people who lived in Britain before the 20th Century, they became inspired to take this work forward and commission creative responses to these untold pieces of history.
To date three key projects have taken place under the Hidden Presence banner, with additional smaller initiatives happening in other sites.
Click on the links in the menu above to find out more about the projects that have taken place.
Partner organisations of Hidden Presence have included:
(in alphabetical order);
Photography Research Group – UWE