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'The Journey' Project

Leicester, UK, September 25, 2006 – BBC Leicester is celebrating 10 years of Leicester's newest and fastest-growing community called 'The Journey'. The project is a series of exciting programmes and events looking at the Somali community.

All this week a series of exciting programme features and events on BBC Radio Leicester (104.9FM, DAB & Online) and BBC East Midlands Today (BBC One at 18:30) looks at the contribution made by Leicester's Somali Community, many of whom have traveled from far and wide to settle in the region.

Take a look at our events and listings for 'The Journey' project here...

BBC Leicester's 'The Journey' Events and Listings >

From Monday 25 September to Sunday 01 October, BBC Radio Leicester and BBC East Midlands Today looks to celebrate the diversity of the Somali people, who have made Leicester their home and focus on the history of the community and what the future holds.

'The Journey' project evolved from consultation and inspiration from the Leicester's Somali community.

"'The Journey' is a fantastic and exciting week of programmes and events looking at one of Leicester's newest and dynamic community."

Tina Mistry, 'The Journey' Project Coordinator

Over the last few months St Mathews Community Solutions Centre and Urban Solutions Network UK have been working with BBC Radio Leicester and Arts Council England's - Roots Project in developing this project.

Project coordinator Tina Mistry says, "'The Journey' is a fantastic and exciting week of programmes and events looking at one of Leicester's newest and dynamic community.

The Roots Project is a BBC English Regions and Arts Council England partnership designed to build new audiences by raising the profile of African, Asian, Caribbean and Chinese arts in mainstream broadcasting.

'The Journey' project has been developed in partnership with St Mathews Community Solutions Centre, Urban Solutions Network UK as part of   BBC and Arts Council England’s - Roots Project.

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