Carlisle museum Tullie House has partnered with a local group dedicated to increasing the visibility and representation of people of colour for a new exhibition.

Tullie House has joined forces with M-Unit, a Carlisle community interest company formed to help increase the public prominence of the city's Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.

The project, funded by the Celebrate National Lottery Community fund, hopes to support and amplify the voices of young people of colour in the local area.

This venture is being launched alongside Tullie House's own efforts to further explore its own collections, as well as the history of the area, to uncover and better represent the history of ethnic minorities in Cumbria.

Lindsey Atkinson, community and young people coordinator and a trustee of M-Unit said the project was inspired by the "powerful messages" seen held by those who attended the recent Black Lives Matter demonstration in Carlisle.

The project is asking both young people of colour and allies to submit T-shirt designs in celebration of free speech.

Young people are being encouraged to share personal thoughts, views, stories, or simply a statement of solidarity.

Thirty of the t-shirt submissions will be displayed at Tullie House.

It is hoped the project will start useful conversations and connect people in positive ways around the vital topics of ethnicity, equality, and racism.

Lindsey said: "We want to reach more people, hear what young people have to say and take their statements to a wider audience.

"While we cannot hold practical workshops or physically bring people together right now, this project allows us to connect people in an alternative way.

"The exhibition will show how powerful our voices can be, together.”

To get involved, search "Youth Solidarity Project" on the Tullie House website.

Submissions for the project close at 5.00pm on August 5.