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This Autumn, we Celebrate Black History Month by bringing back the Caribbean Living Room installation and engaging the Borough in fun, workshops and culture to spread the joy of "old skool" skills like Crochet, Dressmaking, Poetry and Head-wrapping. Young People and Elders from the Borough can come together, enjoy some good old fashioned 1960s vibes whilst sharing stories, playing music, displaying art, doing workshops and exchanging ideas. Because Shepherds Bush Market has been the home to diversity and creativity for many years and is the emotional heart of the Borough for many people who came to the area in the 1960s we will display specially developed samples of Poetry and Images around the Market together with QR codes for people to hear the pieces being read out. In addition to this we will record "Caribbean Voices" talking about their History and edit and upload these into a BT Telephone Seat Listening Booth which will be donated to the Borough Libraries.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
It's a great opportunity to bring together two generations in one big creative project that benefits the whole community. Using the Market as the backdrop for the pieces of art will create a Caribbean flavour that will trigger memories in the Elders and be fun and educational for the Young people who engage with it. The festival will bring back the popular “Summer Reminiscence Room Exhibition” for people to visit and will be an engaging space to learn about our history and the Elders around us as well as understanding our Identity and role within our community over art, music, and good conversation.
Steps to get it done:
The Exhibition will be educational as there will be interesting interactive artefacts on display as well as artefacts that are real and tangible. We will also run free cultural workshops to increase engagement and pass on skills and these will include a poetry workshop where the finished pieces of poetry will be displayed in the market throughout November.
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