Poetry and spoken word with Adisa

Session times: 1.45-2.15pm, 2.30-3pm, 3.15-3.45pm

Join us for a fun-filled interactive afternoon with spoken word artist Adisa. Create poetry and spoken word inspired by our new photography exhibition ‘We Are Here’.

‘We Are Here’ focuses on Waltham Forest’s ‘Windrush’ residents who came to the UK from the Caribbean to create new lives in the borough from the 1950s to the 1970s.

The exhibition will include 50 new photographic portraits alongside over 100 personal family pictures, mementos and oral testimonies, providing a peek into lives lived in the borough.

Windrush Animated Film by Keston Neunie

Meet Joyce and Herman, sharing their story of their lives in the UK in animated film.  This film has been written, directed and produced by Keston Neunie and won best short film at the Carribean Tales Toronto 2012 film festival.

Artist’s Talk on the ‘We Are Here’ project from Image17

Online Event – registration required

Meet the photographers who have created We Are Here, Image17’s latest photography exhibition. Hear how the project came to life, see some behind the scenes images and film footage, followed by a virtual taster tour of the exhibition.

‘We Are Here’ focuses on Waltham Forest’s ‘Windrush’ residents who came to the UK from the Caribbean to create new lives in the borough from the 1950s to the 1970s.

The exhibition includes 50 new photographic portraits alongside over 100 personal family pictures, mementos and oral testimonies, providing a peek into lives lived in the borough.

Please note that this is a virtual event and will be recorded.

Register now: Via Eventbrite

Start Your Family Tree with Cultural & Ancestral Consultant Selena Carty

Online Event – registration required

Ever wanted to know how to start (or finish) your Family Tree? Here’s your chance.

Ideal for parents and children, great for adults too.

Join Cultural & Ancestral Consultant Selena Carty, for a 1-hour guide where you will understand and learn about:

  • Why thinking about developing a Family Tree is Important
  • Creating a Children’s Legacy Guide
  • Overview: How to start / Continue your Family Tree if already started
  • Understand the benefits of a Family Tree
  • Investigate some of the perceived challenges
  • Explore a few of the opportunities

Register now: Via Eventbrite
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About Selena Carty

Cultural & Ancestral Consultant: Afro Centric Genealogist & Founder/Creator of the BlackPoppyRose

Selena has embarked upon a journey of Cultural & Ancestral awareness since 2008. She is driven by love and passion for the truth about her African communities’ history and the importance of that heritage being celebrated and respected. Selena has delivered workshops and learning events for leading cultural organisations throughout the UK including the Black Cultural Archives and the National Archives.

She is founder of www.blackpoppyrose.org – created to be a symbol that represents the contributions made by the African/Black/Caribbean/Pacific Islands communities to various wars since the 16th century.

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