Black History Month
Three workshops using the themes of ‘Saluting Our Sisters’ and ‘Before Windrush’, inspired by the museum’s Afro-Caribbean collections.
The theme of Saluting our Sisters highlights the crucial role that black women have played in shaping history, inspiring change, and building communities. This year’s celebration will showcase pioneering black women who have made remarkable contributions to literature, music, fashion, sport, business, politics, academia, social and health care, and more.
The theme of Before Windrush examines the lives of Black Britons who were living in the UK before the arrival of the Empire Windrush in 1948. Along with exploring the under-reported stories of black doctors and nurses working in healthcare before the NHS.
Writing workshop (adults)
Storytelling family workshop
Object handling and storytelling session inspired by a selection of Afro-Caribbean objects including; grass slippers, baskets, gourds and the duho (pictured below).
Print making workshop with textile artist EvaD
12:30-2pm and 3-4:30pm
Inspired by our collections of African and Caribbean objects and traditional West African textiles, work alongside textile artist EvaD to make your own art print to take home and frame.
Using a mixture of pre-made and made by you stamps, free hand drawings, paintings and collage you’ll create a beautiful and bright artwork. All materials are provided, this workshop will include paint so please wear appropriate clothing.
Suitable for all ages and abilities, children under 5 will need adult assistance.Pre-booking is essential.