Launch Event: Jamaica Hidden Histories: Sugar Was King
5 September 2015, 12pm – 2pm
Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Full Spectrum Production presents the culmination of a two year project to uncover and showcase historical, cultural and economic links between Jamaica and Britain. This Nottingham exhibition forms the final part of a national gallery tour.
Jamaica Hidden Histories: Sugar Was King explores how the global history of sugar has impacted on localised domestic culture in Britain and Jamaica. In a workshop held at NAE in August 2014, Jamaican elders residing in Nottingham shared their memories of traditional sweets and treats, made and eaten while growing up in Jamaica. Through these oral testimonies (in video and print format) and a collection of archival photographs, the exhibition explores how sugar has left a legacy central to British and Jamaican heritage. The exhibition also features the work of notable Jamaican-born artists from Nottingham, Esmel May and Lorna Holder.
Join us for a stimulating panel discussion as part of the exhibition on Saturday 31 October, 12pm – 2pm (see page 11 for details)