Day Trip 1960s, candy floss rocks, ice cream, Esmal May

Jamaica Hidden Histories: Sugar was King

Mezzanine Gallery

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Full Spectrum Productions present the culmination of a two-year project to uncover and showcase historical, cultural and economic links between Jamaica and Britain. This forms the final part of a UK gallery tour.

The project explores the impact Sugar has had 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 resulting exhibition will explore 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. Details of related events and opportunities for schools and the general public will feature in the September edition of the NAE brochure.

Launch Event: Saturday 5 September, 12pm – 2pm (ADVANCED BOOKING REQUIRED)




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