Jamaica 50 exhibition is now open at the Community Gallery at Birmingham Museums, 26th May – 30th September 2012.
This exhibition has been created and developed by the Kingsway Project. The exhibition is one of the largest dedicated to celebrating Jamaica in the UK; it gives an introduction to the history and heritage of Jamaica, exploring older people’s experiences of Independence Day in 1962 and their experience of coming to settle in Birmingham.
Coinciding with the arrival of the Jamaican Olympic team, the exhibition has been designed to foster pride in Jamaica’s history and achievements, and has involved young people interviewing older people about their lives.
It emphasises the richness of Jamaica’s history and heritage, including its ethnic and cultural diversity as well as the achievements of famous Jamaican people across many areas, including people such as Mary Seacole.