V&A Contemporary Caribbean Art and Design Events
Discover the V&A’s Contemporary Caribbean Art and Design working group, enjoy films, a shebeen and take a tour of Caribbean objects.
SPECIAL EVENT: Discover the best in Jamaican, Trinidad and Tobago culture and literature with Margaret Busby and Michael Le Rose, as they explore cultural activism in the arts with New Beacon Books.
Discover the V&A’s Contemporary Caribbean Art and Design working group, enjoy films, a shebeen and take a tour of Caribbean objects. Caribbean Activism in Literature, Art and Design
Friday 19 October, 14.00 – 18.00
Free, but ticketed
TOUR: Searching the Hidden Caribbean
14.00 – 15.15
Enjoy a tour of objects from Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago, meet a scholar, a house servant, a hair grooming kit, a warrior and try to decipher the slogans ‘The Mighty Tamaroo’ and ‘King Peace the Great’. With Avril Horsford, Cultural and Academic Consultant
Contemporary Caribbean Art & Design Working Group, V&A
15.20 – 15.40
See photography, print and sculpture from emerging Contemporary artists from Jamaica and Trinidad as well as share the V&A’s aspirations to build Caribbean collections. With Kaia Charles, Chair Contemporary Art and Design Working Group
Staying Power: Photographing the Black British Experience 1950s-1990s
15.45 – 16.10
Find out about the partnership between Black Cultural Archives and the V&A and Staying Power, the acquisition of works from across the UK by black and less well-known photographers. Hear about the Caribbean photographers and view photographs they took in the UK of Caribbean people and the Diaspora. With Kelly Foster, Oral History Co-ordinator
Caribbean Activism in Books and Archives
16.15 – 16.35
Explore Caribbean activism with New Beacon Books, a specialist who covers the Caribbean’s vast expanse of black culture and literature, and The George Padmore Institute who collect and provide access to archives and rare publications relating to the black experience in Britain and internationally, especially in the Caribbean. With Sarah White
Exploring Caribbean Activism: A Writer’s
16.40 – 17.00
Margaret Busby OBE became the UK’s youngest and first black female publisher when she co- founded Allison & Busby Ltd. She is an award- winning writer, editor, critic, consultant and broadcaster with a wealth of experiences and insights on Caribbean activism and the various activist movements over the last few decades.
How To Be A Caribbean Activist in Literature?
17.05 – 17.30
Renaissance one are producers and curators who work in the literature artform, from fiction an poetry, to spoken word, talks and discussion forums and from book launches and lectures, to national tours.
Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago on Film
14.00 – 18.00
A series of obscure and art films will be screened that show these islands from an alternative viewpoint. Pick up a programme on the day. Part of the UK wide Jamdown Meets Liming Events Series, in collaboration with TILT Part of the UK wide Jamdown Meets Liming Events Series, in collaboration with TILT
Free, advanced booking essential
Fri 19 October 2012 14:00