Embark on a journey across the seas, oceans and rivers that revives the shared history between Tyneside and the West Indies.
This interactive and multimedia exhibit charts the “lost” connections between the two regions through artworks, images, sounds, and performances. Add your own memories to our story-telling booth and join us as we explore history in the making – from slaves and the Caribbean seamen who fought in two world wars, to the sailors who left the North East to cross the Atlantic Ocean and more recent travellers, plus all those who loved them and lived alongside them. The exhibit raises awareness of Tyneside’s international heritage to ask: what memories, objects and understandings of this history remain in the North East? What has been lost? And what can we learn from our history as a maritime region?
Free Admission to this exhibition between 17 – 26 November.
This event is part of the Being Human festival, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities, and takes place 17-25 November. This event is led by the School of Advanced Study – University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. For further information please see beinghuman.org.