25 Objeks And Tings for Christmas

Caribbean Christmas traditions are laden with meaning and include reminders of the African, Caribbean and British culture, customs and history. They confirm Caribbean identity. Food, fellowship and fun characterises the festive season with many events going on until sun-up as revellers enjoy seasonal ceremonies, public and private events. Though Christmas

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Pearl Alcock – the art of living

Come with me on a whistle-stop tour of the life that was Pearl Alcock nee Smith. A life that began in Jamaica and ended in England. A life that experienced abuse, a loveless marriage and the loss of a child before it flowered again and lit up the lives of

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70 Objeks & Tings Exhibition

Our new exhibition, 70 Objeks & Tings, launches at the Streetlife Museum in Hull on Saturday 2 October – celebrating 70 years of Caribbeans in the UK as part of Black History Month. The title ’70 Objeks & Tings – Celebrating 70 Years of Caribbeans in the UK’ is a

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Black History Month 2021 – let’s make it a festival of celebration

Last year, I wrote that Black Lives Matter protests around the world had sparked a commitment among many individuals and organisations to educate themselves about Black history, heritage and culture – as part of understanding racism and standing in solidarity against it. So a year on, has anything changed for

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Caribbean-style New Year’s Resolutions for a Blessed 2021

2020 was historic for all the wrong reasons. Hopefully now that 2021 is here we can finally start doing more of the things that matter to us and keep the legacy of our heritage alive! Here are some ideas to see you through the next few months as you look

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5 books to read over Christmas

This selection is set in the Caribbean with references to Jamaica, Trinidad, St Lucia and Haiti. Pirate Latitudes – Michael Crichton An action-packed novel set in the 17th century.  The story is about a fictional privateer Captain Charles Hunter who having been hired by Jamaica’s Governor Sir James Almont plots to

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5 inspirational readings & quotes voted for by Friends of Museumand

For with God nothing shall be impossible – Luke 1:37 suggested by Karen Okra. For God so loved the World, that he gave his only begotten son that whosever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life – St John 3:16 suggested by Chelsie Wint. To everything there

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Caribbean Christmas

Top 5 Caribbean Christmas Tunes

Enjoy these not just on Christmas Day but throughout December. Whether you whine or just listen to the beat – enjoy! 1. Relaxing Caribbean Steel Pan Christmas Music – Tropical Beach Christmas 2. Christmas Medley on Steel Drums by Ravon Rhoden 3. Merry Caribbean Christmas by Treagus Reggae/Caribbean Instrumental Christmas Mix

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Top 5 films to watch this Christmas

Old Caribbean Christmas Film Classics that families can watch together on TV (or in your garden cinema under the heat lamp) to get you in the Festive Holiday Spirit… 1. Almost Christmas (2016) Cast: Danny Glover, Gabrielle Union, Mo’Nique, Kimberly Elise, Romany Malco, J.B. Smoove, Nicole Ari Parker, Omar Epps

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Xmas Gift Guide

Christmas Gift Guide

Museumand’s Christmas Gift Guide 2020 Inspire your Christmas shopping with our festive gift guide designed to help you find unique presents for your family and friends while supporting black businesses in the UK and beyond.   Bath, body, beauty & barnetThe Afro Hair & Skin Company The Afro Hair &

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