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Nov 1
Jul 28

Room To Breathe

Arts Migration Museum At The Workshop

  • 1st Nov 2018 - 28th Jul 2019
  • 12:00
  • Migration Museum At The Workshop
  • free

Event Details

Room to Breathe is a new immersive exhibition opening at the Migration Museum on 1 November 2018 inviting you to discover and explore personal stories from generations of new arrivals to Britain. In the face of the external ‘hostile environment’ and fierce debates about immigration policy, Room to Breathe you into the intimate personal and communal spaces created by people starting new lives in Britain. Journey through a series of rooms – from a bedroom to a classroom, a kitchen to a barber’s shop – in which unique personal stories of creating a home, finding work, navigating hardships and making friends are brought to life through audio, films, photographs and personal objects. By opening drawers, picking objects off shelves, pulling up a chair at the kitchen table or sitting at a school desk, visitors will discover stories from over 100 people who have created new lives in Britain. These include Windrush-era arrivals from the Caribbean, NHS workers from across the world, refugee arrivals from the 1930s to the present day, as well as chefs, students, artists, teachers, entrepreneurs and musicians. Visitors will be invited to make these spaces their own by creating art and contributing stories and objects. The exhibition will also serve as a setting for residencies by refugee and migrant artists, as well as a varied programme of events and activities, from cookery classes to flash performances, storytelling evenings to art and craft workshops.

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Lambeth High Street, Waterloo, London, SE1 7AG

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