Bradford’s thought provoking Windrush exhibition closes with panel discussion with eminent scholar

An in conversation panel discussion will mark the final day of the thought provoking Windrush Stories: Don’t Give Up exhibition, which has been on display at Bradford Council’s Cartwright Hall Art Gallery since October 2022.

The event on Sunday 12 February 2023 will feature members of Bradford’s Windrush Generations Partnership talking about their experiences of living and working in the Bradford district. It will be chaired by the eminent scholar, Professor Udy Archibong PhD MBE who is the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Bradford, where she directs the Centre for Inclusion and Diversity and provides strategic oversight for equality, diversity and inclusion across the institution.

The exhibition, which opened to coincide with Black History Month, was part of a project funded by the British Library and managed by Nigel Guy, Director of Windrush Generations Partnership with the council’s Bradford District Museums and Galleries Service.

It set out to capture, shine a light on and preserve the previously untold stories of those from the Windrush Generation who came to live in the Bradford district.

As part of the project three young people from the district, with African and Caribbean heritage, took part in training and then interviewed over 20 Black elders to discover their stories of coming to the Bradford district as part of the Windrush Generation.

The project aimed to record and preserve for future generations these previously untold stories and share them, to increase understanding of their experiences, and to recognize and celebrate the contributions the Windrush Generation have made and continue to make in the district.

The stories and memories of those who participated in the project are told as part of the exhibition.

Professor Archibong, said: “I am thrilled to see this exhibition that provides an opportunity to share the lived experience of our people to give hope and inspiration to others”

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Healthy People and Places, said: “This fascinating project and thought provoking exhibition has involved people from across the generations in our district and has helped people to share their previously untold stories.”

Tickets to the event are free but booking is required. After the panel discussion event which runs from 2pm to 3pm guests are welcome to stay for refreshments. Tickets can be booked here:

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