70 Objeks & Tings is both an exhibition and a book that tells the stories of the Windrush Generation in their own words, and celebrates the amazing contributions they have made, and continue to make, to life in Britain, all across the UK. Museumand, The National Caribbean Heritage Museum, launched the on-line version of their book, 70 Objeks & Tings – Celebrating 70 Years of Caribbeans in the UK, on Windrush Day in 2020. A year on, they have launched the hardback version and their exhibition of the same name, to bring each page to life.
The book and the exhibition have been written and curated to share the precious stories of 184 Caribbean elders through 70 everyday objects and experiences familiar to both Caribbean life and British life.
We hope 70 Objeks & Tings will help visitors to the Streetlife Museum explore aspects of Caribbean culture they may not have discovered before, and give members of the Windrush Generation the chance to reminisce.
Enjoy the sounds, sights and smells of the past in the Streetlife Museum, situated in Hull’s old town. Celebrating 200 years of transport history, the museum comes fully-equipped with a 1940s high street and holds a range of themed and family events throughout the year.
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