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Beyond Windrush

WINDRUSH

MIDLANDS ARTS Centre in Birmingham is delighted to announce BEYOND WINDRUSH, a brand new summer programme of photography, visual arts, dance, music and more which will take place in MAC’s various spaces from May 4th – July 8th.

Beyond Windrush celebrates the 70th anniversary of the journey nearly 500 people made from Jamaica to London in 1948 on board the passenger liner, SS Empire Windrush.

MAC’s programme is designed to highlight the impact and experience of migration through new commissions of artistic work by local and international artists. Entertainment and a host of participatory events will also be on offer for audiences and visitors of all ages.

Deborah Kermode 2017 smallMAC Artistic Director Deborah Kermode says: “This marks the beginning of the mass post-war immigration movement which was to radically change British society. To many, they are known as the Windrush Generation.

“In recognition of the 70th year anniversary, MAC is presenting a celebratory season with exhibitions, dance, spoken word, and special events – to celebrate the real-life experiences of the Caribbean community and to recognise the contribution of newly arrived citizens coming to the UK today. The now-familiar debate about identity and citizenship was sparked when the first Caribbeans arrived. In our new pre-Brexit world these issues are as relevant, if not more so, than they were 70 years ago.”

DETAILS

May 4th – July 8th
Cannon Hill Park
Queen's Ride
Birmingham
B12 9QH
MAC Birmingham is open every day from 9am – 9.45pm

CONTACT

Tickets: www.macbirmingham.co.uk
Box office: 0121 446 3232

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