Search

Exhibition will explore journey of sugar from Caribbean to Newham

15:27 11 April 2014

An exhibition documenting the journey of sugar from the Caribbean to Newham is launching in Stratford on Monday.

It is called “From Discovery to Independence: Highlighting the Journey of Sugar from The Caribbean to Newham” and will take place at the Stratford Library on The Grove from 6-8pm.

It tells a story of Newham’s connection with sugar and reflects on the colonial development of the British Caribbean from discovery to independence.

The exhibition is part of a community partnership between the Tony Cheeseman Foundation and the National Archives and images have been taken from a Foreign and Commonwealth Office collection.

The foundation was set up to continue the legacy of Tony Cheeseman, who came to Newham from Barbados in the 60s and founded Black Performing Arts and Visual Workshops in Forest Gate.

One of the aims of the foundation is to preserve the heritage of Caribbean communities in Newham.

The Mayor Sir Robin Wales and the acting High Commissioner of Barbados Donville Johnson will be at the launch on Monday.

Also attending is Windrush survivor Sam King MBE along with the Chair of the Windrush Foundation Arthur Torrington CBE.

Windrush refers to the ship which carried the first post war wave of Caribbean settlers to Tilbury Docks on June 21, 1948.

The organisation plays the leading role in preserving the history of the arrival of these immigrants and celebrates their contribution to the making of modern Britain.

0 comments

Latest Newham News Stories

Yesterday, 17:00
Phillip Cranwell and Gillian DuCharme with Forest Gate Community School students

Back in 1997, headteacher Gillian DuCharme traded a Kent boarding school that counts Princess Anne among its alumni for an east London comprehensive for a BBC documentary.

BBC
Yesterday, 12:00
Former house of Will Thorne, MP and trade unionist in Lawrence Road, Upton Park

A century and a half ago, English Heritage began its blue plaque scheme to endorse “British innovation, creativity and success throughout history”.

Robin
Fri, 18:15
Newham Council said the rates had not increased for five years

Business owners have warned that hundreds of jobs could be lost after a “diabolical” rise in unit costs.

Newham Council
Fri, 15:55
Police took four teenagers to an east London police station where they currently remain. Picture: PA images

Four teenagers aged between 14 and 16 remain in custody following an alleged stabbing on Barking Road.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Read more
Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe