Caribbean Takeaway Takeover: Our memories, Our stories, Windrush Generation

23 Jun 2018 – 22 Jul 2018

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Tues-Sat (12pm-8pm) Recordings of elders’ stories : 100 minutes (2 hours)
Repeated (12pm- 1:55pm); (2pm-3:55pm); (4pm-5:55pm); (6pm-7:55pm)

Sun (12pm-4pm) to 22 July 2018

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S&S Cafe and Takeaway

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A sound and art site specific installation of photo-etchings & stories from Essex Windrush Caribbean elders is on display at S&S Caribbean Café Colchester Essex. The launch celebrates the Windrush 70th anniversary.


Caribbean Takeaway Takeover : Our Memories, Our Stories, a sound and art site specific installation that recorded the stories of ten local Caribbean elders from the Windrush generation, who live in, or have connections with, Essex. In addition, ten exclusive limited-edition photo etching portraits of participants, produced by artist EVEWRIGHT will be displayed. 

It's part of a project made possible by National Lottery players through a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Ten selected Caribbean elders from the Windrush generation, who arrived in the UK between the 1940's-1960's shared their stories with the public using voice and sound recordings. Their stories reveal their journeys, the impact of their contribution to British society and their legacy.

EVEWRIGHT devised a further intervention in the takeaway café space created wall and table collages in conjunction with special limited-edition portraits of the participants using photo etching as a medium. The art installation is an immersive experience which depicts present images but also fading thoughts, aspirations and memories created to document and reflect participants lives. 

The exhibition will remain insitu till 22 July 2018. Join us to hear these elders’ stories in their own words.  See our programme of activities, take part by adding your or your parents’ names on our memory wall, sample Caribbean cuisine at this working cafe and takeaway a slice of history.

Websites www.caribbeantakeawaytakeover.wordpress.com  

26th June-22 July 2018 Tues-Sat (12pm-8pm) Installation opening times and programme of audio recordings of elders’ stories

Time: 100 minutes including intervals: (2 hours)
Repeated throughout the day from: (12pm- 1:55pm); (2pm-3:55pm); (4pm-5:55pm); (6pm-7:55pm) Running Order:

  • Alford Gardner, Military,    SS Empire Windrush
  •  Lenore Sykes    Midwife    Mixed relationships 
  • Alton Watkins,  Teacher     Streets paved with Gold    
  •  Tina Aparicio,   Midwife    Leaving Trinidad &  nursing
  •  Don Sydney     Nurse        Call to the Motherland, 
  • Gloria Whyte    Secretarial  Jamaicans bought houses
  •  Hamilton Williams  PO      Work, racism, returning home  
  •  Nell Green       Midwife    Call for Jamaican nurses 
  •  Carlton Darrell Teacher    Bermuda, 1st impressions 
  • Carol Sydney    Midwife     Expectations & identity


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