Tour On now until Sunday, 1 November 2020

Historical and Hidden Caribbean - Sunday Tours

Discover the V&A collection across four significant tours that examine the narratives of a Caribbean past.

  • Sunday, 7 June 2020
    Sunday, 2 August 2020
    Sunday, 6 September 2020
    Sunday, 4 October 2020
    Sunday, 1 November 2020

  • Meeting Point, Grand Entrance, V&A South Kensington

  • Free event

Historical and Hidden Caribbean - Sunday Tours  photo

Come along and appreciate the distinct traditions and dynamic culture of the Caribbean. Discover the stories of selected objects in our collection and embrace the pursuit for freedom, the challenges of migration, the movement of people and the impact of creolisation.

Tours in brief:

Tour 1
CARIBBEAN TALES
Dates: Sunday, 2 February 2020
Tour Guide: Pennie Mendes

Tour 2
MAKING AN IMPACT: A CARIBBEAN NARRATIVE THROUGH ART AND DESIGN
Dates: Sundays, 5 April 2020 and 2 August 2020
Tour Guide: Kim Sheldon

Tour 3
THE HISTORICAL CREOLISATION OF CARIBBEAN CULTURE
Dates: Sundays, 7 June 2020 and 4 October 2020
Tour Guide: Avril Horsford

Tour 4
LIGHTING THE SHADOWS OF HISTORY: A CARIBBEAN NARRATIVE THROUGH OBJECTS
Dates: Sundays, 6 September 2020 and 1 November 2020
Tour Guide: Joy Johnson

For more information about each tour please view the attached schedule, choose a tour and check the dates. Note that most tours repeat.

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Background image: Reticule, Birmingham, ca. 1827, Samuel Lines, Female Society for Birmingham. Courtesy of Miss E. F. Howard. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London