Special event Past event Friday, 8 June 2018

Passport to the Motherland- Migration Dreams

In the midst of the current immigration traumas, share stories of race and nation, and remember 70 years of sacrifice and achievement, against a soundtrack delivered by Mistah Brown on the decks for Trojan Records, with special guest Norman Jay MBE.

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  • Sackler Centre Reception, South Kensington

  • Tickets cost £3.00

Past Event
Passport to the Motherland- Migration Dreams  photo

Explore the 'colonial dream' of a better way of life from 'home' and those who were loved and left behind, many never to be reunited. Through creative interaction, displays, talks and performances, unpack this timely discourse of migration and survival and immerse yourself in creative Caribbean nostalgia. Click 'Read more' to see the full programme.

DJ’s Norman Jay MBE, and Mistah Brown will be on the decks for Trojan Records delivering a 70 year migration soundtrack.

Dr Michael McMillan, writer, dramatist, artist, curator and scholar will share his ‘testimony’ to Migration Dreams.

'See Alex Bartsch’s 'Covers: Retracing Reggae Record Sleeves in London', an immersive photographic display of London-based reggae album covers re-shot in their original locations, presented by One Love Books and curated by Al ‘Fingers’ Newman.'

The National Caribbean Heritage Museum (MUSEUMAND) travels from Nottingham to the V&A with suitcases full of life stories that shine a light on shared identities.

492 Korna Klub the UK’s only black radio-drama soap opera series presents WITHOUT PLANNING PERMISSION, problematic scenarios for you to resolve.

Jacqueline Crookes shares stories from her recent book ICE MIGRATION about descendants of a Jamaican mixed Indian and African heritage family.

Sheba Montserrat performs her unique brand of poetry, storytelling and rhyme on the affects of migration on a people.

Jackie Mwanza transports you to a place of travel within THE GRIP NARRATIVES, where you make your own grip (suitcase) and use it to showcase your personal stories and slogans of migration.

Krik Krak Productions presents MONOPOLIZE a new game that invites you to suggest possible inclusions of contributions made by the Windrush Generation.


In celebration of the exhibition Ocean Liners: Speed and Style.
Commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the SS Windrush, and the 1948 British Nationality Act.
Image credit: Charlie Phillips, 'Notting Hill Couple', 1967. Museum no. E.264-2011. © Charlie Phillips/ Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.