Thursday 12th July 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ 1 Windrush Square, Brixton, London SW2 1EF
‘Family Ties Curators Talk‘ – Natalie Fiawoo shares insight into her journey curating this new exhibition, which gives you an insight into what life was like in 1885 to 1950s Ghana; and how a British-Ghanaian family from east London rediscovered their connections to Royalty.
Join us as Natalie shares stories that are personal, honest, revealing and emotional. During her curatorial journey she amazingly found her own story intertwined with that of Togbui Adamah II and encourages you to have a look at your own family history.
‘Family Ties Exhibition’ – NOW until Satrurday 1st September 2018
The exhibition is an intimate presentation of a British-Ghanaian family’s rich heritage and traditions that have been delicately preserved. Follow the Adamah family’s personal journey to rediscover their kingship and regality in Ghana and to preserve their family traditions here in Britain.
Togbui Adamah II was a paramount Ewe Fia of Some in south eastern Ghana and BCA’s newly acquired collection reveals an incredibly detailed snapshot of everyday life in Ghana during the early 1900s to the 1950s. More than that, the stories reveal what life was like under colonial rule as far back as 1858 in the voices of the people.
Watch Natalie discuss ‘The Adamah Papers – Paramount Ewe Fia Togbui Adamah II’ in more detail below:
This is quite possibly the first time the Ewe culture has been presented in this way, outside of traditional cultural realms, and reveals artefacts that detail just how colonialism worked and the impact it had on the people in the colonised regions. This eagerly-anticipated exhibition will prove how one family’s history can tell a global story. This story, of an everyday Black family in Britain, could be any of our stories. BCA’s mission is to help discover these hidden treasures and weave them into the national conversation.
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