Atlantic memories – Black histories of Bath

The poster promoting the exhibition. Click on images to enlarge.

The poster promoting the exhibition. Click on images to enlarge.

Part of the display at the Central Library.

Part of the display at the Central Library.

Interesting little exhibition currently displaying at Bath’s Central Library which explores the memories and stories from members of the Bath Ethnic Minority Senior Citizens Association (BEMSCA), through the use of photographs and objects that they own.

With the help of local photographer and community worker Lisa Reid, members talked about their memories of leaving homelands to arrive in Bath and having to settle into their new lives.

Another collection of visual memories.

Another collection of visual memories.

The exhibition celebrates their journey through the use of photographs, images and objects, and with fragments of memories written as text.

Lisa spoke with the senior citizens, gathered their stories and images from their personal archives, took additional photographs and brought together the material into a collection.

Part of the display.

Part of the display.

The exhibition was curated by Dr Shawn Sobers – who is Associate Professor of Media at the University of the West of England – and Pauline Swaby-Wallace who is Director of BEMSCA.

BEMSCA are based at Fairfield House in Bath.

It’s the former residence of Emperor Haile Selassie 1.

The exhibition is on until October 30th and free to enter.