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Paths across waters
20 November, 2017, 10:00 am - 25 November, 2017, 5:00 pm
Embark on a journey across seas, oceans and rivers that revives the shared history between Tyneside and the West Indies. This interactive and multimedia exhibition charts the lost connections between the two regions through artworks, images, sounds, and an event series. Add your own memories to the storytelling booth and explore history in the making – from slaves and the Caribbean seamen who fought in two world wars, to the sailors who left the North East to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The exhibition will also look at more recent travellers, as well as all those who lived alongside them.
The exhibition raises awareness of Tyneside’s international heritage to ask what memories, objects and understandings of this history remain in the North East? What has been lost, and what can we learn from our history as a maritime region?
This exhibition is open Monday 20 November – Saturday 25 November, 10:00am–5:00pm