Four poems are being exhibited at a new exhibition at the Museum of Edinburgh. The exhibition was co-curated with the Edinburgh Caribbean Association and local Caribbean diaspora community to celebrate the culture of Caribbean Scottish people through museum objects, poetry, music and film.
Respect! Caribbean Life in Edinburgh
Museum of Edinburgh
Sun 16 Oct 2022 to Sun 19 Feb 2023
10am – 5pm (last entry 4.15pm)
Please note, this venue has limited wheelchair access. It is housed in a series of 16th to 18th centuries buildings and there is no lift – the upper floors are accessed via steps only.
An online tour is available on Friday 6 January, 7:00pm.
The four poems being exhibited are:
- Beloved Black
- I was born
- Reform gate: 42 (previously unpublished)
- Lashed to the Unseelie Court, since 1655 (published in Ceremony, 2019)
Two of the poems above are also available online on my website (links above).
While the exhibition is running, there will be a series of free arts and wellness events, some of which are at the City Art Centre which is a more accessible venue.
The free events include a Colourful Collage Workshop with my artist sister Kezia Lewis on the 6th November 2022 and a Family Freestyling Folklores Writing Workshop with me on the 14th January 2023 at the City Arts Centre, plus cooking, wellness, pilates, writing, and storytelling sessions from Oct 2022 to Jan 2023.
Find out more and get all the ticket booking links on CaribScot.org.