Sheffield Stories – Caribbean Stories

A new exhibition has been created in partnership with co-curators from Sheffield’s African Caribbean community at Weston Park Museum. Bringing together archive material and personal mementoes, photographs, film and much more, Caribbean Footsteps celebrates the many ways that people of African Caribbean heritage have contributed to Sheffield life.

This new exhibition explores the stories of those who came from the Caribbean to find their home in Sheffield, as well as those of the families they raised here. Shaped by a group of community co-curators, the displays share inspiring stories of journeys, culture and heritage, from church, sport and carnival to fighting racism and discrimination. Contributions from later generations reflect on the legacy of those who arrived decades before, while interactive displays explore food, music, games and identity.

The exhibition also addresses contemporary issues such as the campaign for justice for victims of the ‘Windrush’ scandal, with two powerful films contributed by the Justice4Windrush campaign.

Open from 10 May