' Jamaica 50' exhibition Jun - Sept 2012 was been created
and developed by the Kingsway Project.
The exhibition is the largest dedicated to celebrating Jamaica’ 50th in the UK. It gives an introduction to the history and heritage of Jamaica, through its national heroes and symbols.
It explores older people's experiences of Independence Day in 1962 and their experience of coming to settle in Birmingham.
The panels were designed to foster pride in Jamaica’s history and achievements as it emphasised the richness of Jamaica’s history and heritage, as well as the achievements of famous Jamaican people across many areas, including people such as Mary Seacole.
The exhibition illustrates that Jamaica is made up of a mix of cultures and that migration is not an issue for just Jamaicans. In our communities we still have people migrating, this work helps you to reflect on the shared experiences that current migrants have with those who came here in the 1960s, such as different food, language and weather.