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Latest News West Indies to West Midlands – New Photography Exhibition from Inès Elsa Dalal


West Indies to West Midlands – New Photography Exhibition from Inès Elsa Dalal

October 31st, 2014 4:08 pm

As Black History Month 2014 comes to a close, we’d like to thank everyone who attended our special events and joined us in remembering the brave soldiers who gave their lives for Britain in the First and Second World Wars. Black Blood Runs Red was a huge success in celebrating the contributions of soldiers of the Commonwealth often forgotten, we’re very proud to have been a part of it, and plan to programme many more such events in the coming years.

Gone, but not forgotten, as the saying goes, and a new exhibition launching this month at The Drum will continue to shed light on the contributions of servicemen from the former Commonwealth. West Indies to West Midlands is the most recent work of documentary photographer Inès Elsa Dalal, who specialises in conducting social commentary projects involving heritage, community, sanctuary and social rituals.

Presented in association with the Why Are West Indians project (WAWI), this exhibition is the beginning of a new archive of previously untold narratives linking over 400 years of contribution to the British military with mass migration from the West Indies to Britain. Inès initiated this archive twelve months ago, and will continue to work with underrepresented communities in relation to unreported war contribution during the commemoration of the First World War (2014-2018).

The exhibition launches on Tue 11 Nov at 6pm, and will be free to attend and open to the public until Thu 8 Jan 2015.   For more information, call The Drum’s Box Office on 0121 333 2444, or visit www.the-drum.org.uk. To learn more about the Why Are West Indians project, visit www.whyarewestindians.co.uk

Follow WAWI on twitter @WAWIproject with #WestIndiesToWestMidlands, and follow Ines @InesElsaDalal