During October and into November, Bradford Cathedral will be hosting an exhibition of Ugandan Asian migration stories, alongside stories from the Windrush Community.
These two exhibitions – which are sponsored by the University of Bradford – will open up dialogue between different journeys of hope from two communities who continue to tell important, positive stories of Bradford’s own black history, as well as stories of migration to our city of sanctuary.
The exhibition runs from Wednesday 4th October through to Tuesday 14th November, and will be displayed around the East End of Bradford Cathedral. Visitors will be able to explore the exhibition during the Cathedral’s regular opening hours of Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm, and around services.
‘Journeys of Hope’ will begin with a launch event on Wednesday 4th October. Taking place from 7pm-9pm, a panel of guests will speak about their own experiences of journeying to Bradford and how they have contributed to our shared history. The event will conclude with refreshments and a chance to explore the exhibitions, and free places can be booked now via the Bradford Cathedral website.
Speakers at the event include:
· Nigel Guy MBE, Director of Windrush Generations UK, talking about the story of Windrush
· Shamim Eimaan, Director of Eimaan Culture and Community Services CIC, discussing the story of Ugandan Asian migration
· Professor Zahir Irani, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Bradford, who will give personal stories from the Ugandan Asian communities and their contributions to Bradford life
· Dr Manoj Joshi MBE DL, a Ugandan refugee who has led on bringing this exhibition to Bradford
· The Revd Ned Lunn, Bradford Cathedral’s Canon for Intercultural Mission and the Arts, who will be chairing a panel discussion with the speakers
determination and hope. It is that word ‘hope’ that we want to explore through the telling of these journeys. Hope that has led these people to contribute so much to the culture of Bradford and they are not alone.
“We invite you to also tell your own journey of hope and Bradford Cathedral will ensure that it is heard and celebrated.”
The ‘Journeys of Hope’ exhibitions take place at Bradford Cathedral from Wednesday 4th October until Tuesday 14th November. The exhibitions will be launched at a special event on Wednesday 4th October, starting at 7pm, and free places can be booked at bradfordcathedral.churchsuite.com/events/rrfrhazf or by visiting bradfordcathedral.org.uk/whats-on
The exhibitions will be available to view during Bradford Cathedral’s opening hours of Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm, and at services. Please check the Cathedral’s website or social media for any changes to these opening times.