“Unpack the Trunk”

Updated: Oct 10

Black History Season 365 continues in earnest with three exciting sessions at the W3 Gallery in Acton, thanks to a WAPPY - Writing, Acting Publishing Project for Youngsters & Artification collaboration.

We start with 'Unpacking That Trunk', Saturday 9th October, Unpacking That Trunk, 2-4 pm, W3 Gallery, Acton High St, W3 9DJ

Forty-one years after my father, Solomon Quansah's passing, since 2014, Unpacking That Trunk, has been unveiling the significance of his Black Star Line naval work- especially his naval trunk and its extraordinary contents with the legacy of the great Pan-Africanist, Marcus Mosiah Garvey.

Shhhhhh!!! Listen up and listen good! Akuba is telling tales from Africa and the Caribbean on Saturday 27th October Acton Library (IT Suite). Bring one object/item that represents any part of Africa or the Caribbean & feel inspired to write about it with Akuba facilitating this tale-sharing session!

Saturday 30th October, Passing the Time Through Rhythm & Rhyme on the Windrush, 2-4 pm, W3 Gallery, Acton, W3 9DJ. Using an ice-breaker quiz, storytelling, poetry, a map-reading activity, arts & crafts & Q & A, and Windrush Generation interviews we will explore real and imagined stories of what children and young people did to pass the time while journeying on the Empire Windrush from different parts of the Caribbean to London. We will go back in time to discuss the ring/clapping games children played ‘Back Home’ and how they have been transported to the UK and become part of our playground lives today!

Saturday, 6th NovemberImportance of the Ancient Kingdom of Benin. W3 Gallery, Acton W3 2-4pm

Saturday 13 November, Importance of the Ancient Kingdom of Benin, Ealing Central Library, 1-3 pm (Provisional, TBC)

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