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“Unpack the Trunk”

Updated: Nov 5, 2021

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, TIME CHANGE 3-4.30 pm, WAPPY will re-run, ‘Passing the Time Through Rhythm & Rhyme on the Windrush’, at W3 Gallery tomorrow, 30th October from 3-4.30 pm, not 2-4 pm.

For the first 30 mins 3-3.30 pm, the session is geared for pre-school children Early Years Foundation Stage under 5. From 3.30 pm to 4.30 the session is for primary school age children & families. Pre-school age children should bring their favourite item the are happy to show at this session.

Already delivered to over 800 Ealing students (EYFS, Key S1, Key S2 & KS2 levels), this workshop uses an ice-breaker quiz, storytelling, poetry, a map-reading activity, arts & crafts & Q & A, and Windrush Generation interviews to explore real and imagined stories of what children and young people did to pass the time while journey 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 sued to play ‘Back Home’ and how they have been transported to the UK and become part of our playground lives today! Please contact me via for any more info!

Saturday, 6th NovemberImportance of the Ancient Kingdom of Benin. This workshop is cancelled

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

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