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BEAF Arts Summer Programme 2024

From 15th — 22nd June, BEAF Arts brings brand new exhi­bi­tions and activ­i­ties to Boscombe, high­light­ing Nation­al Refugee Week and Nation­al Win­drush Day

15/06/24 – 22/06/24
Expect to see the high street transformed as we celebrate Caribbean carnival culture with a new flag commission produced by artist Kemba Earle, whose designs are also mirrored also in our colourful Arts Pavilion, located on the precinct.

The Art Pavilion provides a space for free daily creative workshops open to all, with activities beginning on Saturday 15th. Culminating on National Windrush Day (Saturday 22nd), we complete the week with a day of free music, dance, performance, and workshops, as well as Caribbean food provided by local vendors.

Our exhibition, Journeys of Resilience, created in collaboration with our diasporic communities in Boscombe, will be held in Boscombe Arts Depot (B.A.D.). The exhibition includes work produced by descendants of the Windrush generation as well as participants of our weekly Seeking Refugee Project. Postcards created during workshops held in local schools, led by Afro-Caribbean artists, will also be included in the gallery space, as well as an educational reading corner in which visitors can learn more about the Windrush Story and contribute to the exhibition with their own thoughts on migration and home.

This project has been made possible by funding from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Bournemouth Coastal Lottery, and Bournemouth Coastal Bid.
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