Lives of Colour I-MMIGRATE exhibition is a curation of 20 images and oral histories. These are stories of black and minority ethnic communities from the Windrush generation in Gloucester and African diaspora in Cheltenham of their experience of moving and living in their new home land. They chose to travel from different countries to come, rebuild and seek a better life in the UK.
Step into the magical world created by local puppeteer, artist and woodcarver William Simmonds (1876-1968). Discover all the fun of the circus and the enchanted realm of the woodland with fauns and clowns, nymphs, ducklings and much more drawn from Simmonds’ imagination and the natural world around he saw around him at home in Far Oakridge. This exhibition brings you the full range of Simmonds’ work as an artist - all designed with a desire to delight both young and old.
Ben Uri is delighted to be working in partnership with Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (GARAS), The Museum of Gloucester and Gloucester City Council to present the exhibition Migrations: Masterworks from the Ben Uri Collection. This important exhibition marks two significant anniversaries: the twentieth year of refugee organisation GARAS and the introduction of the Kindertransport which, between December 1938 and September 1939, brought some 10,000 Jewish refugee children to Britain.