Respect! Caribbean Life in Edinburgh Exhibition

An exhibition celebrating the culture of Caribbean Scottish people through museum objects, poetry, music and film + freearts and wellness workshops (16 Oct 2022 to 19 Feb 2023).
Photo of a building painted red and yellow, with 'Museum of Edinburgh' signage in white letters.
Photo: Jeda Pearl

Respect! Caribbean Life in Edinburgh

Museum of Edinburgh

Sun 16 Oct 2022 to Sun 19 Feb 2023

10am – 5pm (last entry 4.15pm) Venue info

During 2022, members of the Edinburgh Caribbean Association collaborated on a community exhibition to explore growing up in the Caribbean, being part of the Caribbean diaspora growing up in Scotland, Caribbean links with Scotland and how Caribbean food and music has influenced British culture.

The exhibition celebrates the culture of Caribbean Scottish people through museum objects, poetry, music and film.

An online tour is available on Friday 6 January, 7:00pm, plus several free arts and wellness events from October 2022 – January 2023.

Free workshops and events

While the exhibition is on, there will be a number of free events including storytelling, arts, wellness and cooking workshops, facilitated by local people with Caribbean heritage/from the Caribbean diaspora.

Some events will be at the City Art Centre and some at the Museum of Edinburgh. Follow the links below to book your tickets.

2022 events

Friday 14 October, 2:00pm: Caribbean Life in Edinburgh: A Celebration

Saturday 29 October, 10:00am: Pilates at the Museum

Saturday 5 November, 2:00pm: Colourful Collage Workshop

Saturday 12 November, 10:00am: Braxton Wellness Session – Yoga, Breathwork, Meditation, Sound Bath

Saturday 3 December, 10:30am: Search for that Jumbie in You – Family Story and Creative Writing Class

Saturday 3 December, 1:30pm: Search for that Jumbie in You – Family Story and Creative Writing Class

Saturday 10 December, 2:00pm: Trini Sweets & Punches

Saturday 17 December, 10:00am: Braxton Wellness Session – Yoga, Breathwork, Meditation, Sound Bath

2023 events

Friday 6 January, 7:00pm: Caribbean Life in Edinburgh: A Celebration (online tour)

Saturday 7 January – Anansi and the pot of wisdom:

Saturday 14 January, 11:00am: Family Freestyling Folklores Writing Workshop with Jeda Pearl


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