Manchester: Moving Lives & Moving Stories
|Moving Lives, migration, work and identity in Manchester’s Caribbean communities opened on Saturday 13 April 2002. Museum staff worked closely with the communities to establish themes and develop displays for the exhibition. Moving Lives uses photographs, people’s possessions, recordings and films to show a personal view of the life and history of the Caribbean communities in the region.
Moving Stories; South Asian communities in Manchester and beyond is the exhibition which follows on from Moving Lives. Opening on 2 November it features new work by photographer Tim Smith and specially commissioned oral histories.
Both exhibitions feature one of the museum’s Living History characters. Gabrielle tells the story of a young woman migrating from the Caribbean to Britain on her own in the 1950s and Nahid’s story is that of a young girl who moves with her family to 1960s Britain from her home in Pakistan.
(all photos: Tim Smith)