Skip to main content Skip to footer
Exhibition
For: All
All ages
Entry: Free entry with a general admission ticket to the museum
Pre-BOOK NOW
21053_FB_900x540_v2a.jpg

Image credit: © Jonas Martinez/Museum of London

From left to right: Kaleema and Kareema Shakur-Muhammad, Eugene Takwa. Owners of two of the businesses featured in the display.




“I started with £250, I bought a box of Ackee, a box of callaloo, box of yam and box of sweet potato…” Junior, market stall owner

London’s African and Caribbean food businesses are not just about buying or selling. They are vitally important spaces – untangling questions around politics, culture, heritage and resistance in an ever-changing city.

From shopping centres to street corners, from market spaces to living rooms, entrepreneurial food businesses have thrived across South East London.

This brand new, free display, at the Museum of London Docklands, spotlights four African and Caribbean businesses and their owners, exploring how they are much more than the services and goods they provide. The businesses featured are:

  • Livity Plant Based Cuisine
  • African Cash & Carry
  • Junior's market stall
  • Zeret Kitchen

Feeding Black: Community, Power & Place includes recipes, objects and recorded stories from the business owners Kaleema and Kareema Shakur-Muhammad, Eugene Takwa, Junior and Tafeswork Belayneh, along with TikTok and Instagram cooking videos of traditional African and Caribbean dishes with a contemporary twist. The display also showcases newly commissioned photography by Jonas Martinez and an original soundscape by Kayode 'Kayodeine' Gomez.

Entry to the display will be free as part of a general admission booking to the museum until Sun 17 July 2022. Book a general admission ticket by clicking on the ‘BOOK NOW’ button, and entry will be included with your free museum ticket.

Book now

Feeding Black: Community, Power & Place

Download the free Smartify app to explore more stories behind the display – open your phone, scan the objects, and you’ll discover even more exclusive content.


Feeding Black: Community, Power & Place is part of the museum’s Curating London contemporary collecting programme, with funding from Arts Council England.

Exhibition
For: All
All ages
Entry: Free entry with a general admission ticket to the museum
Pre-BOOK NOW

Gallery access

London, Sugar & Slavery gallery

Wed - Sun, 10am - 5pm

The gallery is on the third floor and is wheelchair accessible via lift.

Free entry, timed ticket