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6 June 2016
On Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 August, the Museum of London Docklands is bringing the Caribbean to Canary Wharf. Celebrating 50 years of Bajan independence, this family weekend festival has something for everyone taking its inspiration from the Bajan festival ‘Crop Over’. The museum has lots of exciting performances and workshops on offer, including traditional and modern music, dance, crafts and storytelling.
The museum will also welcome winners of the annual National Independence Festival of Creative Arts, a talent competition held in Barbados every year. These performers will be showcasing traditional Bajan culture by entertaining audiences with a lively show of music and dance. They will also be running interactive workshops in costuming, poetry and dance for the whole family to get involved with.
His Excellency Mr. Guy Hewitt of the High Commission of Barbados, London, said:
“2016 is a very special year for Barbados as we celebrate 50 years of independence. This festival is a wonderful way to celebrate the links between London and Barbados and the perfect occasion for you to get a taste of our rich cultural heritage.”
Aisling Serrant, Family Festival Coordinator at the Museum of London Docklands, said:
“We are delighted to welcome performers all the way from Barbados for our special weekend family festival celebration.”
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The Museum of London Docklands is located at West India Quay in east London. Opened in 2003, this grade one listed converted Georgian sugar warehouse specifically tells the story of the port, river and city – focusing on trade, migration and commerce in London.
The museum is open daily 10am – 6pm and is FREE to all, and you can explore the Museum of London Docklands with collections online – home to 90,000 objects with more being added. www.museumoflondon.org.uk.