One of the most informative & enlightening painting exhibitions i've been to in a good while. It'll open your mind when you witness and hear proof of the British Black existence from the turn of the 1800's.

TAKE ANOTHER LOOK WORKSHOPS at Museum of London Docklands
Leslie Braine Ikomi, an avid collector, will talk about his motivation behind developing such a vast and extensive collection. Leslie will talk about the images chosen for 'Take Another Look', the current exhibition being shown at the London Sugar and Slavery Gallery. Drawing from the themes outlined in this exhibition to create an insightful thought provoking line of discussion, Leslie will also lend additional artefacts from his vast collection to further this debate on the question of depiction of people from the Africa Diaspora in London with references to the Caribbean, Africa and the Americas from the late 1700s.  one viewers comments "Each picture gives an amazing account of our history. For example we all know Britain shipped their criminals to Australia but what never dawned on me was that blacks would have been among those criminals sent over. I always just think of aborigines being the only blacks apart from obviously modern times with peeps travelling far and wide. One of the clippings/photos is of this supposedely 'debauched' black woman post slavery who was sent to Australia after she attacked the police when she was arrested and imprisoned. If she had children with other blacks or white criminals whilst living there then...history is amazing!!!"


Nearest Tube Station: Canary Wharf

Nearest DLR: Canary Wharf or West India Quay

Car Park: Within 2 Mins of Museum

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  • Monique

    An eye opening event - that not only re-educates, but also forced me to 'take another look.'

    March 20, 2013

  • Judith

    Apologies. I am unable to attend.

    March 16, 2013

  • Chris

    Me and the ankle biters have been before, hopefully better curated this time. Yep sompting to do :-)

    March 15, 2013

  • Mike P.

    This is a return visit for me as there is so much to gain from the stories around the images.

    March 15, 2013

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