Somali East End exhibition - Black History Month 2019

Idea Store Whitechapel
Family and children, Festivals, Galleries and exhibitions, Libraries and literature
Tuesday 1st (10:00) - Thursday 31st October 2019 (17:00)


Idea Store Whitechapel 

321 Whitechapel Road, E1 1BU

020 7364 4332

Dancing at Somali Festival, Oxford House, 1994

Dancing at a Somali festival at Oxford House, Bethnal Green, in 1994

An exhibition examining the history of Somali migration to Tower Hamlets.

Parts of this exhibition were produced by Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives in partnership with KAYD Somali Arts & Culture and Mayfield House Day Centre in 2013, and is now revitalised through the work of Numbi Arts.

The exhibition now features the Aqal, a nomadic structure travelling from one site to another, engaging local residents with Somali presence in the East End.