Street Level Photoworks in collaboration with the African & Caribbean Women’s Association - ACWA - for Luminate 2015 are delighted to present: New Shoots Old Roots
This project is a creative collaboration reflecting on a significant part of Glasgow/ Scotland's history through sharing some of the experiences of African and Caribbean women who came to Scotland between 1958 and 1996. The work combines interview extracts with archive and contemporary photographs from some of ACWA's members. Launched at Street Level on the 10th October during the Luminate Festival at a special event that included introductions from Harriette Campbell - Activist and ACWA Chair 2000-2015 , Iseult Timmermans - Street Level's Collaborations Coordinator, Mukami McCrum, MBE - Peace and Equalities activist as well as live music by Clare Robertson - Musician & Cultural Worker.
A documentation video of the Launch event (10th October 2015) can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3hwT8H_XPA
The project is respectfully dedicated to Edith Meheux, pictured above left, who came to Glasgow in 1970 from Sierra Leone. Edith worked as a nurse and health visitor in Glasgow 1973 - 2010 and was one of ACWA original members. Edith passed away in 2014.