28/52 Grenada – Evena Morris

Evana Morris shares her story of coming to England from Grenada as part of Evewright’s Caribbean Takeaway Takeover.

“The Caribbean takeaway is an important cultural meeting place in the Caribbean community. A home from home, the kitchen is where meals are prepared, but also where stories are exchanged and shared. Going back to African roots, cooking and the Dutch pot or cooking pot was the central place for the family activity. The takeaway has just as much cultural importance as the barbershop and the hairdressing salon for black communities living and working in the UK.

For one month, the Breathing Space Café at the Migration Museum will be taken over, repurposed and transformed into an art installation featuring limited-edition photo etchings of 12 Windrush generation elders produced by EVEWRIGHT, along with audio interviews and sound recordings of these Windrush Pioneers compiled by his team at Evewright Arts Foundation (EAF).”

Migration Museum

Visit the exhibition at:
Migration Museum at The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street, London, SE1 7AG
31 May– 28 July 
Admission: Free

© EVEWRIGHT all rights reserved 2018

The interview with Evana Morris was recorded by Evewright Arts Foundation (EAF) in 2017. The recording and Evena’s portrait are copyright EAF. Read more about the recording and listen to more on Essex Archives Online:

The interview with Professor Tony Kushner was recorded at Southampton University by Anna Rose Kerr for British Subjects. Kushner’s brilliant book ‘The battle of Britishness; Migrant journeys, 1685 to the present’ is available from Manchester University Press.

British Subjects is produced by Anna Rose Kerr.