"So much things to say right now. We’ve got so much things to say." Bob Marley

Keeping you up to date with the latest Jamaica Society Leeds news, blogs and guest writers.

IT’S YOUR HERITAGE – protect : preserve : remember

Courtesy, Susan Pitter

As time passes the heritage and history of first-generation Jamaicans and other West Indians who made Britain their home is increasingly at risk. A part of our work to protect their heritage, memories and experiences, our free It’s Your Heritage online workshops and resources will help participants to play their part in preserving their family and community legacies.

Writing Caribbean Life Stories

Monday 18th January 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Writer, Katy Massey. Photo: Jacaranda Books

Using examples of African Caribbean memoirs, writer Katy Massey takes participants through simple tips and tools needed to capture memories and write life stories for you or a relative, resulting in a written legacy your family will have for generations to come.

Suitable for: Anyone with African Caribbean heritage interested in documenting their own or their family stories. Please be prepared to take notes during the session.

Register to book your place for this online session here

Tracing Your Caribbean Ancestry

Thursday 21st January 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Courtesy, the Neil family

Interested in tracing your roots? Join Leeds Libraries online to learn the basics of researching African-Caribbean family history and how to make the most of online resources like Ancestry.co.uk as well as English and Caribbean databases including census returns, parish records, the Birth, Marriage and Death index, and registers of enslaved people.

Register to book your space on this online session here or call 0113 378 5005

Suitable for: Beginners researching their own African-Caribbean family history.

In partnership with Leeds Libraries.

Thanks to money raised by National Lottery Players, It’s Your Heritage has been made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund:


And with the kind support of: