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

Still to come: The Out of Many Festival

Coming to a community venue in 2023, the Rebellion to Romance exhibition.

The Out of Many Festival, organised by the Jamaica Society Leeds, continues until Spring 2023, celebrating 60 years of Jamaican independence and the impact the island’s culture has had on Leeds, the UK and the world.

Events include:

Rebellion to Romance: satellite exhibitions: 

These community-based Rebellion to Romance displays, curated by Susan Pitter, tell the story of second-generation Jamaicans and West Indians who came of age in the 70s and 80s; venues and dates to be announced. The exhibition was previously held at Leeds Central Library.

Artists’ Unveiling: 

An unveiling of four original artist commissions responding to Jamaica’s national motto Out of Many, One People, including Leeds-based poet Kayo Chingonyi, illustrator Malachi Lawrence and digital artist Natasha Cunningham, Jamaica will be revealed in the spring; venue and dates to be announced.

For King, Country and Home: 

Exhibition on the lives of Jamaican WW2 veterans of Leeds which includes photography, keepsakes and memories gathered over the years by the families of those who, pre-Windrush, formed the beginnings of the city’s Black community; venue and dates to be announced.

For King, Country and Home exhibition

That’s a Wrap Reggae Party! 

The only way to mark the conclusion of the Out of Many Festival and celebrate reggae! Venue and date to be announced.

Events will be updated at www.jamaicasocietyleeds.co.uk/events/