Room to Breathe
WhenNov 1, 2018 - Jul 28, 2019
Migration Museum at The Workshop,
26 Lambeth High Street,
London, SE1 7AG
Dates: 1 November 2018–28 July 2019
Opening hours: Thursdays 12pm–8pm, Friday–Sunday 12pm–6pm
Venue: Migration Museum at The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street, London SE1 7AG (Nearest tubes Vauxhall, Lambeth North and Westminster)
Open the door, put down your suitcase, take off your coat, let the outside world fade away. This is where it begins. A room that you can start to call a home. A room to breathe.
Room to Breathe is an immersive exhibition inviting you to discover stories from generations of new arrivals to Britain. Journey through a series of rooms in which the personal struggles, joys, disappointments and achievements of creating a home, finding work, navigating hardships, making friends and forming communities are brought to life through audio, films, photographs and personal objects. There is no single overarching story, just fragments of daily life.
Explore rooms to sleep, eat, create and meet. Make these rooms your own. Open drawers, look through cupboards, settle into an armchair. Contribute your story and make connections to the past and present.
Artists in residence
Room to Breathe will serve as a setting for a series of residencies by migrant artists, who will be invited to use one part of the exhibition space as their studio. Each artist will host a series of workshops during their residency, and works created by all of our artists in residence will be displayed as part of a final group exhibition in summer 2019.
Find out more about our artists in residence (more details and dates to be added soon):
Events and activities
We will also be running a varied programme of exhibition-related events and activities, from cookery classes to flash performances, storytelling evenings to art and craft workshops.
More details of the events programme accompanying this exhibition to follow shortly…