World Banner

Bannermaking sessions in Hastings

By Amal Turner-Robinson

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'World Banner' page

Photo from WRVS Heritage Plus Archive

Photo:The part of the banner showing England and Kenya

The part of the banner showing England and Kenya

Photo from WRVS Heritage Plus Archive

Photo:This part of the Banner shows Trinidad, England, Kenya, Guyana and Jamica

This part of the Banner shows Trinidad, England, Kenya, Guyana and Jamica

Photo from WRVS Heritage Plus Archive

Photo:This part of the Banner shows the map of Guyana

This part of the Banner shows the map of Guyana

Photo from WRVS Heritage Plus Archive

Photo:This part of the Banner is the map of Mauritius

This part of the Banner is the map of Mauritius

Photo from WRVS Heritage Plus Archive

Photo:This part is Trinidad

This part is Trinidad

Photo from WRVS Heritage Plus Archive

WRVS arts and crafts reminiscence workshops

This series of workshops started in September 2007 and involved women from different parts of the world who have been living in England for many years. The ten week set of activities were coordinated by WRVS Heritage Plus BME coordinator for Hastings, Amal Turner-Robinson and was also ably supported by WRVS volunteer Yvonne Woods -van der Meer.

Reminiscence booklet

The aim of the sessions was to facilitate reminiscence through the memories of the group's journey to, and life in, the UK. This was done through arts, crafts and textile activities, leading the participants to make beautiful paintings and wall hangings, which then helped to form part of a reminiscence booklet.  This was published at the end of the sessions, to help promote positive aging and community integration through the archiving of memories.

Banner

These photos are taken from the banner which was created during the sessions and which was put together through various creative contributions from the group's participants. It is a lovely testament to what can be achieved in a group setting in only two hours per week.

This page was added by Justina Braddock on 13/05/2008.

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