London Irish Centre hosts exhibition celebrating Irish diaspora in Britain

The London Irish Centre in Camden is hosting an exhibition celebrating the history of the Irish community in Britain. 

The project, Look Back to Look Forward: 50 Years of the Irish in Britain, will open to the public for free from January 5 – 14. 

The heritage exhibition demonstrates the Irish community’s contributions to modern Britian through the use of oral history and story telling. 

Séamus MacCormaic, the London Irish Centre CEO, said: “We are honoured to host this unique event and believe it is one not to be missed.”

The roadshow exhibition is produced in partnership with charity Irish in Britain.

Irish in Britain has already taken the exhibition to Liverpool, Leeds and Birmingham, attracting thousands of visitors across the country.

HOME, FAMILY, IDENTITY: The exhibition in Hammersmith earlier this year. Picture provided by London Irish Centre and Irish in Britain.

The exhibition aims to educate people about the resilience, diversity and ongoing contributions made to Britain by the Irish diaspora.

These contributions include community work, social engagement and political activism instigated by Irish people over the past 50 years. 

Visitors will be able to explore 50 different personal stories to learn about Irish migrants in Britain and how their experiences shaped this country. 

Featured image from Irish in Britain

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