A two-day exhibition exploring the lives of migrant women originally from Turkey and Cyprus will open in Walthamstow on Monday.
On Monday evening, the Mayor of Waltham Forest, Cllr. Peter Herrington, Enfield Cllr. Suna Hurman and other dignitaries will attend a reception for the exhibition, which in part aims to highlight and celebrate the tremendous contribution of London’s Turkish-speaking communities.
Migrants remain a hot topic in Britain and this timely event comes from the perspective of women, who have multiple cultural struggles aside from being a migrant.
The exhibition has been created and curated by author and sociologist Semra Eren-Nijhar. In it, each woman gives a short account of her life as a migrant displayed alongside a large portrait photo of her.
Eren-Nijhar has turned the women’s responses and the wider findings of her research into their migration into a bi-lingual book of the same name: Gurbet – There Is No More a Place Far From Home! (Is There?) / Artık Gurbet Yok! (Mu?). Copies will be available for purchase during the exhibition.
The exhibition is at the Pictorem Gallery on Hoe Street and is free to see.
Exhibition: Gurbet – There Is No More a Place Far From Home! (Is There?) / Artık Gurbet Yok! (Mu?)
Duration: 4-5 July 2016
Venue address: Pictorem Gallery, 383 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London E17 9AP
Opening times: 09.00-17.30
More info: semraerennijhar.com