Lunchtime Talks: 'Caribbean Food in the UK' with Riaz Phillips

Submitted by MuseumofOxford on September 21, 2023 - 14:06

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Museum of Oxford
Wednesday, 11 October 2023

Join us and celebrate Black History Month with our October Lunchtime Talk on Caribbean food culture and heritage by award-winning writer Riaz Phillips.

After the Second World War, Britain’s population of Caribbean descendants boomed: with this came a kaleidoscope of cultures.

While Caribbean music took over the national and global airways, Caribbean food remains lesser known. Much has been studied of the music and its spaces for political means, but less discussion has centred on the food.

This talk will illustrate how, throughout the 20th Century and onward in Britain, at every turn Caribbean food in the UK is, and has remained political.

Food in the Caribbean is more than just a meal: it is part of one’s identity.

Riaz Phillips is a writer and documentary maker from London. A graduate of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, his work focuses on the intersection of food, history, economics and politics.

Sales from tickets help support our work to deliver fun and accessible family activities, community engagement projects, schools workshops, exhibitions and special events for Oxford’s people in our Museum spaces.

Please feel free to bring along your lunch or a coffee from the Town Hall café!

Tickets are available for £6 online and £5 from the Museum of Oxford Gift Shop.

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