making of the mural installed in Soho House Brixton Studio
Everyday there are people and their cultural possessions that arrive in new places, having reached their destinations under different circumstances. From the early 1950's, West Indians landed in the perceived motherland, the United Kingdom, with one unified dream: to better their lives. Some of them and their possessions destined never to return to their homeland. But amongst the upheaval and misunderstanding of their cultures, a people and their families thrived. As each suitcase was labelled with the owners' names, so other labels like Trojan Records and symbols like OBAALA (Organisation for Black Art Advancement & Leisure Activities) embedded themselves in Black UK culture.