After attending the London Transport’s Caribbean Workforce Exhibition Antonia Jones invited special guests Gloria George, Chair of Transport for London (TFL) Raising Awareness of Culture & Ethnicity (RACE) Staff Network Group at TFL and her colleague Ashley Mayers, who is a Customer Experience Manager to AJ’s Soundbooth.
The pair talked with Antonia about their involvement in the exhibition. Ashley had three generations of his family that have worked for London bus services while Gloria’s mother worked in the canteen at a local bus garage in the 70s, and from this they both had some amazing stories to speak about. We also reflected on the importance of TFL showcasing the exhibition including what this means for the future along with exploring how many generations of Caribbean workers helped shaped London and its transport.
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Read our recent review of the London Transport’s Caribbean Workforce Exhibition here.
New Museum Late Event
If you missed the last event join the party atmosphere at the London Transport Museum Late event inspired by Caribbean culture and its latest exhibition, Legacies: London Transport’s Caribbean Workforce, on 17 June, at 18:45 to 22:00.
At the event you’ll get to:
- Transport yourself to the Caribbean with live music, talks, dance workshops, a DJ, street food and spiced rum drinks
- Browse a pop-up multi-cultural book shop, hear stories from the Windrush generation in their own words and listen to an actor playing a Jamaican born station master
- Explore the Museum’s galleries after hours.
This event is the second Museum Late in a new season to run on selected Fridays to February 2023. Tickets £15, book online in advance
AJ’s Soundbooth the podcast is hosted by Antonia Jones. You’ll get to meet some of the best artists to emerge on the music scene, plus hear from some of the influential public figures who are making headway and helping to shape our culture in the music, arts and entertainment industry.