Minority Voice
Minority Voice has been created by Hull’s Banyamulenge community.

Exhibition explores heritage and traditions of Hull refugees

A community of refugees are sharing their cultural heritage and traditions in a new exhibition.

Hull’s Banyamulenge community fled conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo eight years ago.

Their exhibition, Minority Voice, is on display at Hull History Centre until January 18.

The exhibition includes examples and photographs of art and artefacts, and video footage of events and celebrations filmed in Rwanda earlier this year.

Minority Voice exhibition Hull History Centre

The exhibition has been funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Shabukimbia Murambya is one of the people behind the exhibition.

He said: “We wanted to share our heritage. We came from eastern DRC and settled here in Hull. Our children, who came when they were very little, have grown now and we want them to keep our culture.

“Another reason why we wanted to do the exhibition is because our history is oral and not documented, so we wanted somewhere to keep a record of it.”

After the exhibition is finished, it will be archived at Hull History Centre.

It has been funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The exhibition will also include a number of special events including storytelling, video screenings and traditional songs and dancing.

You can find out more about the exhibition and these events on Facebook.

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