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Type Workshops
National Maritime Museum
Date and Times Saturday 24 June | 10am-5pm
Prices Free

An award-winning artist, author and activist, Zita Holbourne FRSA campaigns for equality, justice and human rights through poetry, art, music and written and spoken word. 

In this hands-on workshop, get creative with Zita and make your own artistic masterpiece inspired by her Windrush artwork.

Running throughout the day, this drop-in session will take place in the Learning Space at the National Maritime Museum.

Portrait of Zita Holbourne beside her artistic globe
Zita Holbourne beside her globe created for the art education project, The World Reimagined. Image: Carlton Dixon

About Zita Holbourne

Zita Holbourne is an award-winning multi-disciplinary artist, writer, curator, activist and community and human rights campaigner.

Her art has been featured in exhibitions at Tate Modern, V&A and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, amongst many other venues both nationally and internationally.

She is the author of the book, Striving for Equality, Freedom and Justice (Hansib Publications), which brings together quotes, poetry and art to highlight important historical and current struggles. As a poet and spoken word artist, she had the honour of performing her tribute poem at the official UK Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela & in the UK Parliament to mark the Nelson Mandela centenary.

Zita is the founder and curator of the exhibition Roots, Culture and Identity, which marks the 30th anniversary of the murder of Stephen Lawrence – in whose memory the exhibition was established – and the 75th anniversary of the Empire Windrush's arrival in Britain.

Banner image: Zita Holbourne by Joshua Senior, Black Writers Guild

The World Reimagined

Thirty-six globes, one groundbreaking outdoor art experience. The World Reimagined aims to transform how we understand the transatlantic slave trade and its impact on all of us.

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