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Visit the 'First Waves' exhibition in Westminster Hall between 7 January and 13 February 2019

10 December 2018

Image of UK Parliament portcullis

Free tickets can now be booked to visit this exhibition in Westminster Hall between 7 January and 13 February. ‘First Waves’ includes artworks created by communities across the country and brought together for the first time in this exhibition.

In 2017 the Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art established an artist's residency to explore the legacy of the 1965, 1968 and 1976 Race Relations Acts.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Act, throughout 2018 artist Scarlett Crawford has worked with communities across the UK to capture the voices of generations who have been directly impacted by the Race Relations Acts.
Working with six partner institutions in Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Nottingham, Swansea and Thamesmead the artist delivered a series of workshops with community groups. During these workshops, individuals were encouraged to share their experiences through photography and oral histories.
The artworks created at these workshops will be on display together for the first time in Westminster Hall in January 2019.

How can I visit and book tickets?

'First Waves' is open Monday to Saturday between 7 January and 13 February 2019.

First timed entry is 9am (except Mondays and Saturdays 10am). Last entry is 6pm on weekdays and 4pm on Saturdays.

Capacity is limited so advance booking is recommended. Free tickets, which provide access to Westminster Hall only, can be booked online, by calling 44 (0)20 7219 4114 or in person from the Ticket Office at the front of Portcullis House.

Image credit: Scarlett Crawford