Cheltenham: Diaspora exhibition

Cheltenham Diaspora: Exploring narratives of migration into Cheltenham

The ‘Cheltenham Diaspora Project’ is a research project initiated and led by staff members at the University of Gloucestershire and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. It has begun to unlock migration narratives in Cheltenham, celebrating diversity and adding unexplored elements to the history of the town. Migrant communities have played a significant part in Cheltenham’s past and present, and the project has explored how people and communities have come to establish themselves in Cheltenham and the ways community heritage has evolved. This culminated in an exhibition held at Chapel Arts in 2019. A series of events planned throughout 2020 were unfortunately cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic, but for those unable to make it to the initial exhibition, a virtual tour is available by clicking on the links below. Feel free to add your comments, questions and memories at the bottom of each page.


Intangible Heritage

Moses Craig Akinpelumi Adeyemi

From Siberia to the Settlement Camps of Gloucestershire

From Parris to Cheltenham


We are always interested to hear the thoughts and responses of people who have been engaged in the exhibition, whether you were personally involved, visited the exhibition, or took the virtual tour online. We would be grateful if you could spend a few minutes completing our survey:

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