Videos tagged with culture

"Being the first girl in my family to go to university"

Mrs Mehmood, a school teacher and wife of Dr Mehmood, remembers life growing up in the UK and the pressure she faced from family when going to university. She was the first female in her family to do so, and as her father warned that her actions could affect future family members.

The beginning of the swinging 60s - A cultural revolution

The beginning of the swinging 60s - A cultural revolution

Jacki Rogers recounts the revolutionary changes that were brought about with the 1960s. It was a drastic change from the austerity of the 1950s. London had been a solemn and grey place after the war and people craved a change in culture and attitude. With the 1960s came a feeling of release and expressionism that previously had been absent. The music and fashion were life-changing, and the feelings of freedom and love that were around in that era have never been surpassed. Jacki Rogers recounts her own personal experiences of the 60s and how they changed her. She recalls going to coffee shops to see live 'skiffle' music, hearing her first Elvis Presley album and wearing her first bell-bottom trousers.

Leaving Trinidad for London in the 1960s

Leaving Trinidad for London in the 1960s

In the concluding part of her interview Tara Ramdeen recounts the journey she made almost 60 years ago when she left her tropical island life in Trinidad and went on a 3 week boat journey to come to England and start a career in nursing in the 1960s.

Life in Trinidad for an Indian family in the 1950s

Life in Trinidad for an Indian family in the 1950s

Tara Ramdeen's family moved to Trinidad from India to work in the plantations. They ended up settling there and it is where she spent a very happy childhood, although she did feel elements of separation from the Afro-Caribbean community. In this interview Tara explains what life was like on the beautiful, self-sufficient island and how her family maintained their Indian culture in such vastly different surroundings.