The British Hotel - Exhibition by Black Butterfly


Hattons Yard, 4A Hatherley Road, TN37 6LB

Black Butterfly imagine the sights, sounds and home comforts of the British Hotel, the provisions store, canteen, and medical centre set up by Mary Seacole to serve soldiers in the Crimea in the 1850s.

FREE family-friendly drop-in art activities include:
MONDAY 10 APRIL – Mary Seacole screen printing workshop with @lucky_budgie

WEDNESDAY 12 APRIL – Create 3D pop-up cards of the British Hotel with artist Leroy Henry

THURSDAY 13 APRIL – Youth street art class with Abraham.O

“my business was to make things right in my sphere, and whatever confusion, and disorder existed elsewhere, comfort and order were always to be found at Spring Hill. When there was no sun elsewhere, some few gleams—so its grateful visitors said—always seemed to have stayed behind, to cheer the weary soldiers that gathered in the British Hotel” – Mary Seacole, from Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands.

This exhibition forms part of Black Butterfly’s #Unforgotten heritage series, revealing the hidden her/histories of Afrodescendant people who helped shape British society.