Jamaica Hidden Histories is an educational project by Full Spectrum Productions, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. It aims to unearth and communicate information to diverse communities to understand the history of Jamaica, its distinctive cultural identity and links with Britain. The project will explore how Jamaican culture has become a recognisable and global brand.


Volunteer Training

Jamaican Business Language and Marketing Evening Showcase

Preparations for the Jamaican Business Language and Marketing Evening Showcase kicked started at Rich Mix on the 7th April with presentations by three key Jamaican Business Leaders and chaired by Lorna Holder.

Join us for the Live Evening showcase at Rich Mix, Thursday 17th April 2014 from 7.30pm

Special guest performance from Freddie Notes, taking us through a musical journey spanning 70 years.

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020 7613 7498

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Sugar was King

Saturday 2 August 2014

10:30am - 4:30pm

FREE ENTRY: Lunch & Refreshments Provided.

‘Sugar was King’ Workshop at New Art Exchange : Community elders share their experiences on drinks, sweet and cakes they made growing up in Jamaica with school children from diverse communities.

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Independence, Identity & Belonging Workshop

Saturday 23 August 2014

10:30am - 5:00pm

FREE ENTRY: Lunch & Refreshments Provided.

The Drum
144 Potters Lane
West Midlands B6 4UU

'Independence, Identity & Belonging' Workshop at The Drum :Students from Newman University College and elders from diverse communities share experiences of identity and belonging.

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Volunteer Training Photographer- Miles Holder


Further Images


“One of the highlights for me was to know that I was able to touch something someone else had to touched centuries ago!”

- Dammir Boyce


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Volunteer Training


Monday 2- Friday 6 December 2013

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

1, Kensington Gore
SW7 2AR.


Conference and Seminars

Jamaica Hidden Histories: Cultural Re-Awakening Conference Day

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The event kick started with refreshments on arrival followed by an enthralling, energetic and vibrant opening performance from the fabulous all female Harambe Drummers and a short introductory film. This engendered great interest and enthusiasm for the day’s events. Delores Cooper, OD eloquently chaired the day, and shared some of her childhood experiences of growing up in Jamaica.

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Conference Seminars

Hidden Histories – The Real History of Jamaica.

Oliver Cromwell

1980's & 90's Achievements

Cromwell succeeded in capturing the island of Jamaica…

Map of Jamaica

Map Of Jamaica

Map of Jamaica, published in 1698….

Jamaican Maroons

Jamaican Maroons

The Spanish settlers escaped to Cuba…


Jamaica Buccaneers

Buccaneers and pirates reigned supreme….

Sugar Was King

Sugar Was King

The British Industrial Revolution prospered through slavery…..

London Olympics

London Olympics 1948

In 1948 Arthur Wint won Jamaica’s first Olympic gold...

Five Decades



Jamaica 1960's Independence - History of Jamaica

Jamaica gained independence on 6th August 1962...


Black Political and Cultural Re-awakening

1970's Cultural Re-awakening - History of Jamaica

The 1970’s saw a revival of several key black activists such as Marcus Garvey...

1980’s & 1990‘s

Enterprise and Political Achievements

1980's & 90's Achievements - History of Jamaica

The 1980’s and 1990’s set the mould for Black enterprise and political...


Business Language and Marketing

2000's Business and Marketing - History of Jamaica

This decade has seen an increase in the use of ‘Jamaican style’ patois, music...

“By identifying and seeking out hidden histories of Jamaican contributions to the culture and economy of Britain, this project will establish a legacy that future generations can explore and expand upon”.

Lorna Holder, Managing Director of Full Spectrum Productions