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Coal, Frankincense and Myrrh: Yemen and British Yemenis

Issue No. 2206

One of Tim Smith

One of Tim Smith's photos


Britain’s Yemenis comprise the country’s oldest established Muslim community.

This exhibition explores how and why Yemeni people came to Britain, and how their migration is linked to Yemen’s ancient role as a trading nation.

Tim Smith has photographed Britain’s Yemeni communities since the 1980s in Sheffield, Bradford and Newport.

He also travelled to Yemen to photograph former British residents and look at Yemen’s history and ancient role as a centre for trade.

The exhibition movingly documents Yemini workers’ integration into British society.

Coal, Frankincense and Myrrh: Yemen and British Yemenis
Exhibition of photographs by Tim Smith
Horniman Museum, London, 10.30am-5.30pm, until 27 January 2011. Free


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Tue 15 Jun 2010, 18:43 BST
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