CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Cotswold Life today CLICK HERE

Oxford exhibition to mark new period in Cuba’s history

PUBLISHED: 09:36 29 September 2015 | UPDATED: 09:37 29 September 2015

Castro’s Cuba

Castro’s Cuba

Archant

Two Oxford photographers will be joined by the Cuban photographer Juan Manuel Cruz del Cueto in an exhibition to be staged at St John’s College in St Giles, Oxford, 10 October

Castro’s CubaCastro’s Cuba

One of the last vestiges of the Cold War - the stand-off between Cuba and the United States- came to an end this autumn with Cuba and the Unites States resuming diplomatic relations.

This October also sees the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Cuban communist party.

To mark these events, two Oxford photographers will be joined by the Cuban photographer Juan Manuel Cruz del Cueto in an exhibition to be staged at St John’s College in St Giles, Oxford.

The Oxford exhibition – Castro’s Cuba – Hardship and Opportunity - opens on October 10th Cuba’s Independence Day. It will be open to the public until October 24th.

The Oxford photographers Uwe Ackermann and Robin Laurance have both travelled widely in Cuba, facing challenges that only Cuba can present. Their work shows a side of Cuba rarely seen by tourists. Laurance is an established photojournalist and the Founding Director of the Oxford Photography Festival. He lives in Summertown.

Ackermann is a Professor Emeritus of Physiology who followed Castro’s example of arriving for his first visit to Cuba by boat. (The two Castro brothers famously arrived by motor yacht with their fellow revolutionaries in 1956.) Ackermann, an experienced sailor and photographer, lives in Botley.

Juan Manuel Cruz del Cueto has documented areas of Cuban life only accessible to insiders. He has worked with the UN and UNICEF and has gained special permission from the Cuban authorities and the British Home Office to visit Oxford during the exhibition.

Castro’s Cuba - Hardship and Opportunity will be at the Barn Galleries, St John’s College from October 10th – October 24th. Opening times : 10.00am – 4.00pm. Entry is free.

Photographs from the exhibition will be available to the media prior to the opening.

Juan Manuel Cruz del Cueto will be available for interviews during the first week of the exhibition.

A press and private view will be held at the galleries from 6 till 8 PM on October 10th.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Cotswold Life visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Cotswold Life staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Cotswold Life account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Out & about

As well as three days of action-packed racing and tradition, there’s plenty to do away from the course at this year’s November Meeting. Neil Phillips, The Wine Tipster, shares his 14 suggestions on how to make the most of your time at Cheltenham Racecourse

Read more

The Warwickshire town of Alcester is considered one of the best understood Roman settlements in the country. Tracy Spiers digs below the surface to discover its hidden jewels

Read more

Thanks to the impact of ground-breaking comedy This Country, the quiet market town of Northleach has become one of the Cotswolds’ hottest film locations. Katie Jarvis is sent to investigate

Read more
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Stephen Roberts walks in the footsteps of the Oxford scholar who enjoyed attending parties dressed as a polar bear, and once chased a neighbour while dressed as an axe-wielding Anglo-Saxon

Read more
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

I send this postcard from Cirencester, complete with the discoveries and viewpoints from four members of my family – both the young and not so young

Read more
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

If you’re looking for things to do in the Cotswolds this month, we have gathered plenty of events for you to pop in your diary

Read more
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

One hundred years ago this month the guns fell silent, marking the end of what was to become known as The Great War. Stephen Roberts remembers the impact the war had on Cotswold lives from 1914-1918

Read more
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Being a region so steeped in history, there are plenty of locations in the Cotswolds with spooky stories from over the years. From bloody executions, eerie apparitions and headless horsemen, we pick 23 of the most haunted locations throughout the Cotswolds to visit if you dare

Read more
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

New bat cams installed at Woodchester Mansion help study protected breeds while also becoming an added attraction for visitors. Jo Barber looks at the work of one of the UK’s foremost bat experts and the mansion’s valued volunteers

Read more
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

From an all-boy, all boarding prep school for just 30 pupils, to the quietly trailblazing yet still traditional school it is today – here is a snapshot of Beaudesert over its 110-year history

Read more
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Of all the castles in the region, none have seen as much war, romance and royalty as Sudeley over its dramatic 1,000-year history. And with such a colourful and eventful past, it is easy to see why some people believe there could be spirits from bygone eras which still wander the halls and corridors to this day

Read more
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Following a record year for ‘visitor giving’ donations via local businesses, applications are invited to fund conservation projects

Read more
Monday, October 15, 2018

What started as a business ploy by one Cotswold firm has developed into an inspirational garden

Read more
Monday, October 8, 2018

If a bit of English eccentricity is your thing, spend an enjoyable afternoon exploring the delightful follies of Faringdon

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory A+ Education

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Property Search