by Yvonne Connikie
Yvonne Connikie gives an insight into her research into the leisure activities of Caribbean Elders in south Wales, and the zest for life she has discovered. She draws on theories of leisure, gender and Critical Race Theory to address the obstacles her interviewees face when seeking to enjoy themselves.
The PhD research I am undertaking takes a deep dive into the leisure activities of Caribbean Elders who live in Newport and Cardiff. The main focus of my research is on the domino tournaments which take place in Cardiff between the local team and ‘away’ teams from other areas of the UK, such as London, Birmingham, Leeds – just about everywhere in the UK which has a Caribbean community.Sign in to read more
Yvonne Connikie was the founder of Black Film Festival Wales and an Assistant Curator for Black London Film Heritage. She is also a PhD candidate at the University of South Wales exploring the leisure activities of the Windrush Caribbeans in Butetown. Having recently worked on projects with Artes Mundi, she is now developing her practice in photography and film.