Dominoes, Gardening and Drinking Rum

The Twilight Years of the Windrush Generation

From Planet 244

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.

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