• Picture: 25 Funeral – Gazette Janis Blower Image Credit: Courtesy of South Shields Gazette

  • Mohammad Ali inside South Shields Mosque. Photographer Fred Mudditt of Fietscher Fotos Ltd. Courtesy of Brandon Mudditt (son of photographer)

  • Picture: 28 Meeting at the Mill Dam Image Credit: Courtesy of South Shields Gazette

  • British wives of Yemeni sailors, in ceremonial garb, receiving instruction in Islam from al-Hakimi, South Shields, mid 1930s Courtesy of al-Musawwar (Egyptian Journal)

  • Picture: Gaz.Muslim Parade - End of Ramadan Image Credit: Courtesy of South Shields Gazette

  • Picture: 26 Arrest – TBC Image Credit: Courtesy of South Shields Gazette

Last of The Dictionary Men

Stories from the South Shields Yemeni Sailors

2 April 2008 - 5 May 2008

BALTIC debuts Bridge+Tunnel Productions’ Last of The Dictionary Men. This multimedia exhibition is based around the lives and history of the Yemeni community based in South Shields, a coastal town in Tyne and Wear, England.

Featuring photographs of first-generation settlers by artist Youssef Nabil and a series of video portraits by Tina Gharavi, the exhibition offers a unique insight into the complexities of modern British immigrant history. The exhibition will be accompanied by The King of South Shields, a documentary on boxer Muhammad Ali’s little known visit and extraordinary wedding in the South Shields town mosque.

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