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This catalogue shares the photographic portraits and oral histories gathered by The GAP as part of Children in Movement, a Heritage Lottery Funded project from 2018.


Children in Movement is a collection of child migration stories spanning almost 80 years, starting with a young Czech girl's journey on the Kindertransport in 1939. Every story across each subsequent decade echoes its themes of separation and community, identity and difference, loss and hope, as young lives have threaded their way from all corners of the globe to make their home in Birmingham, and to make Birmingham today's most ethnically diverse city in the UK.


This intimate mosaic of personal accounts and images fills the void in which prejudice and distorted narratives about immigration thrive. It gives the reader the opportunity to hear above the clamouring headlines the voices of people who, for a whole variety of reasons and from very different backgrounds, have made Birmingham their home.

Children in Movement

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