Our collection of videos feature some of the diverse stories that we’ve uncovered from Exeter’s multicultural past. This collection includes stories that bring new perspectives to the Royal Albert Memorial Museum’s Collections, Exeter during World War II, the local Jewish Community, and the city in the Victorian Era.

All videos created by Julian Kemp and Colourburn Media.


This video gives a general introduction to the project, with footage from the story-telling event at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum.

Three Stories of Ganesh

Community researchers Ravindra J Nathwani, Sandhya Dave and Anita Nathwani explore stories and meanings of the Hindu god Ganesh and his statue in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum.

Being Jewish

Community researcher Tom Rickard tells us his own story, of being Jewish, and of finding out about Exeter’s Jewish community.

Fisk Jubilee Singers in Exeter

The story of Ella Sheppard and the Fisk Jubilee Singers, and their concert in Exeter. Told by Ghee Bowman and Crystal Carter.

Black GIs in Exeter

Crystal Carter tells the story of the Black American soldiers stationed in Exeter during World War II, and the racist policies used to separate them from their White colleagues.

John Antat Interview

Interview of John Antat by Abigail Mureva and Sandhya Dave.

Signs of the Times – Introduction

This video introduces the project and also includes some simple Deaf awareness for hearing people. The Exeter Deaf Academy took on the challenge of recording the life histories of some of its former pupils. It focused on five areas, education, employment, language, community and relationships with hearing people.

We’re all Humans on Earth

This lovely song was written by Palestinian student Fadi Al Naji, and is performed here by Fadi on the oud, with David Heathfield on backing vocals and tambourine.