- Paul Robeson Art is a Weapon Festival
Monday 30 September – Saturday 26 October. Organised by Tayo Aluko of Call Mr Robeson. Tristan Bates Theatre, 1A Tower Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2. Box Office: 020 7240 6283. email@example.com full programme at
http://cmr.tayoalukoandfriends.com/art_is_festwww.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk/artisaweapon.asp. Most of talks are listed below and they accompany performances of Call Mr Robeson. Also other events and performances.
My art is a weapon in the struggle for my people's freedom and for the freedom of all people' - Paul Robeson.
Birmingham BHM brochure
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Haringey BHM brochure
Hull BHM Programme
Lambeth BHM brochure
Leicester BHM Programme
Lewisham BHM Porgramme
Mersyside BHM Group
Southwark BHM Programme
Wales BHM programme
Wandsworth BHM brochure
https://gll-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/asset/attachment/3400/BlackHistoryMonth2013.pdf. History event highlights are listed below,
Black History 2013 website
. This has links to full programmes of a few local authorities – mainly London Boroughs.
Monday 30 September - Sunday 13 October. ‘To Tell My Story’ exhibition
Monday 30 September. 6.30pm.‘African British Civil Rights Since The 1960s
For more information or to book: www.harrowBHM.eventbrite.com.
The organisers say: ‘The theme is particularly important, because this year is 50 years since the March on Washington for Civil Rights and Jobs where Martin Luther King delivered his famous ‘I Have A Dream’ speech, which provides an opportunity to reflect on Britain’s civil rights activism within that period, and beyond. The recent peerage of Doreen Lawrence, for example, does not end the fight for justice for the murder of her son Stephen Lawrence and others who’ve died under suspicious circumstances. Her campaign, and the Bristol Bus Boycott which triumphed over racist employment policy 50 years ago and led to Britain’s first equality law, are examples of activism. However, there are also countless less well known stories of activism within the community and the work-place, by extraordinary people such as Ealing residents Jessica and Eric Huntley, and Harrow resident John Roberts QC, all of whom have spoken of their contributions to activism at previous Harrow African/Black History events.’
From Tuesday 1 to Monday 28 October. London Schools Remembrance Project Exhibition
Tuesday 1 – Friday 4 October. Black Cultures and Identities in Europe: Continental Shifts in Perception
George Padmore Institute and London University. Senate House, Malet St/Russell Square, London, WC1. www.georgepadmoreinstitute.org/node/192. Further details and to register see www.ies.sas.ac.uk/events/ies-conferences/AfroEuropeans.
Tuesday 1 - Thursday 31 October. Dig My Archives Schools Project Exhibition
Tuesday 1 October. 6.10pm. Here I Stand? Paul Robeson and the Jewish Question, then and now
Talk by Selma James. Part of Paul Robeson Art if a Weapon Festival – see above.
Tuesday 1 October 6.30-8pm. Black in the British Frame by Stephen Bourne
Tuesday 1 October. 7.30pm. Crime & Punishment. Black People at the Old Bailey 1674-1913
Tuesday 1 October. 7.45pm. Celebrations of Aime Cesaire Birth and Arrival of Windrush
Lewisham Ethnic Minorities Partnership and the Windrush Foundation. Free. Lewisham Library, Lewisham High Street, London SE13.
Wednesday 2 October to Sunday 2 February 2014. 1-5pm. Origins of the Afro Comb Exhibition
An exhibition in association with the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University. Bruce Castle Museum.
Wednesday 2 October. 1.30 - 3pm. “Gateway to Windrush”
Ngugı wa Thiong’o ( Kenyan and African writer and radical political activist. George Padmore Institute and London University. Senate House, Malet St/Russell Square, London, WC1. www.georgepadmoreinstitute.org/node/192. Entrance £5 payable in advance at www.ies.sas.ac.uk/events/ies-conferences/AfroEuropeans.
Wednesday 2 October 7-8.30pm. John Banting, London art and Black interwar histories
documents and photographs reveal about his links to black anti-racist activism and the black British presence of the 1930s. Putney Library, 5/7 Disraeli Road, SW15. Free but ring 020 8780 3085 to book seat.
Thursday 3 October. 6pm–8.30pm. SANKOFA. The truth behind Black History Month 1926-2013
Guest speakers from 7pm. Hackney Museum, Technology and Learning Centre, 1 Reading Lane, London, E8. GQ . www.hackney.gov.uk/hackneymuseum. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday 3 October. 6.10pm. Black People and British Drama
Talk by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. Part of Paul Robeson Art if a Weapon Festival – see above.
Friday 4 October. 2pm. Struggles in Manchester before & after 1945’s Pan African Congress
Talk by Marika Sherwood. Working Class Movement Library, 51 Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX, www.wcmil.org.uk.
Friday 4 October. 6.10pm. Who were the Moors? Why were they important?
Talk by Robin Walker. Part of Paul Robeson Art if a Weapon Festival – see above.
Friday 4 October. 6.30-9.30pm. Film screening, followed by film-maker and media lecturer Imruh Bakari
For more information or to book: email@example.com. 07956 846375/020 8930 993.
Friday 4 October 7-9.30pm. Cricket, food and music evening
Colin Babb talks about his book, They Gave the Crowd Plenty Fun, a study of the impact of West Indian cricket on those of Caribbean birth and descent in Britain. During the evening there will be quizzes, mystery prizes, snacks and live music headlined by singer Hajar Wright. Balham Library, 16 Ramsden Road, SW12. Free but ring 020 8673 1129 for seat.
Saturday 5 October. 12noon-1.30pm. Mother Country/The Motherland Calls
Saturday 5 October. 2.30-4.30pm. Lambeth Caribbean family history surgery
Run by Black Cultural Archives. Carnegie Library, 188 Herne Hill Road, SE24. 020 7926 6050.
Saturday 5 October. 5.30-11pm. Basingstoke Community Celebration Event
This event will launch the newly formed Basingstoke Caribbean Society & Friends Organisation and Celebrate BHM. Entertainment will be provided by a professional singer, steel band and sound system. There will also be a children’s cultural event, domino tournament, raffle prizes, information stalls and delicious Caribbean food. Adults £10 / Family £15 (up to 2 adults & 3 children). Ticket provide admission to event and meal. There is also a paying Bar at the venue. For further information and to purchase tickets: please contact Grace Powell/Basingstoke Caribbean Society and Friends: Gracepowell@ymail.com. 07505 153046. Popley Fields Community Centre, Carpenters Down, Popley, Basingstoke, Hampshire. RG24 9AE.
Sunday 6 October. 11.30am & 3pm. Peckham black history re-enactment walks
Take an historical walk through the streets of Peckham, led by S I Martin, meet some influential black people in history along the way, and listen to them recount their stories. Meet at Sojourner Truth Centre, 161 Sumner Road, SE15. Free
Sunday 6 October. 2-4pm. Culture and Black History
Interview with me on Janet Smith’s Croydon Radio Culture Show. It will then be available as a podcast. http://croydonradio.com/index.php.
Sunday 6 October. 2-4.30pm. Black History Walk: What were Black People doing in World War One? Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Rd, SE1. To book go to www.eventbrite.co.uk.
Sunday 6 October. 3.10pm. Robeson and Othello: Britain, America, Moscow
Talk by Tony Howard. Part of Paul Robeson Art if a Weapon Festival – see above.
Monday 7 October. 6.30-8.30pm. History of Black businesses and entrepreneurs in Britain
Monday 7 October 3-4.30pm. Mental Health and positive change for BME communities
Monday 7 October 6.30-8pm. Living Archive by Leon Robinson
Tuesday 8 October. 6.10pm. Out of the Shadows: Eslanda Robeson the Anti-Colonial Activist and Global Citizen
Talk by Imaobong Umoren. Part of Paul Robeson Art if a Weapon Festival – see above.
Tuesday 8 October 6.30-8pm. Black Hair Culture, Style and Politics
Tuesday 8 October. 7pm. Black British and Asian Shakespearean actors
Mary Seacole Centre, 91 Clapham High Street, SW4. Lambeth BHM event. Free but advisable to book: 020 7926 0717. Full programme at www.lambeth.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/861BA4F0-0DA2-4B5E-8D35-8FA835393622/0/BHMguide2013Final.pdf
Wednesday 9 October. 6.10pm. The Colonies and Colonials in World War II
Talk by Marika Sherwood. Part of Paul Robeson Art if a Weapon Festival – see above.
Wednesday 9 October. 7-8.30pm. Black History in an Hour
Wednesday 9 October. 7.30pm. Black Cultural Archives: Past Present and Future
with Hannah Ishmail. Herne Hill United Church Hall, Red Post Hill, SE24. A look at the history of BCA and its work as it prepares to move into its new home in Raleigh Hall, Brixton. Refreshments available.
Wednesday 9 October. 7.45pm. Freedom Riders
Thursday 10 October. 7pm. Crime and Punishment Black people at the Old Bailey 1674 to 1913
See 1 October. Coombes Croft Library, Tottenham High Road. London, N17.
Stephen Bourne gives an illustrated talk about growing up in Peckham; his adopted Aunt Esther (the subject of his first book); and how he came to write black British history books including The Motherland Calls – Britain’s Black Servicemen and Women 1939-45 (The History Press, 2012) and the forthcoming Black Poppies – Britain’s Black Community and the Great War (The History Press, 2014). King’s College Hospital (Boardroom), Denmark Hill, London, SE5. Admission £5. A Black History Month fundraising event for King’s College Hospital.
Thursday 10 October. 7pm. Family History workshop led by Patrick Vernon
The workshop will provide an introduction into how to do research using the local resources available, and tips for tracing your family tree, and will include the following.
• Developing family learning around heritage and cultural identity
• Sharing of advice, information and good practice in tracing your family tree and cultural heritage
• Top tips for family history research
• Tapping in to expert opinion from genealogist, local archives and historians
• Use of websites such as Ancestry.com for doing family history research
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place..Wood Green Library, 187-197A High Road, London, N22.
Friday 11 October. 11.30-12.30. Coming to England
Come and meet Floella Benjamin. Community Space, Bernard Wetherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon. Ring 020 8726 6900 (ask for Central Library).
Friday 11 October. 7-10pm. Young Gifted and Black Awards
Saturday 12 October 12.00-1.30pm. Black Poppies
Friday 11 October 6.30-8pm. Black History in the National Curriculum
Saturday 12 October. 12noon. Laurie Cunningham, Nubian Jak Plaque Unveiling
Saturday 12 October 12noon-1.30pm. Black Poppies
experience of black Britons, and the loyalty they held for their mother country both on the front line and the home front. Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London, SE11. Admission Free. Further information: www.iwm.org.uk. See his Black Poppies article in October’s History Today.
See 1 October. St Ann’s Library, Cissbury Road, London, N15.
Saturday 12 October. 3.10pm. Duse Mohamed Ali
Talk by Sean Creighton on the North African London based actor, manager and journalist. Part of Paul Robeson Art if a Weapon Festival – see above.
Saturday 12 October. 6.10pm. On discovering Coleridge-Taylor
Talk by Jonathan Butcher (Artistic Director Croydon Samuel-Coleridge-Taylor Festival 2012). Part of Paul Robeson Art if a Weapon Festival – see above.
Sunday 13 October. 2-4.30pm. Black History Walk: What were Black People doing in World War One? Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Rd, SE1. To book go to www.eventbrite.co.uk.
Tuesday 15 October. 6.10pm. Paul Robeson’s British Films 1935-40
Tuesday 15 October 6.30-8pm. Shapurji Saklatvala
Wed 16 October. 6.10pm. Before Paul there was Ira
Talk by Oku Ekpenyon on Ira Alridge. Part of Paul Robeson Art if a Weapon Festival – see above.
Tuesday 15 October. Workshop - Historicising and re-connecting rural community: Black presences and the legacies of slavery and colonialism in rural Britain
Wednesday 16 October. 7pm. Sounds Like London – 100 Years of Black music in the capital
Talk by Lloyd Bradley about his book. Brixton Library, Brixton Oval, SW2. Lambeth BHM event. Free but advisable to book: 020 7926 1056.
Wednesday 16 October. 7-8.30pm. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: His popularity with British Music Lovers
Thursday 17 October 6-7pm. Beautifying the body in ancient Africa and today
is a make-up artist and fashion editor for black business magazine Knowledge Fountain. In her book Beautifying the body in ancient Africa and today hair, skin, colour, textiles and ornaments are analysed within their cultural context. More info on www.christellekedi.com and www.christellekedi.tumblr.com. Wandsworth Town Library, 11 Garratt Lane, SW18. Free but ring 020 8877 1742 to book seat.
Thursday 17 October 6.10pm. Paul Robeson and 'Black Bolshevism'
Talk by Hakim Adi. Part of Paul Robeson Art if a Weapon Festival – see above.
Thursday 17 October. 7.30pm. The Palace Concerts. Music From Then and Now at the Crystal Palace
The multi-instrumentalist Orphy Robinson will play marimba improvising on Martin Luther King’s
I have a Dream Speech. St John, The Evangelist Church, Auckland Rd, Upper Norwood. £10
(under 16s free).
Friday 18 October 6.30-8pm. Sounds like London: a history of black music in the capital
Friday 18 October. 8.30pm. Twelve Years a Slave
Saturday 19 October. 2.10pm. Paul Robeson and the Unity Theatre Movement
Talk by Harry Landis. Part of Paul Robeson Art if a Weapon Festival – see above.
Sunday 20 October. 10.30am-1pm & 2-4.30pm. Black History Studies Tour of British Museum
Sunday 20 October. 3.10pm. The Speech: The Story Behind Martin Luther King's I have a dream speech
Talk by Guardian journalist Gary Younge. Part of Paul Robeson Art if a Weapon Festival – see above.
Tuesday, 22 October.4.45pm. ‘The “Glory and the Shame”: The dissonant legacies of slavery, memory and identity in Liverpool’
Building Identities: The Politics of Memory in the Black Atlantic (Liverpool UP Paperback, Spring 2012. Website with content by Alan: www.revealinghistories.org.uk.
Tuesday 22 October. 7pm. Gateway to the Empire Windrush
See 10 October. Please email email@example.com to book your place. Wood Green Library, 187-197A High Road, Wood Green, N22.
Wednesday 23 October. All Day. Black History Cultural Event at Basingstoke College of Technology
The purpose of this event is to encourage students to reflect on their cultural heritage and actively participate in activities from a range of cultural backgrounds as a learning and development initiative.
For more information please contact Sam Harding / Learning and Development Co-Ordinator, Basingstoke College of Technology: firstname.lastname@example.org . College: Worting Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 8TN.
Wednesday 23 October. 10am-1pm. How Important is the BAME Vote?
Wednesday 23 October. 5.30pm. Lyrics And History
History consultant Kwaku and Music4Causes rapper/songwriter Kimba facilitate youth workshop (no limit!) where participants see how music can engage with history and conscious themes, before collaborating on producing rap lyrics or spoken word that speak to African British history themes, which they perform, plus freestyle performances. Lift, 45 White Lion Street, London, N1.
Wednesday 23 Oct. 6.10pm. Unearthed: Tracing Legacies of British Slave Ownership
Talk by Nick Draper of the UCL Legacies of British Slave-ownership project. Part of Paul Robeson Art if a Weapon Festival – see above.
Wednesday 23 October 6.30-8pm. Why John Archer is Important
Wednesday 23 October 7-8.30pm. The Dawn of a Black British Jazz 1918-1935
Thursday 24 October. 1pm. Africans in Medieval & Renaissance Art
Free tour at V&A led by Michael Ohajuru. www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/2898/hidden-in-the-collections-tour-africans-in-medieval-renaiss-4269.
Thursday 24 October 6.30-8pm. Black Victorian Britain
Talk by Jeff Green. Victorian Britain had a widespread population of African descent. In the 1850s hundreds of African Americans found sanctuary and opportunities denied them in the USA. There were Africans and Caribbeans who qualified in law, medicine, engineering and music, some settling permanently. Others worked alongside whites, in mines, factories, and at sea. They shared Christian worship in cathedrals, chapels and the Salvation Army. Not confined to cities and ports, black Victorians have been traced in rural Suffolk, Colwyn Bay, Bournemouth, Colchester, Frome (Somerset) and Exeter. Jeff is a an independent historian. His books include Black Edwardians and a biography of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Jeff is a founder member of the Samuel-Coleridge-Taylor Network. www.jeffreygreen.co.uk. Northcote Library, 155e Northcote Road, SW11. Free but ring 020 7223 2336 to book seat.
Friday 25 October 6.30-8pm. Looking for Transwonderland
dark comic memoir/travelogue of a country of great beauty and variety. Noo will discuss her book. Balham Library, 16 Ramsden Road, SW12. (020) 8673 1129.
Friday 25 October 6.30-8pm. Is the way Science and Medicine practiced today our own world view?
Saturday 26 October 3-4pm. Bollywood 100 years
Saturday 26 October. 2.10pm. The Importance of Identity when sharing a common cultural heritage
Talk by Jak Beula of Nubian Jak Community Trust. Part of Paul Robeson Art if a Weapon Festival – see above.
Saturday 26 October. 6.10pm. Caribbean Migration: It Was Not The Windrush Alone!
Talk by Donald Hinds. Part of Paul Robeson Art if a Weapon Festival – see above.
Sunday 27 October. 11amff. National Association Of Black Supplementary Schools Bike Ride Fundraiser
Sunday 27 & Monday 28 October. The Black Jacobins Revisited: Rewriting History Conference.
* Sunday 27 October, International Slavery Museum, Liverpool
* Sunday 27 October, International Slavery Museum, Liverpool
Robert A. Hill (UCLA and C.L.R. James's Literary Executor), Truth, the Whole Truth, and Revolution-making in The Black Jacobins; Bill Schwarz (QMUL), Primitive Emancipation; Christian Høgsbjerg (Leeds Met), 'The Artist Must Elect to Fight for Freedom': Paul Robeson and the Haitian Revolution; Rachel Douglas (University of Glasgow), Making Drama of the Haitian Revolution From Below: C.L.R. James's The Black Jacobins (1967) Play; Raj Chetty (University of Washington, Seattle), Can a Mulatta be a Black Jacobin?: James, Feminism, and the Place of Collaboration; Raphael Hoermann, (Giessen University), The Eighteenth Brumaire of Toussaint Louverture? C.L.R. James's Poetics of Anti-Colonial Revolution in The Black Jacobins and Marx's Eighteenth Brumaire; Joanna Tegnerowicz (University of Wroclow), 'And now tell us that we are not worthy of freedom ...': Revolutionaries, Race and 'Civilization'; Fabienne Viala (University of Warwick) Sabotage, commemoration and performance: The Black Jacobins and Maryse Condé's An Tan Revolysion; Kelly Brignac (Vanderbildt) 'His Most Paternal Chest': Bourbon Royalism and the Death of Paternalism in Nineteenth-Century Martinique; Daniel Nethery (University of Sydney) The Black Jacobins, Aimé Césaire and Frantz Fanon; Sharon Elizabeth Burke (European University Institute, Florence) 'Reading The Black Jacobins as Pan-African': C.L.R. James and the Greater Diasporic Historical Consciousness; Peter Fraser (Institute of Commonwealth Studies), Generalising the Message of The Black Jacobins: The History of Negro Revolt; Nigel Carter (London Met), Educate-Co-operate-Emancipate: C.L.R. James's A History of Pan-African Revolt; Raphael Dalleo (Florida Atlantic University) 'The independence so hardly won has been maintained': C.L.R. James and the U.S. Occupation of Haiti; Rafael Gómez (SUNY), In-between the Saints and the Spirits?: Toussaint L'Ouverture's curious relationship with Voodoo reexamined; Rawle Gibbons (University of the West Indies, Director of three Caribbean Productions of The Black Jacobins Play), Dechoukaj!: The Black Jacobins and Liberating Caribbean Theatre; Yvonne Brewster (Director of London Production of The Black Jacobins Play; Founder of Talawa Theatre Company), From Page to Stage.
* Sunday 27 October 6-7.30 Buffet/wine Reception, Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool. 7.30 Toussaint Louverture: The Story of the Only Successful Slave Revolt in History. A Reading of Extracts. First performance since 1936 of precursor to C.L.R. James's classic history of the Haitian revolution The Black Jacobins, which started life as a play with Paul Robeson in the lead.
* Monday 28 October, Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool
* Monday 28 October, Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool
Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall (California State University, San Marcos), Beyond The Black Jacobins: Recent Historiography on the Haitian Revolution; Courtney Gildersleeve (University of Minnesota), Facing a Revolutionary: Toussaint Louverture in Bordeaux and Historical Reckoning; David Featherstone (University of Glasgow), The Black Jacobins, Contested Universalities and Insurgent Geographies of Connection; Nick Nesbitt (Princeton), Paradoxes of Production: Labour, Revolution, and Universality in The Black Jacobins; Matthew J. Smith (University of the West Indies), 'The Spirit of the Thing': The Black Jacobins and Caribbean Discourse on Haiti; Class Wargames with Fabian Tompsett (London Psychogeographical Association and Author), Richard Barbrook (University of Westminster), Stefan Lutschinger (Middlesex and State University of Saint Petersburg), Battle of Bedourete: Table-top Simulation of The Black Jacobins; Joseph J. García (University of New Mexico), The Windward Passage to Charismatic Revolutionary Leadership; Scott Henkel (Binghamton), 'There are 2,000 Leaders': C. L. R. James from Slave Revolt to Direct Democracy; Patrick Sylvain (Brown University), Architects of Coup D'état: Bitter Rivalry Among Early Haitian Revolutionary Generals; Jeremy M. Glick (Hunter College), C.L.R. James looks at St John the Baptist Preaching: Bodily Compression and Oceanic Logic of Un-gendering in Robeson, Rilke, Rodin; Jerome Teelucksingh (University of the West Indies), Rise of the Black Jacobins: Impact of the Haitian Revolution; Selma James (activist and writer), Black Jacobins: History as a Political Weapon; Frank Rosengarten (CUNY), The Interplay between Literature and History in C.L.R. James's The Black Jacobins; Selwyn Cudjoe (Wellesley), C. L. R. James and his Intellectual Background (Trinidad & Tobago).
Balham Library: 10.45 -11.45 am. 16 Ramsden Road, SW12.
Tooting Library: 2-4pm. 75 Mitcham Road, SW17.
Monday 28 October. 7pm. Race and racism in a post-racial age: 20 years on since the murder of Stephen Lawrence
Tuesday 29 October. 6.30-8.30pm. Word Power: Together We Can!
Andrew Muhammad presents highlights African British civil rights, followed by Q&A. Creative writing and performance speaking to civil rights theme from youth workshop facilitated by Music4Causes rapper Kimba. Light refreshments available. Harrow Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow, HA1. Harrow & Wealdstone station or Harrow On The Hill station. Free. For more information or to book: www.harrowBHM.eventbrite.com.
Wednesday 30 October. 2.30-3.30pm. Life of Mary Seacole
Wednesday 30 October 6.30-8pm. Legacies of British slave-ownership
Thursday 31 October, Friday 1 & Saturday 2 November. 7.30pm. "Troubled Island", the opera by William Grant Still (1895-1978)
Friday 1 November. 2.30-3.30pm. The Journey of Gospel Music
Music industry and history consultant Kwaku provides an audio-visual and interactive presentation aimed at young people (adults are welcome) which tells the journey of gospel music from America to Britain, and London in particular. Join us, as we explore the meaning of gospel music. Find out about how it started, some of the early pioneers who introduced the music to Britain, the friendships and creative collaborations between the American gospel singers and British singers and composers and where gospel music is at in today’s British music scene. Do you know which gospel song introduced from America over 100 years ago is now a British sports anthem? Carnegie Library, 188 Herne Hill Road, London, SE24. 020 7926 6050.
Saturday 2 November. 2-3.20pm. Finding Your Caribbean Ancestry
Caribbean Ancestry island Research workshop. Norbury Library. To order ticket telephone 020 8726 6900.
Monday 4 November. 6.30-8pm. Among the Bloodpeople: Politics & Flesh
Thursday 7 November. 6.30-8.30pm. Claudia Jones & Amy Ashwood Garvey: Sisters In Civil Rights Activism
Thursday 7 November. 7.30pm. Waka Hasegawa Plays Coleridge-Taylor
Waka will play Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Valse Suite "Three- Fours", Dvořák’s Dumka and Furiant,
Hilary Robinson’s 10.10.10, and Rachmaninoff/Grainger’s 3rd Mov. of Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto. There will also be a singer. St George's, Bloomsbury. www.stgeorgesbloomsbury.org.uk/index.htm.
Friday 8 & Saturday 9 November. 8pm. "Troubled Island", the opera by William Grant Still (1895-1978)
with libretto by Langston Hughes (1902-1967). Thee Black Swan Theatre & Opera Company. Catford Broadway Studio Theatre, Catford, SE6. Call 0208 690 0002.
Sunday 10 November. 7.30pm. "Troubled Island", the opera by William Grant Still (1895-1978)
with libretto by Langston Hughes (1902-1967). Thee Black Swan Theatre & Opera Company. The Wilberforce Theatre, The Museum of London, Docklands, E14. Call 0207 001 9844.
Wednesday 13 November. 1.10pm. Waka Hasegawa Lunchtime Concert
Thursday 14 November. 1.15-2pm. The Motherland Calls