14 December 2020

Black voices from Bristol’s past

Award winning broadcaster, Sherrie Eugene-Hart has been delving into Bristol’s archives to find audio recordings of Black Bristolians talking about their lives.

Often, these archive interviews – covering from the second world war to the 1990s – have not been heard in decades. Now, Bristol’s first Black ‘News Anchor’ will present a selection of them in an online talk, setting them in the context of Bristol’s history and giving new life to these rich and wonderful voices.

From the everyday moments to the famous points in Bristol’s history, the interviewees give a rare insight into Bristol’s past.

After spending many hours listening to these voices from Bristol Archives, Sherrie is excited to share the unique and inspirational stories. A new short film will be screened and there will be time for questions at the end of the talk.

Speaker: Sherrie Eugene-Hart, TV presenter, correspondent and researcher

Please note: This talk was originally scheduled for 30 November.

How to take part

This free, online talk will be held over Zoom. Please book your place below. Details of how to join the session will be in your registration email. Please check your spam folder if the email does not arrive. Bookings close at 10.30am on Monday 14 December.

Although this talk is free, we would be grateful if you could consider making a donation.

Please visit the Zoom website for guidance on joining meetings. Please allow extra time before the talk begins to make sure everything is working correctly. It’s up to you whether you turn on your video but all guests will be muted once the talk begins. You are welcome to ask questions in the chat box throughout the talk.


The recordings, held at Bristol Archives and Bristol Libraries, have been made accessible by Unlocking Our Sound Heritage, a British Library led, National Lottery Heritage Fund supported nationwide project to preserve rare, unique and at-risk audio heritage for the future.