22 October 2016

Black History Month: Slavery – Close to the Bone

Listen to readings and performances on the lives of enslaved people in the intimate setting of The Georgian House Museum.

Inspired by archaeological evidence about the lives of enslaved people in Barbados and Gran Canaria, five writers will read extracts from their work simultaneously in different rooms in the house.

The writers are Jenny Davis, Cedar Monteith, Valda Jackson, Ros Martin and Edson Burton.

Audience members will rotate between readings and rooms during the one hour performance to reflect on the history of this house built on the profits of the slave trade and how we remember past lives.

Part of Black History Month. This event is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Find out more about the Literary Archaeology project.


The Georgian House Museum would like to thank Black History Month events sponsor:
Lloyds Banking Group.

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