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31/10/16

A cultural extravaganza

In an extension of black history month, the Yellow Pavilion will be transformed into a stage as performers, historians and artist come together to celebrate the role black people throughout history have played in their journey for freedom and civil rights. During the evening, guests can enjoy a lively evening of debate, captivating theatre, local art and great food.

On the night

The evening will start with a lively drumming session before guests will be invited to take their seats for a talk from Paul Crookes. Paul Crookes is a Wembley Park- born historian who is well known for his books Ancestors”, which follows the journey he took to trace his roots from London to Jamaica and right back to Africa, and “A Tree without Roots:  The Guide to Tracing British, African and Asian Caribbean Ancestry.”  This will then be followed by a youth performance from Origin TV which will explore the role Malcom X played in the civil rights movement through song and dance.

There will also be spoken word and vocal performances that will celebrate living legends that have also campaigned and worked for freedom across the world.  During the evening there will be food on sale and also the opportunity to obtain a signed copy of Paul’s book.

When:  Sunday 13 November

Time:  13:45 – 19:00

Where:  The Yellow Pavilion

This is a free event but booking is required

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