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Curated by Edson Burton and Nancy Medina
Wednesday 2nd April 1980 and an afternoon raid on the Black and White Café culminates in a visceral confrontation between police and the local community. By the evening, the police were forced to retreat...
Welcome to Unfinished Business: a week-long series of events marking the 40th anniversary of the St Pauls Uprising, its context and legacy; furthering work kick-started in our 2018 Year of Change.
Edson Burton Writer
Nancy Medina Director
Cleo Edwards Designer
Ric de Mowbray Sound Designer
Mike Gunning Lighting Designer
Nadia Williams Performer
Alongside a series of talks, discussions and readings from some of Bristol’s most renowned and salient voices, for one week only our atmospheric foyer will host acclaimed musicians, DJs and poets from across the UK.
Each evening opens with a specially commissioned episodic monologue which, from Monday to Saturday, spans nearly 200 years of Black British History through the eyes of shape-shifting freedom fighter and timeless spirit of rebellion, Serena. Through her fight against racism, poverty and disadvantage, we come to understand the meaning of Unfinished Business.
... a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it America has failed to hear... It has failed to hear that the promises of freedom and justice have not been met.
Martin Luther King
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Included in the offer: The Meaning of Zong Play Reading, Black Roots, Tan Teddy, Linton Kwesi Johnson and Roger Robinson, DJ Style (Ujima Radio) + Ric de Mowbray and Don Letts DJ Set