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Sites of interest
Black Cultural Archive is the only national heritage centre dedicated to collecting, preserving and celebrating the histories of African and Caribbean people in Britain
The International Slavery Museum highlights the international importance of slavery, both in a historic and contemporary context.
It is located in Liverpool's Albert Dock, at the centre of a World Heritage site and only yards away from the dry docks where 18th century slave trading ships were repaired and fitted out. It is the only museum of its kind looking at both, historical and contempory slavery
Tara Theatre has a studded history in Earlsfield. Starting life as a Mission Hall in 1891, it has been a Draper's, an Optician's, a Chiropodists' and a Church for newly-arrived migrants. To this history of clothes, eyes, feet & soul, Tara is adding words to breathe dramatic life in a building perched between the centuries.
Talawa was founded in 1986 by Yvonne Brewster, Carmen Munroe, Mona Hammond and Inigo Espejel, in response to the lack of creative opportunities for Black actors and the marginalisation of Black peoples from cultural processes.
Today, Talawa is the primary Black theatre company in the UK, with more than 50 award-winning touring productions from African classics to Oscar Wilde behind it. In total the company has produced more than 80 productions.
Our name, Talawa, comes from a Jamaican patois term and means gutsy and strong
Celebrating their eighteenth year, there’s always excitement when Ballet Black take to the stage. Their popular programme contrasts dramatic and inventive storytelling in a lively showcase of modern ballets.
Led by Artistic Director Cassa Pancho, recent recipient of the Freedom of the City of London for her contribution to diversity in ballet, the company celebrates dancers of black and Asian descent.
I am very sorry to announce that Cambridge Arts Theatre is now cancelling all performances until 31 August 2020 due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The shows affected are: An Inspector Calls, A Monster Calls, Million Dollar Quartet, The Cat and the Canary, The Glee Club, English Touring Opera’s Così fan tutte and Giulio Cesare, Cirque Berserk, Ballet Black, Giraffes Can’t Dance, HMS Pinafore and I’m Sorry Prime Minister.
“The Belgrade has always stood proudly at the heart of everything that Coventry is and does, catering to hugely varied audiences, and cultivating close relationships with communities.”
- British Theatre Guide
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