Slavery: Close to the Bone

Activity: Talk or presentation typesFestival, exhibition, performance


Come and hear readings and performances of new writing on the lives of the enslaved in the intimate setting of the Georgian House Museum. Inspired by archaeological evidence about the lives of the enslaved in Barbados and Gran Canaria, five writers will read extracts from their work simultaneously in different rooms in the house. Audience members will rotate between readings and rooms during the one hour performance and will be encouraged to reflect on the history of this house built on the profits of the slave trade and on how we remember past lives. With Jenny Davis, Cedar Monteith, Valda Jackson, Ros Martin and Edson Burton. This event is free to attend and is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Places are strictly limited so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Period22 Oct 2016
Held atBristol Museums and Galleries, United Kingdom