UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK: MODERN RECORDS CENTRE
8 December 2015, 6-7pm
Celebrating British Black and Asian Shakespeareans
Dr. Jami Rogers explores the contributions of black and Asian performers in Shakespearean theatre since 1930
BIRMINGHAM: THE DRUM
12 November 2015, 6-9pm
In Robeson's Footsteps: To be or not to be?
In 1930, singer, actor, activist Paul Robeson made history by playing Othello.
An exhibition, performance and discusson at Britain's leading intercultural arts centre.
- Nicholas Bailey, Simon Manyonda, Sarah Paul and Gabby Wong -
Part of 2015 Being Human: A Festival of the Humanities.
The exhibition 'To tell My Story' will be at The Drum throughout the Festival 12 to 29 November.
Coventry Belgrade Theatre: B2 Studio
28 October 2015, 6-8PM
Shakespeare and Black History: Rediscovering the Stars
In the 1820s, the great African American actor Ira Aldridge became manager of a theatre in Coventry.
Professor Tony Howard discusses the history of Black and Asian Shakespearean theatre in Britain
and introduces the expanded exhibition, 'To Tell My Story'.
The University of Warwick for Black History Month. Admission FREE.
And previously from BBAS.......
NATIONWIDE :The BBAS EXHIBITION ON TOUR
To Hexham, Huddersfield, Margate, Buxton, Swansea, Poole , London,
Windsor, Bury St Edmunds, Derby, Peterborough, Harrogate.
The BBAS exhibition is touring in association with Tara Arts Macbeth, Queen's Hall Arts & Black Theatre Live.
COVENTRY: WARWICK ARTS CENTRE: MULTICULTURAL FILM FESTIVAL
SEEING SHAKESPEARE THROUGH EACH OTHERS' EYES
Hear Tony Howard's podcast about the programme.
SCREENING BLACK AND ASIAN SHAKESPEARE - FROM INDIA, BRITAIN AND THE USA
Warwick Arts Centre
April 23rd-30th 2015
WITH EXHIBITION, TALKS AND A DEBATE ON APRIL 29TH.
‘If Shakespeare must be studied by every student in the English speaking world,
because of its universal relevant themes and characters, then why
do I rarely see anyone black doing it?’ – Ayanna Thompson (Georgetown University)
Wednesday 29th April 5-7pm: Round Table Discussion
with Nick Bailey, Michael Buffong, Paterson Joseph, Iqbal Khan, and others
Who Owns Shakespeare? Do we need a multicultural Shakespeare?
What obstacles do performers from minority communities face today:
why do talented black artists need to find their way to Hollywood?
And what do the screenings in this season - from Britain, America and India -
tell us about Shakespeare’s relevance or redundancy to our twenty-first-century world…..
or should that be ‘worlds’?