As the American War of Independence reaches its climax, a plantation slave and a British Naval Officer embark on an epic journey in search of freedom. Divided by barriers of race, but united in their ambitions for equality, their convictions will
change attitudes towards slavery forever…
Sweeping from the deep south of America to the scorched earth of West Africa, Rough Crossings is a compelling true story of human courage, political will and the heroic struggle for a home.
The award-winning writer Caryl Phillips adapts Simon Schama’s brilliantly provocative account to mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade in the British Empire.
Recommended age 11+
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Headlong Theatre, Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and Lyric Hammersmith
By Simon Schama
Adapted for the stage by Caryl Phillips
Directed by Rupert Goold
Designed by Laura Hopkins
WILLIAM WILBERFORCE'S ST PAUL'S CHURCH OF MILL HILL
Campaigns Officer for Anti-Slavery International.
Thomas Clarkson, Wilberforce’s Right-Hand Man
Friday 18th May, 8.15pm,
For other events at this venue see the church website
Sep 26 2007 - Jun 30 2008
Thomas Clarkson, who lived the latter part of his life at Playford Hall near Ipswich, was a tireless campaigner for the abolition of slavery.
The importance of his role in the abolition movement is only now being widely recognised and this exhibition tells the fascinating story.
Find out how and why the Slave Trade operated, as well as more about the rich variety of African cultures from which slaves were taken. You can also learn more about the abolition movement and the work of Thomas Clarkson in making it happen.
This is a free exhibition and entry to the museum is free – so come along for a great day out!
29 September 2007 to 13 January 2008, FREE admission
This inspiring exhibition uses Equiano’s own autobiographical account ‘The Interesting Narrative’ (1789). It tells the story of Equiano’s life and times, drawing together all the major themes connected to the history of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its abolition as well as his experiences travelling and trading around the world.
The exhibition uses major national and international artworks as well as objects from Birmingham Museum’s own collections to explore the story of Equiano’s life. Multimedia interactive displays enable the visitor to explore this fascinating story in more depth. The exhibition also features artistic responses to Equiano’s narrative created by local school and community groups in conjunction with local artists.
Mon-Thurs and Sat
Tel: 0121 303 2384
Tel: 01945 583817
Fax: 01945 589050
See http://www.parliament.uk/what_s_on/exhibitions/slavetrade.cfm for further details
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Last updated 5th November 2007