Breaking the Silence of the Slave Trade: An Abolitionist Story
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Breaking the Silence: An abolitionist story
created by Collisions Theatre Company in partnership with researchers from the University of Essex and Brunel University London.
A unique immersive theatrical tour for Black History Month fictionalising a meeting by key members of the 18th and early 19th century British abolitionist movement. We celebrate 18th century Black British Abolitionists such as Olaudah Equiano and Mary Prince, and women such as Mary Birkett Card, who along with William Wilberforce used the power of their stories to end the slave trade. Through speeches, personal narratives, and song, we tell their stories in their own words.
There will be refreshments afterwards and an opportunity to speak to the performers.
Advanced booking recommended: This event is free but you need to register. Please observe our Covid requests by using hand sanitiser, wearing a mask and making space.
Performing in historic churches with close ties to the slave trade and abolition in Sunderland Point, Manchester, Fulham, Hampstead, Soham, Liverpool, Bristol, and Nottingham. Click here for the Tour page on Facebook.
This production is created with support from Arts Council England, Unity Trust, Brunel University Research and Engagement and East 15 School of Acting, University of Essex Research.