Slavery Remembrance Day 2015

    Location (with MAP): International Slavery Museum
    Date/Time: Friday 21 August 2015. - Sunday 23 August 2015. All Day
    Event: Art Event - Slavery Remembrance Day 2015
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    INTERNATIONAL SLAVERY MUSEUM/ VARIOUS VENUES
    Events from 21 – 23 August
    Three days of special events to commemorate Slavery Remembrance Day on Sunday 23 August – a day of remembrance and reflection – including a day of family events on 22 August.:

    Slavery Remembrance Day Family Day:

    International Slavery Museum
    22 August
    1-4pm
    Join us for a day of craft workshops, performances, and demonstrations to commemorate Slavery Remembrance Day.
    Drop in, no booking required

    1-4pm – Don’t miss Sidiki Dembele’s captivating performances on the djembe drum and a harp from West Africa called a kamelen n’goni.

    1-4pm – Look out for our face painter throughout the afternoon creating fantastic designs inspired by African blooms and animals.

    1-4pm – Change the world with your own two hands! Help us create a collaborative artwork and add your own hopes and wishes for the future.

    1-4pm – Join artists from the Paper Moon print studio to get hands on and have a go at screen printing an array of West African adinkra symbols. You can add to our big print mural and also make a work of art to take away. Suitable for ages 5+.

    Slavery Remembrance Day main events:

    Dorothy Kuya Slavery Remembrance Lecture
    Martin Luther King Jr building
    21 August, 6pm
    This year’s lecture is delivered by Ndaba Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela.

    Slavery Remembrance Day Walk of Remembrance
    Church Street bandstand to Thomas Steers Way, Liverpool One
    23 August, 12 noon
    Remember ancestors who, deprived of their liberty, enabled the port of Liverpool to thrive. Meet at the bandstand on Church Street.

    Slavery Remembrance Day Libation Ceremony
    Waterfront
    23 August, 1pm
    A libation is an ancient spiritual ceremony. Join us to remember ancestors of African and Caribbean heritage. The ceremony will be performed by Chief Angus Chukuemeka accompanied by the River

    Poets Against Apartheid – The Legacy of Gil Scott-Heron
    Martin Luther King Jr building
    23 August, 2.30pm
    ‘Poets Against Apartheid – The Legacy of Gil Scott-Heron’ featuring poets Malik Al Nasir, Tayo Aluko and Jean Binta Breeze, with accompaniment of the Nicky Brown Gospel Choir. Join us for our 16th Slavery Remembrance Day commemoration – a day of remembrance and reflection.

    For more information, visit the International Slavery Museum website.