MUSEUM WELCOMES TV STAR
Floella Benjamin at International Slavery Museum
The International Slavery Museum is hosting an evening with Dr Floella Benjamin on Saturday 8 March 2008 at 1900 hours. Floella, Chancellor of the University of Exeter, actress, writer and children’s campaigner, will give an inspirational talk to celebrate International Women’s Day. The event is free to attend and places can be reserved by contacting Lizzy Rodgers on 0151 478 4543.
Floella Benjamin was born in Trinidad and raised in Britain. After appearing in several successful West End shows and television dramas Floella became a household name fronting legendary children’s programmes Playschool and Playaway. Floella has written over 20 children’s books, a guide to Caribbean cookery and Coming to England the story of her family’s move to England from Trinidad. Much of her time is now dedicated to Floella Benjamin Productions, the television company she set up with her husband in 1987.
A supporter of pressure groups and charitable organisations, Floella is currently Vice President of NCH Action for Children and Barnardos and campaigned tirelessly for a Minister for Children to oversee government policy – a position now successfully in place.