International Slavery Museum – Events January – March 2010

imageInternational Slavery Museum (January – March 2010)
The International Slavery Museum explores the historical and contemporary aspects of slavery. Discover stories of bravery and rebellion amongst enslaved people. Learn about the legacies of the slave trade and celebrate Black achievement through our interactive displays  Open daily 10am-5pm, Free entry

Free exhibitions:

Black Britannia
Until 28 February

Lewis Hamilton, Ms Dynamite and John Conteh all star in this exhibition of inspirational photographs by John Ferguson. The exhibition celebrates the contribution Black people have made to British culture over the last few decades and includes teachers, farmers and firefighters alongside household names.

Until 30 August, 2010

Highlighting the ongoing struggle to combat human trafficking around the world through the experiences of people whose lives have been affected by this modern day slave trade.

Handling collection
17* January, 2010
14  February, 2010

Meet our demonstrator and learn about life in West Africa before transatlantic slavery.
*January 17 session will be BSL interpreted from 1-2pm

African woodcarving
31 January, 2010
14  March, 2010

See African woodcarving on the Life in West Africa gallery

21 February, 2010

Celebrate carnival with an afternoon of music, art and fun festivities for all.

African arts and crafts
15, 28  February, 2010

Try your hand at African art and make your own mask to take home.

African batik
31 January, 2010
28 March, 2010

Drop-in for a fun-filled afternoon of craft activities and learn about the art of African Batik.

Expert African batik
16 February, 2010

Join artist Barbara Maynell and learn from the expert in this hands on workshop. (suitable for over 13’s)

Carnival crafts
10 January, 2010
14 March, 2010

Join us for an arts and crafts session inspired by the colourful world of the carnival.

African beats
1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm
20 February, 2010

Feel the beat with an afternoon of African drumming and tribal dance.

Tales from Africa
1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm
24 January, 2010
7* March, 2010

Immerse yourself in African tales in this interactive storytelling session.
*2.30pm session on March 7 will be BSL interpreted

Destination freedom
8 February, 2010
2 & 3pm
7*, 17 February, 2010
21 March, 2010

Based on the true story of William and Ellen Craft, this performance tells of Ellen’s personal journey from enslavement to freedom.
*2pm session on February 7 will be BSL interpreted.

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