Slavery Remembrance Day 23 August 2008
Commemorative events at Otterspool Promenade 12-15.00
An afternoon of events at Otterspool promenade, south Liverpool. Details of how to get to Otterspool and a map are available on this website.
Events at Otterspool will include:
- 12.00: Cultural food and activities in the marquee. Enjoy a wide variety of traditional African and Caribbean food, with family activities.
- 13.00: Libation on the waterfront. Chief Angus Chukuemeka and community leaders will take part in this traditional African ceremony which calls on the ancestors to bless the event. The offering of libation involves the pouring of liquid, which can be water or wine, in a special pattern, while homage is paid to the ancestors.
- 13.30-15.00: Events in the marquee. An afternoon of exciting music and drama performances showcasing Black culture and heritage. The performers include Liverpool’s Sense of Sound, recently seen on the BBC’s ‘Last Choir Standing’, poet Curtis Watt, rapper Kof, Merseyside Dance Initiative African Caribbean Youth Dance Group, Kevin Harvey and SuAndi and Daniel Tzegay.
See the website: http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ism/