Slavery Museum – Events October – December

imageInternational Slavery Museum (October – December 2009)
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

Exhibitions, events and workshops:

Black Britannia
Until 28 February 2010

Lewis Hamilton, Ms Dynamite and John Conteh all star in this exhibition of inspiration 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 February 2010

Contemporary photographs 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.

Black History Month

Black History Month is a national celebration of the contribution of Black heritage and cultural tradition. Our annual programme of events explores Black history, identity and culture through talks, film, dance, literature and music.Visit for more details.

Handling collection
4 October 2009: 1-4pm
15*November 2009: 1-4pm
13, 31 December 2009: 1-4pm

Meet our demonstrator and learn about life in West Africa before transatlantic slavery. (all)
*November 15 session will be BSL interpreted

African woodcarving
10, 11 October, 2009: 1-4pm
1 November 2009: 1-4pm

See African woodcarving on the Life in West Africa gallery (suitable for all)

African arts and crafts
27 October 2009: 1-4pm
8 November 2009: 1-4pm
6 December 2009: 1-4pm

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

African batik
25 October 2009: 1-4pm

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

Carnival crafts
26 October 2009: 1-4pm
22 November 2009: 1-4pm
20 December 2009: 1-4pm

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

African beats
24, 25 October 2009: 1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm
28, 29 December 2009: 1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm

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

Tales from Africa
18 October 2009: 1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm
29 November 2009: 1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm
27 December, 2009: 1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm

Immerse yourself in African tales in this interactive storytelling session. (all).

Destination freedom
11 October 2009: 2 & 3pm
30*December 2009: 2 & 3pm

Based on the true story of William and Ellen Craft, this performance tells of Ellen’s personal journey from enslavement to freedom.
*December 30 session will be BSL interpreted

The wonderful adventures of Mrs Seacole      
29* October 2009: 2 & 3pm

An inspiring performance about the amazing life of Mary Seacole.
Performances will be BSL interpreted

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