Free events before Slavery Remembrance day:
African Drumming with Ma Ma Dou- MERSEYSIDE MARITIME MUSEUM
Try your hand at African drumming or just come along and enjoy the rhythms
Sunday 20 August 2006
1pm & 2.45pm
Memorial Lecture- LIVERPOOL TOWN HALL
Ekow Eshun, writer, broadcaster and the artistic director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, will give a lecture focusing on his book Black Gold of the Sun, and the legacy of slavery through contemporary art and culture
Tuesday 22 August 2006
Slavery Remembrance Day
Wednesday 23 August 2006
Interfaith Church Service- ST NICHOLAS, LIVERPOOL PARISH CHURCH
A church service for people of all faiths to remember the victims of Transatlantic Slave Trade and affirm their commitment to human rights and social justice for all. The service will include a special performance by Liverpool Community Spirit.
Cultural food and exhibition marquee- OTTERSPOOL PROMENADE
Enjoy a taste of traditional African and Caribbean food. Lots of activities for children, including arts and crafts and a chance to dress up in traditional Ghanaian and Nigerian costume. Try playing musical instruments or make a colourful mask. Explore artefacts from the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
Libation on the waterfront- OTTERSPOOL PROMENADE
Chief Angus Chukuemeka will lead a libation, joined by community and civic leaders from Merseyside. This traditional African ceremony calls on the ancestors to bless the event. The offereing of libation involves pouring liquid, which can be water or wine, ina special pattern while homage is paid to the ancestors.
Main marquee – OTTERSPOOL PROMENADE
An afternoon of exciting and entertaining music and drama. Special performances from local actors, poets and musicians and more children’s activities.