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London Is The Place For Me Festival 2016

  • British Library Euston Road London, NW1 United Kingdom (map)
Photo by Maria Nunes Photography

Photo by Maria Nunes Photography

London Is The Place For Me 2016

A Caribbean One Day Festival of Literature and Liming

By the end of the year, Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago will have passed the 50 years mark of political independence since the European flags came down in the Caribbean and attentions turned to settlement, new beginnings and self-determination. Writers, broadcasters and thinkers from the Caribbean and England probe the wide-ranging narratives of independence and discuss and present perspectives as they have altered over decades.  Featuring Gary YoungeColin Grant, Hannah Lowe, Dr Raj Persaud, Maggie Harris, Myra Barrs, Anita SethiPhilip Nanton, Marc Matthews, Susanna Howard, Alexander D GreatMelanie Abrahams, Raymond Antrobus, Philip Cowell, Michael Brome and (DJ) Psykhomantus.

Produced by Renaissance One in partnership with the British Library and Tilt. The festival is part of The Independence Project funded by Arts Council England 

A limited number of Day Tickets to attend the four festival events will be available at £20. Individual events are priced £5 - £10.

Scroll down to view the events running from 1pm to 9pm.

Watch a video of London Is The Place For Me as a tribute to calypsonian Lord Kitchener (recorded for the 2014 festival at The Tabernacle) 



1pm to 2pm: The James Berry Archive

2.30pm to 4pm: Caribbean Book Club

4.30pm to 6pm: We Need To Talk About Independence

7pm to 9pm: Tilt's London Liming: Independence

Click here to visit the British Library's page for purchasing day tickets