Entry to the first day of a weekend festival of Caribbean literature and liming
At this biennial two-dayer, writers, artists and raconteurs from the Caribbean and its diaspora, and guest speakers, probe the narratives of Caribbean artistic expression and identity in a convivial and wide-ranging festival.
This ticket gets you into all Saturday events, except for the evening with Linton Kwesi Johnson, which is ticketed separately.
12 noon – 13.30
We Need to Talk About Windrush: Panel Discussion
Anita Sethi, Anna Walker, Stephen Bourne and Gemma Romain explore the impact and the mythologies of the Empire Windrush’s arrival at Tilbury and its legacy as a key moment in migration history, alongside other moments of Caribbean arrival and presence in England that occurred before 1948.
14.00 – 15.15
Kerry Young on ‘Not Just the Shopkeepers’: The Chinese in Jamaica
Novelist and short story writer Kerry Young gives a short historical perspective about the Chinese in Jamaica including her own family history, the Chinese influence in her trilogy of novels Pao, Gloria and Show Me a Mountain and the many and different ways that Chinese Jamaicans have been part of Jamaica’s history and story. The event includes a talk, readings, and a Q and A with the audience.
15.30 – 16.30
Shivanee Ramlochan on Poetry: Everyone Knows I Am A Haunting
Poet, arts reporter and blogger Shivanee Ramlochan reads from and talks about her new Forward Prize shortlisted poetry collection.
17.00 – 18.00
Tobago Crusoe on Kitch
The festival’s Calypsonian-in-Residence Tobago Crusoe explores the life and performs the songs of Lord Kitchener in addition to new and improvised work created for and during the festival.
Festival curated by Melanie Abrahams. Produced by Renaissance One as part of The Independence Project.
Image: Maria Nunes Photography
TICKETS: Full Price £10 Member £10
Senior 60+ £8 Student £7 Registered Unemployed £7 Under 18 £7