Avril's Walks and Talks gives a presentation that shows how Black people are represented via statues, busts, and other monuments around London.
Famous and not-so-famous people have been idolised in stone and other materials around the capital, as well as memorials, busts and strange cut outs!
Come and hear historian AVRIL NANTON give a break down of these fascinating, interesting, intriguing and downright strange statues, memorials and busts!! Some are ugly, some are gorgeous, some are weird, some are just...there! But all of them contribute to the rich heritage of the Black community in London.
Statues such as Nelson Mandela are well known but what about the not-so-famous statues and memorials? Where are they? Where are their statues? Why do they have statues? For what reasons? How much did the statues cost to put up? Who paid? Why did they pay? These and many other questions will be answered during the presentation. So do you know where the statue above can be found?
Take the opportunity to see this presentation. It links in with the Black Statues Walk but where the walk only covers a small amount of statues, this presentation shows you where all the "statues" are (some are buildings!) that have come to represent the Black community in all its glory in London. Bring your notebooks, pens and friends!
To make it easy the presentation has been broken down into parts 1 and 2 both shown on different nights; or, if you wish, you can come and see the whole presentation in one evening. You choose!
You can just turn up on the night - Tickets £5 Adults, £3 child
Increase your education in a topic that's not normally discussed.
PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY AS WE START ON TIME
Part One 4th October at 6.30pm
Part Two 11th October at 6.30pm
Full presentation (both parts together) 18th October at 6.30pm
Venue: Wood Green Library, London N22 6XD