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Poems for Loretta

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In honour of Franklyn Rodgers’ exhibition Devotion, join us as three exceptional poets share their visions of family, heritage, and relationships spanning generations.

In the midst of the Windrush scandal, Poems for Loretta centres the voices of rising Black British Caribbean poets: Anita Barton-Williams and Jeremiah ‘Sugar J’ Brown. A third feature will be announced.

Each poet will share a selection of work, along with their perspectives on what it means to honour the history of Britain’s Afro-Caribbean community as a means of protecting its future.

Curated by Victoria Adukwei Bulley.

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About the poets

Anita Barton-Williams is a poet and the mother and father of Heaux Noire, a live poetry and music night for Black and Brown womxn.

Jeremiah ‘Sugar J’ Brown is a Barbican Young Poet and one of the faces of Nationwide’s Voices campaign. His debut play, A Likkle Rum with Grandma features as part of this year’s The Last Word festival at Roundhouse.

A third poet will be confirmed.

Curated by: Victoria Adukwei Bulley is a poet, writer and filmmaker whose work has featured in The Poetry Review and on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour. She has held artistic residencies internationally in Brazil and the USA, and in the UK at the V&A Museum.

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About the exhibition

Franklyn Rodgers: Devotion - A Portrait of Loretta

Photographer Franklyn Rodgers pays homage to a figure sacred in his life: his mother, Loretta.

Over several years, Rodgers photographed Loretta and the circle of friends important to her. The large-scale portraits in Devotion recognise the significance of these close-knit relationships: mother and son, and between friends. His visual care for such deeply personal subjects is evident in the exquisite and refined grandeur of these works, the result of a methodology built on intimacy and trust.

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Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

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Image, from left: Victoria Adukwei Bulley. Photo: Keziah Who, 2018. Jeremiah ‘Sugar J’ Brown. Photo: Graham Lacdao, 2017. Anita Barton-Williams. Photo: Myah Jeffers, 2018

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