BHM 2018: Shirley Thompson highlights Windrush

BHM 2018: Shirley Thompson highlights Windrush

Dr Shirley Thompson, Patron of Black British Academics, is not just a distinguished composer and visionary artist but an influential cultural activist whose unique talents have done much to democratise the classical music genre through epic narratives that acknowledge and celebrate people of African descent.  Examples of such compositions are: Sacred Mountain: Incidents in the Life of Queen Nanny of the Maroons and Spirit of the Middle Passage.

2018 marks the 40th Anniversary of Windrush – a term the denotes the migration of people from the Caribbean, some of whom began their journey to the UK on board the British ship Empire Windrush, in 1948. Dr Shirley Thompson is taking part in two important events during Black History Month to mark the Windrush Anniversary, not to be missed.

Kings Place, Saturday 22nd September – Women and Words Windrush

With instrumental music, spoken word and video, as Composer and Artistic Director, Dr Shirley  Thompson and guest musicians and composers bring narratives and memories from the Windrush experience.

Dr Shirley Thompson shares her experiences as a woman of the Windrush generation and the role her cultural activism plays in the wider mission for equality and social justice.
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